How much does it cost to join the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA)?

Annual dues are $110 for new, current, and rejoining regular members.  Annual dues are $55 for new, current, or rejoining associate members.       Honorary or honorary life members are exempt from dues.

How do I apply for membership?

Send an email to to receive a membership form.

What do the annual dues support?

  • Meeting planning that includes meeting and banquet space, coordinating  food and beverage, speakers, lodging, CE, music, site visits
  • Communication via email, snail mail, Facebook and the website
  • Roster update

Where are members of the SVMA  from?

Members are from the United States and Canada. States include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. Canadian provinces include British Columbia and Alberta.


What type of organization is SVMA?

The Sierra Veterinary Medical Association is a veterinary ski group. Two conferences are held each year, one winter ski meeting with continuing education and a summer meeting. Several summer meetings have included scuba diving.


Why do veterinarians join SVMA?

  • Quality speakers with RACE approved CE
  • Incredible skiing
  • Cherished friendships


Where does SVMA hold their Annual Winter Ski Meetings?

The SVMA Winter Ski Meetings have been held in the United States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming), Canada, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.


Who are some speakers that have presented at a SVMA CE medical meeting?

SVMA has attracted several well-regarded speakers to present at their CE medical meetings, such as Dr. Greg Ogilvie (Oncology), Dr. Kenny Simpson (Gastroenterology), Dr. John Bonagura (Cardiology), Dr. Sharon Spier (Equine Medicine), and Dr. Brook Niemiec (Dentistry and Oral Surgery).