• The RIVMA is a vibrant and active community of veterinary professionals whose dedication to animal welfare reaches beyond their clinic walls.

  • Are you looking for a veterinarian? Search the RIVMA database to find a doctor who best meets the needs of your pet.

  • The RIVMA offers a variety of continuing education opportunities for veterinary professionals, including the two-day Scientific Seminar each December.

  • The RIVMA is committed to the health of all companion animals and offers a Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income pet owners and a series of Rabies Vaccine clinics each spring.

  • The RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) provides grants to low-income pet owners to help them care for sick and injured pets.

RIVMA Updates

RIVMA 2014 Seminar Registration Now Open!

Registration for the RIVMA Scientific Seminar on December 3rd -4th, 2014 is now open!  

RIVMA members, please log-in to your rivma.org account and select the "Register for the RIVMA Seminar" option from the personalized pull down menu in the top right corner of the page.  Non-members, you will be prompted to create an account during the registration process: click here to get started!


Veterinary Student Scholarships Available

OSVS Compassionate Care Veterinary Scholarship and RIVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship applications are now available online! Deadline for submission is August 1st, 2014.


Imported Dogs with Questionable Documentation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports of an increasing number of dogs with questionable documentation of prior rabies vaccination. The dogs are being imported into the United States from rabies-endemic countries.


New Livestock Welfare & Care Standards

The Rhode Island Livestock Welfare and Care Standards Advisory Council have adopted Livestock Welfare and Care Standards. 


Canine Influenza Virus Diagnosed in Providence

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has been diagnosed in a Providence boarding kennel/ day care facility.


Rabies Vaccine Variance

Veterinarians Practicing In Rhode Island:  Please review the following information regarding whether to vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies when that animal has a condition for which rabies vaccination may be contraindicated.