Founded in 1909, The Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association is committed to advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine.  Consisting of more than 1000 members, the TVMA works to ensure that laws and regulations promote the health and well-being of all animals, and protect public health and human welfare.  

How TVMA Serves You…

Advocates for You and Veterinary Medicine

TVMA represents and protects your interests in the state legislature and with other governmental bodies.  Supported by professional personnel in the legislative and regulatory areas, TVMA is active in shaping and responding to issues and regulations that reinforce or limit the veterinary practice.  We keep you up-to-date on the issues through the Legislative Action Center (Capwiz) located on our website and send Legislative Alerts as needed.  The TVMA also keeps you informed on the latest regulatory compliance issues.  

Offers Continuing Education at a Discount

TVMA’s Music City Veterinary Conference (MCVC) focuses on the topics needed to ensure that you and your staff stay on the cutting edge of Veterinary medicine.  MCVC provides 20 hours of continuing education with tracks on small animal, large animal, equine, practice management, exotics, avian, technician, and complementary medicine—all of this at a discount for members!

Keeps You Up-to-Date on Veterinary News and Provides a Connection to Your Colleagues

Some of the tools that we use to keep you updated are TVMA TIDBITS, our monthly e-newsletter, and with “breaking news” emails and faxes in between.  TVMA TIDBITS provide information on legislation, upcoming continuing education programs, industry trends, economic issues, classifieds and much more.  The TVMA website at features the latest veterinary information and a “members-only” section.  A directory of members is available on the website through the Find a Vet link.  

Answers Your Questions

Stumped by a question and can’t find the resource to answer it?  The TVMA staff is available to help you.  If we can’t answer your question, we will refer you to the appropriate person/office or we will do the research and call you back with an answer.  

Provides Resources to Benefit You and Your Practice

•    Insurance – Major medical, property & casualty and disability

•   Veterinary Career Center – Members seeking employment may post resumes and search job listings at no cost; employers may post job announcements which may be accessed nationally.              

•   CheckMarc – Bad check recovery program
•   Relief Veterinarian list – Taking some time off or need extra help?  Check out this list of members.

•   Client Referral Service/Find a Vet – When clients contact our office or visit our website, we refer them to members in their area.

•  Pet Health Systems Pet Wellness report – Endorsed by TVMA, the program allows clients to participate in their pets’ current and future health on their own time on the internet and, with the clients’ permission, data will be collected and can be accessed free of charge by research institutions such as the UTCVM.

•  Advertising – You may advertise your practice and/or equipment for sale on the website and through TVMA TIDBITS.

Partners with Others to Promote Veterinary Medicine

TVMA has formed alliances with the UTCVM, Farm Bureau, UTCVM Chapter of SCAVMA, and TVTA to promote veterinary medicine.  We work directly with the UTCVM and the SCAVMA Chapter to provide services and support to the students.  TVMA works with the technicians and supports the addition of veterinary technician programs in the state.

Offers Complaint Resolution through Peer Review

TVMA’s Peer Review program is designed to educate, settle problems, clarify and make corrections where necessary.  Voluntary for all parties, it is an expert and credible system for resolving disagreements appropriately and fairly.

Promotes Veterinary Medicine through Public Relations

TVMA sponsors the veterinary proficiency award through the Tennessee FFA and is a sponsor for the 4-H Foundation.  We participate in Ag Day on the Hill and exhibit at veterinary-related gatherings such as the Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.  We distribute press releases on news about members and about veterinary medicine.    

Represents You at the AVMA

TVMA is your voice at AVMA and monitors issues considered by AVMA which will affect you and your practice.

TVMA Staff

Deloris Green Gaines – Executive Director –

Darlene Clendenon – Office Manager/Membership/Peer Review –

Adele Reed – Administrative Assistant/Meetings/Communications –


Contact Us

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PO Box 803
Fayetteville, TN37334
19 Lacy Road
Fayetteville, TN 37334
(931) 438-0070
(800) 697-3587
(931) 433-6289

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