awareness of veterinary medicine in Larimer County.
Through 2017: LCVMA provided
a uniform Rabies tag/licensing system for Larimer County Health
Department. The Department requested that LCVMA take over this responsibility
in 1991. This was not a profit-oriented service, but rather just
a service that removed a burden from the government.
When funds are available, provide
monies for veterinary student scholarships and local animal-related causes.
a forum for local veterinarians through socialization and continuing
education presentations at each meeting. These activities provide
the members with additional tools to improve their individual practices.
of financial support for LCVMA are the Larimer County rabies tag program and primarily membership dues. Most meeting meals are sponsored by corporate entities.
LCVMA represented veterinarians of the area formerly known as District 2 (Larimer County) in the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). In December 2016, the members of LCVMA voted to remain an independent organization, rather than join CVMA as a chapter organization, under their new model. This decision was largely due to the new model requiring that members maintain duel membership, which would incur extra cost to many of the members.
In 2018, LCVMA revised the by-laws and constitution to update with the modern times (e.g. electronic voting) and realign with current goals.