Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Hosts 2014 "Day at the Capitol" Thursday, Jan. 16

VVMA Members to Meet with Legislators at Virginia State Capitol on Animal-Related Policies and Laws.

Richmond, VA, January 08, 2014 --( The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has announced that it will hold the 2014 VVMA “Day at the Capitol” on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Virginia State Capitol, located at 1000 Bank Street. The event gives VVMA members a chance to meet with state legislators to discuss the most important laws and policies affecting Virginia veterinarians, animals and their owners, as well as the veterinary profession and medical practices in the state.

Attendees will begin the day with a working lunch from noon to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Richmond Marriot, located at 500 E. Broad Street, followed by a meeting with legislators at the Virginia General Assembly building, located on Capitol grounds. The VVMA will bring therapy dogs for the legislators and passers by to visit and pet. The event is free and open to members of the VVMA. Attendees interested in meeting with their legislators will need to make appointments ahead of time.

For more information, visit or call 800-937-8862.

“VVMA’s Day at the Capitol is a wonderful opportunity for veterinarians to come together and speak with legislators on the importance of promoting and protecting the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare in Virginia,” said Robin R. Schmitz, executive director of the VVMA. “This is one of a multitude of ways we serve our members, and we seek to help them have their voice heard on a wide range of important veterinary issues.”

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About The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association:
The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine. The organization aims to establish and enhance open communication between members of the association and industry representatives. The VVMA provides continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through mentoring programs, lobbies on behalf of the interests in the field of veterinary medicine and serves as an advocate and voice for the Virginia veterinary medicine community. For more information, visit, or call (800) 937-8862 or (804) 346-2611.
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