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:
- Promote awareness
of veterinary medicine in Larimer County. This is a traditional activity
of a business association.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.