Who are we?
Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) is a student chapter of CVM that promotes spiritual growth and professional development to veterinary students all around the US. Each year hundreds of veterinary students, like yourself, participate in 28 CVF chapters where they are challenged, empowered, and encouraged in their Christian walk.
Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM), the parent organization and administrative support to CVF chapters, is a 25-year-old, international, interdenominational relief and developmental non-profit organization that helps facilitate veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith. CVM also provides education and encouragement for those who desire to minister through service, prayer, relationship building, and modeling Christ's love.
CVM is based in Seattle, Washington and has over 5000 US veterinarians and veterinary students involved in the organization. CVM was founded by Dr. Leroy Dorminy, who was one of the first to realize the impact that veterinarians could have overseas, especially in a holistic ministry in the developing world. Since 1976, more than 58 veterinarians have served long-term in more than 35 countries. They have shared the love of Christ by teaching and training farmers about basic animal health care, as well as through direct ministry telling the story of Jesus. CVM has also coordinated more than 800 short-term veterinary shuttle missions that support the long-term projects. CVM also sponsors fellowship/prayer breakfasts at veterinary meetings as well as facilitating student fellowship groups in veterinary schools around the country.
To enhance our relationship with Christ, build friendships with other Christians, provide a visible presence in the vet school and local community, and increase awareness of opportunities for Christian service in veterinary medicine.