Organized veterinary medicine in California began on January 11, 1888 at a
meeting held by a small group of veterinary practitioners in San Francisco. They
formed the California State Veterinary Medical Association, the 14th
state association in the nation.
From this small beginning, CVMA grew to its present status as one of the
largest veterinary medical associations in the nation and assumed its leadership
position through ambitious, innovative programs.
The SCVMA is the nations largest regional veterinary medical association
representing over 700 hospitals and 1200 members. We consider ourselves to be
the source for all items related to veterinary medicine in Los Angeles and
Orange County, California.