Welcome to the Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association Website!

The Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the profession of veterinary medicine and the interests of veterinarians, their clients and patients.  Organized and officially recognized as a state association in 1995, the AKVMA has many years of supporting and advancing the veterinary profession. Since 1995 AKVMA has been the only statewide membership organization for veterinarians and we are here to help you at every state of your career, from veterinary student to retirement.


AKVMA is comprised of 160 member veterinarians that represent the broad spectrum of veterinary medicine, including, but not limited to small animal, agriculture animals, exotic, wildlife, aquatic, equine practice, and those veterinarians working in research, academia, military, and other government capacities. The AKVMA is committed to helping protect the health, safety, and welfare of Alaskans, advocating for veterinarians to provide safe, competent professional veterinary services to consumers, and supporting scientifically based regulations that support these goals.


AKVMA has three classes of members.  Class one (1) includes licensed veterinarians in active clinical practice, private practice, corporate practice, government employees and military veterinarians.  Class two (2) includes all veterinarians not engaged in veterinary related employment such as retired veterinarians, and veterinarians in non-clinical practices. Class three (3) is life membership veterinarians as approved by the Board of AKVMA. Any veterinarian in good standing with the Alaska licensing board (nonresident veterinarians are welcome) and in adherence to the AVMA Code of Ethics is eligible for membership.


Members of AKVMA are eligible for a full array of benefits and services.  Veterinarians who join within their first post-graduate year will receive the first year of membership FREE!


Membership is through each calendar year.  Here are a few of our benefits:


  • Quality Professional Education—members receive discounted registration fee
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Networking Events
  • Veterinarian Practice Listing on AKVMA Website
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Membership Perks (Job Postings, AKVMA Newsletter, Legislative Alerts)
  • Veterinary Profession Updates
  • Sponsorship of a Veterinary Leader to the AVMA Leadership Conference in January