We are a community of individuals who are committed to advancing the cause of veterinary medicine in the state of Idaho.

The History of IVMA

Incorporated in 1919, the IVMA is the second oldest association in the state of Idaho. The IVMA is a progressive, professional organization known for innovative leadership, social responsibility, and a deep commitment to excellence. It is responsive, courageous, and service-oriented, with both practical and realistic views of a challenging future. Above all, the IVMA’s rich history reflects the personal values, generosity, and legacy of compassion that characterizes its members and their profession.

The Purpose

To advance the science and art of veterinary medicine
To elevate the standards of the veterinary profession
To enlighten and direct public opinion regarding veterinary medical problems
To promote good fellowship within the veterinary profession
To cooperate with and further the advancement of the animal industry

How the IVMA
can help


Being a member of the IVMA means you are automatically connected with other Veterinarians in Idaho. Find support and develop friendships with your colleagues through four regional chapters, by attending the annual meeting, and by serving on committees or in leadership roles.


Often, busy veterinarians don’t realize what bills are being introduced that pertain to them practicing medicine effectively. The IVMA’s Board of Directors and lobbyist are there to protect our interests on a state level. We help monitor and take needed action on any bills that affect our profession.

Premium CE

Every year the IVMA hosts a multi-day meeting that offers high-quality continuing education for both large and small animal practitioners, and a technician-specific track. The program is created by a working veterinarian who selects relevant and timely topics. Varying the host city allows attendees to see all areas of the state.

News & Resources

The IVMA strives to keep you up to date on what is happening in the State as well as the profession. Through a bimonthly newsletter, email, facebook, and the IVMA website, we make sure you receive the latest news.

Career Center

Looking for advancement in your veterinary career? The IVMA has local employment opportunities listings, available relief veterinarians, and practices for sale in Idaho.


The IVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award has honored distinguished members since 1967.

Membership Options

Together we can make a difference.

Best price
  • Idaho Veterinarian

  • $200 / yr.
    • A veterinarian who has graduated from a veterinary medical college, recognized and accredited by the AVMA, and who is a resident of Idaho.
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  • Recent Graduate or Student

  • FREE
    • Graduates from a veterinary medical college in the past two years (2020-22) or students enrolled in veterinary medical college and are an Idaho resident.
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    • or

  • Life Member

  • FREE
    • An active IVMA member for a minimum of 15 years, over 65 years of age, submit a written request and be approved by the IVMA Board of Directors.
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