About OVMA

Serving Oklahoma veterinarians since 1907

The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a professional trade organization for veterinarians. The association was formed in 1907 and incorporated in 1934.

The membership of the association is composed of more than 1,000 individual Oklahoma veterinarians, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences faculty, veterinary students, out-of-state veterinarians, and allied members. Member veterinarians enjoy many benefits of belonging to the OVMA. They are bound to the common goals of animal welfare and professionalism. Every year, each veterinarian licensed in Oklahoma must obtain 20 hours of continuing education to maintain their license to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma. The OVMA is a source for their education.

The objectives of the OVMA shall be to:

  • advance the art and science of veterinary medicine;
  • promote high educational and ethical standards within the veterinary medical profession;
  • protect the rights and privileges of its members;
  • promote the health and welfare of the livestock industry of Oklahoma and protect and improve the health of all animals;
  • protect the public against diseases transmissible from animals to human beings;
  • educate the public concerning animal health and its relationship to human health;
  • cooperate with all organizations, agencies, and persons whose objectives are consistent with those of the OVMA.

Making a difference in the veterinary profession

We’re a community of individuals who are passionate about veterinary medicine and improving the lives of those it touches. Every year, laws and regulations are considered that could positively or negatively affect veterinarians, animals or animal health. The OVMA builds relationships within every level of government and engages in legislative advocacy on behalf of your interests in the veterinary industry. Your membership is vital to the success of our profession as it ensures veterinary medicine in our state remains uncompromised

Other perks of membership

Communique Newsletter
You will receive our quarterly newsletter, the Communique, updating you with what your fellow veterinarians are doing around the state.

DVM Listserve
You will have access to the DVM Listserve, a way to connect to veterinarians around the state to discuss issues, ideas or comments with your peers.

Classified Advertising
You will have access to discounted classified advertising on the OVMA website and in the newsletter.

List of Relief Veterinarians
You will have access to a list of veterinarians across the state interested in relief work.

Premium Continuing Education
You will have access to local CE sessions with top-notch speakers.

Membership Options

  • Free
    • 1st year Graduate:   FREE
    • 2nd year Graduate:   $13 / mo.

Best price

  • $26/ mo.
    • Active:   $26 / mo.
    • Retired:   $15 / mo.
    • Non-Resident:   $15 / mo.
    • OSU/CVHS Faculty:   $15 / mo.


  • Free
    • Veterinary Student:   FREE
    • OSU Resident / Intern:   FREE

Still have questions? You can reach us directly at (405) 478-1002.