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AzVMA Committees and Task Forces 

Become an integral part of the growth of the veterinary community by serving on a committee and seeing your ideas come to life!



Responsible for developing high quality continuing education programs that encompasses a variety of contemporary and scientific topics. Provides an opportunity for members to complete their licensing requirements and be recognized for educational excellence. The Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice is comprised of AzVMA members who complete a rigorous series of continuing education courses to qualify for membership.


Allied Industry

Comprised of allied industry representatives, this committee plans networking events and business education programs for AzVMA members.


Current Task Forces

None at this time. However, task forces are created as needed for the duration of the work required.



The Arizona State Animal Response Team (ASART) mission is to increase disaster awareness and disaster preparedness within the veterinary community of Arizona. Provide coordination, communication and response capacity for county and state disasters involving animals. Aid in the development of veterinary services for county and state animal response teams both in leadership roles and in deployment capability.


Government Affairs

Monitors and reports on legislation proposed by local, state or national legislatures that affect the practice of veterinary medicine.


Public Relations

Provides public education on the scope and value of veterinary medicine to enhance the public's understanding of responsible pet ownership.


Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona

Comprised of front office staff, kennel staff, managers, supervisors, technicians, technician assistants, veterinary assistants, veterinarians, students, and allied members. This committee plans CE sessions, workshops, social events, and an annual Health Care Team Celebration.  

Young Leaders Advisory Council

Develops programs and services to help recent graduates with the challenges of starting out in practice and provides opportunities for them to get involved in association activities and projects.



How to Get Involved

AzVMA members are encouraged to become actively involved on a committee or task force. Committees meet several times a year depending on their projects. Task Forces meet as needed to address specific issues. This is an easy way to meet other veterinarians and make a difference in the veterinary community. 

If you are interested in joining a committee or task force, please submit the short online interest form below.


Questions? Contact an AzVMA staff member at 602-242-7936 or email us at

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