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About the LVMA

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) was founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1953.

LVMA Mission and Goals:

  • Advance the science and art of veterinary medicine and its relationship to the public's health and biological sciences and agriculture in the state of Louisiana.
  • Promote the health of all species and to extend to the agricultural community and the community-at-large the benefits of sound and progressive leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of animals.
  • Foster, maintain and enhance public understanding of the nature of the veterinary profession.
  • Do all things necessary and desirable to further high standards of care in the treatment of animals and continuing standards of excellence in the professional training and continuing education of doctors of veterinary medicine.
  • Promote goodwill among its members and to seek protection of their rights and privileges.
  • Advance the maintenance of ethical standards which reflect the learned nature of the profession and the peculiar responsibilities of the veterinarian to the whole community of Louisiana.
LVMA Officers for 2015-2016 Click here to view past presidents
President Dr. Kirk Ryan, District 9, Baton Rouge
President-Elect Dr. Trisha Marullo, District 5, Lafayette
Vice-President Dr. Marion Sewell, Member-at-Large, Ruston
Treasurer Dr. Dale Peyroux, Hammond
Immediate Past President Dr. Sue Olivier, District 8, Marrero
Member-at-Large Dr. Christie McHughes, Mandeville
Executive Director Bland O'Connor
Board of Directors Click here to view map of the LVMA Districts
District 1 Dr. Glen A. Ritter, Bossier City
District 2 Dr. James Rundell, Monroe
District 3 Dr. Frank Fitzgerald, Cheneyville
District 4 Dr. Matt Traylor, Lake Charles
District 5 Dr. Trisha Marullo, Lafayette
District 6 John Mauterer, DVM
District 7 Dr. Paul Ritch, Mandeville
District 8 Dr. Sue Olivier, Marrero
District 9 Dr. Kirk Ryan, Baton Rouge

Contact Information

8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (800) 524-2996 - Tollfree (225) 928-5862 - Local (225) 408-4422 - Fax office@lvma.org

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