LCVMA Services

The Larimer County Veterinary Medical Association (LCVMA) originally operated as a chapter of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. It later became an unincorporated association until incorporation in 1998.  In December 2016, the members of LCVMA voted to remain an independent organization, rather than join CVMA as a chapter organization, under their new model. 

LCVMA has and will continue to provide the following services:

  1. Promote awareness of veterinary medicine in Larimer County. This is a traditional activity of a business association.
  2. Provide a uniform Rabies tag/licensing system for Larimer County Health Department. The Department requested that LCVMA take over this responsibility in 1991. This is not a profit-oriented service, but rather just a service that removes a burden from the government.

    To order Larimer County Rabies Tags (must have a licensed veterinarian on staff), send us your information using our Contact Us page. We will then forward your information to the tag coordinator.

    This program is undergoing a transfer to the Larimer Humane Society in the Summer 2017.  After the transfer is complete, LHS will entirely be responsible for the continued operation of this program.

  3. Provide monies for student scholarships, the Larimer County Humane Society, and other animal health/veterinary organizations. The LCVMA has historically supported the local humane society with funds, provided scholarship money to the Colorado State University Foundation for students in veterinary medicine, and donated monies for prizes and trophies at the annual Larimer County fair.  Our current budget is maintained primarily for monthly member meetings, with minimal excess produced.
  4. Provide a forum for local veterinarians through socialization and continuing education presentations at each meeting. These activities provide the membership with additional tools to improve their individual practices.

Sources of financial support to LCVMA come from the following:

  • Rabies tag license orders for Larimer County veterinarians (until Summer 2017)
  • Annual membership dues - primarily
  • Corporate sponsors provide most of the meals for our meetings

What We Do

For each fiscal year, beginning in September and ending in May, LCVMA organizes educational meetings for its membership. Topics vary within the veterinary fields and are often sponsored by animal health corporations. Many meetings are funded by membership dues. Continuing education credits are not always offered, but most presentations are approved for CE credit.  The CE credit is often approved after the meeting, and CE certificates are provided by October following the meeting.

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Fort Collins, CO 80527-0965

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