Top 10 ways CVMA worked on behalf of Colorado veterinarians in 2020

Top 10 ways CVMA worked on behalf of Colorado veterinarians in 2020

What. A. Year! As we all look back and reflect on 2020, CVMA is proud to have advocated on behalf of veterinarians during a difficult and challenging time. Learn how CVMA worked on your behalf in 2020…and what lies ahead for 2021. Still need to renew your 2021 membership? Click here to log in and renew online!

Here are the top 10 things CVMA was able to do for Colorado veterinarians in 2020 thanks to the support of our members.

Top 10 things CVMA did for Colorado veterinarians in 2020

1. Developed a 2.5 CE hour training to meet the new state Substance Use Prevention Training requirement…and offered it for free to all CVMA members as a member benefit.

2. Hosted a series of town halls with local Colorado public health officials for CVMA members to share the latest updates on the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado veterinarians. CVMA also advocated for veterinarians to be considered essential businesses in the early stages of the pandemic.

3. Supported CVMA member Dr. Karen McCormick’s successful election to the Colorado House of Representatives, giving veterinarians a direct voice in the Colorado legislature.

4. Produced over 50 hours of affordable, accessible, Colorado-grown CE (with more coming in 2021!).

5. Worked with AVMA to submit comments on proposed guidance from the FDA that would impact a veterinarian’s ability to compound or prescribe compounded drugs.

6. Tracked, testified, and advocated on over 10 different pieces of legislation that impact veterinarians and animal welfare in Colorado.

7. Introduced a new scrubs and apparel discount program for members through Scrubin…a new partnership that makes it easy to add the CVMA logo to your scrubs and apparel!

8. Advocated for responsible pet ownership and helped pass the Denver pit bull ban reversal that was approved by voters in the November election.

9. Recognized and celebrated an outstanding lineup of deserving veterinarians through our awards program.

10. Introduced a new discount program for payment collection service through Agency of Credit Control, a Colorado-based company that works to recover delinquent payment.

From all of us here at CVMA: Thank you. Thank you for believing in the power of organized veterinary medicine, and for your support and trust.

What lies ahead for CVMA and the Colorado veterinary community in 2021?

2021 will be an important year for veterinarians to stay connected with CVMA as the association will be working on the state-mandated sunset review of the Veterinary Practice Act. This review will directly impact Colorado veterinarians as the practice act addresses how veterinary medicine is practiced in Colorado. CVMA has developed a task force for this review, and work is already underway.

Ready to join or renew with CVMA for 2021?

All 2020 CVMA memberships expire December 31. It’s easy to join or renew with these 4 options:

1. Click here to log in and renew online.
2. Call or text the CVMA team at 303-318-0447.
3. Email the CVMA team at
4. Mail back a payment with your renewal invoice (renewal invoices are on the way to current 2020 members but may be delayed due to COVID-19-related mail processing delays)

Note: All memberships have a 30-day grace period through January 30, 2021.