The Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association (MVVMA) is dedicated to graduate veterinarians living in Dayton, Ohio, the Greater Miami Valley and surrounding region.  Our history dates from 1995.   Although most members are affiliated with private small animal practices, some MVVMA members are involved in large animal practice, industry, research and specialty practices.  Some members are enjoying retirement.  The MVVMA is a not-for-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code. 


Mission Statement

MVVMA goals are to provide quality continuing education opportunities through monthly evening CE meetings and occasional Sunday seminars, to communicate items of  interest through monthly newsletters, to foster relationships with local humane organizations, to keep members notified of regulatory changes of concern, and to offer social opportunities with colleagues, for members and their families. MVVMA  promotes high professional standards and ethics in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. Members of the association cooperate with government authorities in animal disease eradication and control and emergency situations.


2019 MVVMA Board Members:

• Dr. Katherine Bechtel, President
• Dr. Matthew Heller, Vice President
• Dr. Linda Kohl, Treasurer
• Dr. Casey Havemann, Secretary
• Dr. Josh Crasto, Past President 2019

2020 Trustees:

Terms ending 2020:
• Dr. Suzanne Ellis
• Dr. Ashley Maragas

Terms ending 2021:
• Dr. Suzanne Lloyd
• Dr. Rachel Halpin
• Dr. Tammy Studebaker


The Officers and Board normally meet on the third Tuesday of every month, at a location to be decided by the President.  Board meetings are open to members.  Please contact miamivalleyvma@gmail.com if you would like to be notified of the location and time.