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About the
Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, Inc.

The Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMA of NYC) was founded in 1894, and is one of the oldest local veterinary associations in the United States. It was established "to improve and advance the education of veterinarians and the science of veterinary medicine, to foster and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, courtesy, and ethics within the profession; to foster protection of the public health, and enlighten and inform the public in regard to veterinary medicine, science, knowledge and avoidance of cruelty to animals, wherein it affects the public good and welfare."

The Association holds 10 scientific meetings each year at which prominent veterinary speakers provide information on the latest developments in veterinary medicine. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members, The New York City Veterinarian. VMA of NYC membership is generally composed of veterinarians practicing in the five boroughs of New York City. Currently, some 275 veterinarians belong to the VMA of NYC. All are graduates of recognized veterinary colleges/universities. Most are general practitioners, but some are board certified diplomates in areas such as cardiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.

The 2006 officers and board members include:

Dr. Sandra van der Woerdt, President
Dr. Robert Reisman, President Elect
Dr. Azra Marghoob, Past President
Dr. Erin Burya, Secretary
Dr. Sam Soliman, Treasurer
Dr. Eric Bregman, NYSVMS Rep.
Dr. Lisa Esposito, Ethics Chairperson

Dr. Amy Attas
Dr. Mark Gibson
Dr. Jeffrey Levy
Dr. Mari Morimoto
Dr. John Sangiorgio

Pet owners who wish to reach the Association for referrals to VMA members may visit its website at www.vmanyc.org, or call 212-246-0057 (Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.). E-mail: info@vmanyc.org.