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
- Veterinary Career Center
Post your resume and search thousands of available jobs on the largest veterinary career board.
- Career options
Explore a wide range of veterinary opportunities and learn the steps to make a career transition.
- Webinars for early-career growth
Gain firsthand insight from seasoned veterinarians who have experienced the same challenges you face today. Topics address financial planning, loan repayment, internships, team-building, and more.
- Leadership toolkit
Develop the skills to become a leader in your workplace, profession, or community.
- Wellbeing resources
Invest in your self-care with wellness tools to keep you mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy – including peer assistance training and a private wellbeing community.
- AVMA Convention
Enjoy free registration to AVMA Convention the year that you graduate, and attend one additional AVMA Convention at no cost within five years of graduation!
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
- Simple answers to tough questions
Watch these short videos for help addressing some of the difficult situations that might pop up during your early career years.
- 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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