1) Promote the relationship between veterinary technician and other veterinary team members. 2) Increase public awareness of the value of our profession. 3) Encourage the highest standard of care. 4) Promote full utilization of our technical skills. 5) Provide information to our members regarding current trends and forward movement in our profession. 6) Promote diversity of our profession by embracing the variety of practices in Virginia and providing support and education at multiple levels, to meet the individual needs of our members. 7) Support networking relationships and mentoring among colleagues as a means of sharing and developing professional ethics, standards of practice and personal satisfaction with the profession.