The Lesbian and gay Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization that fosters acceptance, inclusivity and leadership for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and their allies, through community development, professional advocacy, and personal empowerment.



LGVMA Non-discrimination statement

The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) encourages its members to view, evaluate, and treat all persons in any professional activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.

The LGVMA confronts and rejects all forms of prejudice and discrimination that have led to misunderstanding, hostility and injustice. These include, but are not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, religious beliefs, military or veteran status, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.


LGVMA2.0 Website Redesign is currently underway. There *may* be occasional website inturruptions during our transition. We appreciate your patience as we bring you a new website with new tools and features!

LGVMA is doing a strategic planning survey  
LGVMA has hired Dr. Ken Andrews to facilitate our 2015 Board Strategic Planning Meeting on July 9 & 10, 2015 in Boston. We are sending out a planning survey to all current members, past members, veterinary medical students and our funders. If you did not recieve a survey link, or are a past member or supporter, who wants to help mold the future of LGVMA,  please contact us at Please respond to the survey by May 31.

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Notice: The FALL 2015 Technician Scholarship Infomation is HERE

Ensuring all attendees are welcome at the 2017 AVMA Convention in Indianapolis

The recent law passed in the state of Indiana regarding religious freedom has sparked an outcry and has raised concerns for us regarding our2017 annual convention, scheduled July 21-25, 2017, in Indianapolis.

<Read AVMA's Response>

San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association (SFVMA)

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2015 LGVMA Student Leadership Awards

**NOTE: Please check back for 2015 award program applicaton details**

Please see the following link for more details: LEADERSHIP AWARDS

J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest



Learn about the benefits of membership and dues information.
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Navigating Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine!
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Donations to LGVMA are always welcomed.
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Donations may be made to any of the following funds:

General Fund - Donations to this fund can be used by the board of directors for general operating costs such as website, meetings and other operating costs.

Student Scholarship Fund - Donations are earmarked for our student scholarship program typically 2-4 students per year.

Education Fund - Donations are earmarked for our education program, such as sponsoring keynote lectures or producing educational materials such as "Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom" DVD.

NOTE: LGVMA is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit membership association. Dues and donations may be tax-write offs for business expenses. We always recommend that you talk to your tax person.

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  • Archived presentations by LGVMA members at veterinary educational forums may be found on our Resources page.

  • LGVMA Report for the 2011 North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium is available online

  • DVD available
    LGVMA-sponsored lecture at 2007 AVMA Conference in Washington DC, Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom by Dr. Joan Roughgarden, is available on DVD. You can order the DVD at

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    Check out LGVMA wear and LGVMA wares. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of LGVMA products will go directly into our General Fund

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