Benefits for early-career veterinarians

As a new veterinarian, you enjoy immediate benefits from your AVMA membership: access to financial tools and career help; professional development and networking; free registration for the AVMA Convention; and much more. These AVMA member-exclusive tools will help set your career on the right path and position you for success in the veterinary profession.

Grow, advance, and thrive

Establish yourself financially

  • Personal Financial Planning Tool
    Build a budget, track expenses, and set up a personalized plan to tackle debt while saving for the future.
  • Salary calculator
    See income benchmarks for veterinarians at different experience levels in private clinical, public and corporate practice.
  • Individualized insurance plans
    Get access to the best insurance programs available to veterinarians, including professional liability and business insurance from AVMA PLIT; and life, disability and health offerings from AVMA LIFE.
  • Reduced dues
    Enjoy reduced rates on AVMA membership for two years as you enter the profession.

Connect with patients and clients

  • Client education materials
    Access ready-to-use materials on topics ranging from cancer and rabies to pet socialization and weather hazards. Many are available as free downloads to AVMA members, and you'll also enjoy discounts up to 20% in the AVMA Store.
  • Veterinary Care Charitable Fund
    Enroll your practice in the AVMF's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund to help clients who are facing financial hardship, and animals rescued from abuse or neglect.

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