VMABC came into formal existence in 1939 as a means of sharing information and to act on policy matters, public relations activities and to see and hear educational presentations on developement in the medical field. From an original membership of 12 people, VMABC has grown to over 300 members. Our membership includes veterinarians involved in private practice, research, military and teaching positions. We work with the San Antonio Metro Health Department, Animal Care Facility, Humane Society of Bexar County, Animal Resource Center and other animal associated groups and organizations to address local animal issues.
The purpose and objectives of VMABC are:
to advance the art and science of veterinary medicine;
to promote, preserve, and protect the public health;
to educate the public concerning animal health and its relationship to human health;
to supply an avenue of exchange and cooperation among its members.
Effective January 1, 2009!!
Given our community’s ongoing animal overpopulation issue, City leaders unanimously approved sweeping changes to the collection of local animal laws known as Chapter 5. The ordinance, which was approved in December 2007, institutes a permitting and licensing process for variety of animal related concerns beyond general pet licensing. One of the most important areas relates to the licensing of intact or unsterilized dog. These permits went into effect January 1, 2009.
Effective January 1, 2009, any owner or keeper of a dog that is not spayed or neutered must obtain an annual intact dog permit. There are exemptions for dogs that qualify for certified medical exceptions (from a licensed veterinarian) or dogs less than six (6) months old.
What this means to you: If you have a dog or cat that is not neutered or spayed by January 1, 2009, you may be subject to a fine and a mandatory court appearance unless you obtain a permit! Find out more at the Animal Care Services website at : http://www.sanantonio.gov/animalcare/intactanimal.asp .
BYLAWS OF THE VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF BEXAR COUNTY
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Updated Thursday, 05th June, 2014