Welcome pet lovers

We are the veterinary association for New York State. Our members are committed to staying at the forefront of pet care. Use our search below to find a NYSVMS member veterinarian that you can trust.

Veterinarians you can trust

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How do you find a good veterinarian? Talking to friends can be great, especially if they really value their veterinarian.

Our website gives you the opportunity to select a veterinarian who is actively involved in the profession through membership of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. Our members are actively involved in making sure that the profession develops the best professional guidelines and laws, and are up-to-date with new developments.

All veterinarians in NY are required to take continuing education programs. NYSVMS members also join regional groups where they can invite speakers to their meetings, and discuss the latest techniques with colleagues.

Use the form above to search in your area for an NYSVMS member veterinarian.


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Owning a pet  should result in a beneficial relationship for both the owner and pet. However, the benefits of pet ownership come with obligations, and responsible pet owners provide for their pet’s needs in many ways.

Avoid impulsive decisions about obtaining a pet, and carefully select a pet that’s suited to your home and lifestyle.

Make plans for the full lifespan of your pet. Some pets, such as small rodents, may live for a few years, but large parrots can live for more than 100 years!

Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.

Keep only the type and number of pets for which an appropriate and safe environment can be provided, including appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.


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  • Partner with your veterinarian to preserve and protect your pet’s long-term health.
  • Provide preventive care, such as regular examinations, vaccinations and parasite control.
  • Work with your veterinarian to provide timely and appropriate treatment for your pet’s illnesses and injuries.
  • Provide exercise and mental stimulation appropriate to your pet’s age, breed and health status.
  • Socialize and train your pet, which improves their well-being and the well-being of other animals and people.


Prevent your pet from negatively impacting other people, animals and the environment through proper waste disposal, noise control, and not allowing your pet to stray or become feral.

Do your part to address our country’s pet overpopulation problem and avoid unplanned breeding through spay/neuter, containment, or managed breeding.