- To provide a beneficial and highly-motivating educational experience for veterinarians with an interest in improving their effectiveness;
- To serve as a network that enhances the sharing of ideas among veterinarians and that promotes dialogue on issues critical to the changing industry;
- To raise the qualifications and abilities of practicing veterinarians to provide a higher level of service to the industry;
- To stimulate interest in current and developing career opportunities; and
- To improve the physical and financial performance of the profession given concerns for the environment, animal welfare, and wholesome products for society.