Advancing the Veterinary Profession in Illinois through the ISVMA

A partner and practicing veterinarian at Elmhurst Animal Care Center, Joel Todd Leroy Prince leverages more than 25 years of experience in veterinary practice to provide high-quality preventive and surgical care to clients. Throughout his career, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince has pursued his education and maintained membership in a variety of veterinary associations, including the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA).

The association represents about 2,700 veterinarians, technicians, and students. ISVMA monitors and predicts changing issues that affect veterinary licenses. The association hopes that through the participation of its members, veterinary practices in Illinois will grow and advance. In order to represent all areas of the state, ISVMA has seven regions located throughout Illinois. ISVMA provides various sponsored benefits, possesses several committees, and gives out scholarships in an attempt to advance the veterinary field in Illinois.

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association committees provide members with the opportunity to become involved with the association and work toward improving veterinary care in a more direct manner. The association’s sponsored benefits help veterinary practices to grow and operate at a more efficient level. The programs offer member veterinarians with discounted services, debt collection assistance, and bulk purchasing through ISVMA’s sponsors. Through the Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation, ISVMA works to develop various charitable programs that are related to the field and helps the association to provide scholarships. With the assistance of donations, the foundation is able to help fund and support ISVMA’s projects, which allows the association to continue working toward its goal.