About the NJVMA

About the NJVMA

The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association was founded in 1884 and is a professional association representing the state’s licensed veterinarians. The NJVMA is dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession in New Jersey.

Objectives of the NJVMA

  1. To advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including the relationship of the profession to public health and other medical disciplines.
  2. To protect the health of animals and to extend to the community at large the benefits of sound and progressive leadership in the research, care, treatment, and welfare of animals.
  3. To encourage high ethical standards and competence in the treatment of animals and to promote excellence in the professional training and continuing education of doctors of veterinary medicine.
  4. To promote goodwill among its members and to seek protection of their professional rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities.


The association is a significant information resource, both for its members and for those outside the profession. It is a nexus point for all the issues, factors, and organizations that will have an impact on New Jersey’s veterinarians. The NJVMA communicates items of importance to its members via a monthly electronic newsletter.