Qualifying for Dues Reduction or Waiver

Under certain circumstances, AVMA members may qualify for a dues reduction or a waiver of dues. To apply, select and print a copy of one of the forms below. When you have completed the form, mail the application along with any other required information to:

American Veterinary Medical Association
Attention: Membership Division
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

Application for Educational Reduced Dues Status 

If you are an active member pursuing a full-time program of graduate study, postgraduate study, internship, or residency at an accredited college or university; or pursuing an internship listed by an allied organization in the House of Delegates; or in a residency approved by an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty board or college, you may qualify for this dues reduction. See application for more information.

Application for Short Term Reduced Dues – Family Obligation 

AVMA members in good standing who are temporarily leaving the practice of veterinary medicine due to family obligations, and who do not qualify for any other AVMA dues waiver or reduced dues option, may apply for a waiver of 50% of the regular member dues amount. This option is available to members who are not engaged in regular employment within the profession of veterinary medicine (defined as working more than 20 hours each month). Reduction of dues under this provision shall be limited to a total of not more than five years for any individual. See application for more information.

Reduced Dues Status – Retired Members 

If you are an active or affiliate member who has retired (defined as having ceased all regular employment) and has completed a total of 35 years as a member, or is retired, is 65 years of age with continuous membership since graduation, you may qualify for reduced dues. Members who meet these requirements may request a dues reduction in the amount of 50% the amount of regular member dues. Retired members paying half dues will retain all the rights and privileges of their full AVMA membership and will continue to accumulate years of membership toward Honor Roll Status. See application for more information.

Application for Dues Exempt Status – Disability 

If you are a current AVMA member for whom payment of dues would be a financial hardship by reason of physical disability or illness, you may qualify for this dues exemption. See application for more information.

Application for Dues Exempt Status- Extenuating Circumstances 

If you are a current AVMA member whose extenuating circumstances have created a financial hardship, you may qualify for this dues exemption. See application for more information.