In 40 years of listening to the Lord, the team of Christian Veterinary Mission has followed God into many places. From the plains of Mongolia, to college campuses, to Veterinary clinics across North America, the ministry of CVM has touched thousands of lives. This September, CVM took a moment to thank God for the good things that have been done through this ministry and celebrate four decades of work.

Wonda Emmert, who served at CVM before CRISTA Human Resources, said, “It is a legacy because those that have gone before are imparting the beautiful things of Christ into the generation of the current time.”

Past staff of CVM joined the current team, as well as a few supporters, family and friends of the ministry. In all, more than 100 people celebrated in at their headquarters in Shoreline, Wash. with dinner, dessert and several speakers. Paul Kennel, former President of World Concern and CVM leader, was able to join the celebration as well.

“They are very dedicated, very committed Christians to what they believe and how they can live that out in the areas where they are at,” Paul said. “And one of the best ways is through animals, as animals are their livelihood.”

Dr. Leroy Dorminy joined through a recorded video testimony, telling about why he felt inspired to start CVM. Dr. Dorminy launched CVM after hearing a challenge from an African woman who asked for training so that she could help her own community. CVM takes both professional veterinary care and the Gospel together into far-flung places.

CVM Executive Director Kit Flowers was honored with a special plaque, recognizing his long and dedicated service to the organization, which spans through most of CVM’s history.

Congratulations to the CVM team for 40 years of dedicated service, both here at home and across the globe.