Member Benefits

AVMA membership supports you in your day-to-day life as a veterinarian with benefits that enhance your opportunities for success throughout your career. Be sure to take advantage of the full array of benefits available with your AVMA membership.

Insurance Products

AVMA PLIT: The one-stop-shopping source for your growing professional insurance needs, such as liability, worker's compensation and much more.

AVMA LIFE: Designed by veterinarians for veterinarians, providing portable life insurance, disability insurance and much more.

AVMA Member Edge®

Get even more value from your AVMA membership with exclusive offers and special access to many of the products, services and solutions you use every day. Save on hotels and car rentals, office supplies, insurance products, financial services and much more, from some of the most popular brands in the country.

Explore members-only discounts to get your edge at work, at home and at play.

Learn more about AVMA Member Edge.

Early-Career Resources

AVMA provides a full suite of tools to help veterinarians at all career stages. Resources for early-career veterinarians include financial tools, career webinars, professional development, free attendance at the AVMA Convention, and much more. These tools help you set your career on the right path and position you for success in the veterinary profession.

Cyberbullying & Crisis Management Help

AVMA members have access to a network of highly experienced crisis management experts who are on call 24/7 to advise you when you need them. A free 30-minute consultation is available at any time of day if you are facing cyberbullying or another urgent reputation management issue.

AVMA members also have discounted access to a full spectrum of services for crisis prevention, response, planning and training.

Whether dealing with false negative reviews on sites like Yelp, spam that diverts your social media visitors, negative news items or hate pages, this AVMA-exclusive program offered through Bernstein Crisis Management can help. Learn more about crisis management resources for AVMA members.

Career Services and the Veterinary Career Center

Easily post job openings or seek a new position on the veterinary profession's most robust job board, featuring hundreds of jobs across all professional disciplines. Members receive substantial discounts on 30-, 60- and 90-day postings.

View career-related webinars and access helpful information on career transitions, available only to AVMA members.

Professional Publications & Scientific Information

AVMA membership includes a subscription to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association or the American Journal of Veterinary Research, including the JAVMA mobile app and digital access to thousands of articles from back issues.

Membership also provides full access to the educational and knowledge resources on the AVMA website, including information on issues that affect you every day, such as telehealth, wellbeing, gonadectomy and animal welfare. Member-only materials include CE webinars, scientific reference guides and literature reviews. Email newsletter subscriptions available only to AVMA members allow you to get the information that most interests you sent directly to your inbox.

Events & Networking

Thousands of your veterinary colleagues convene each year at the AVMA Convention to earn CE credit for top-notch education and enjoy networking.

AVMA members qualify for discounted registration fees at all AVMA events, including not just the annual convention but also the AVMA Economic Summit, Veterinary Leadership Conference, and meetings such as the Animal Welfare Symposium and Food Security Summit.

Members also have online access to the AVMA Member Directory, which lets you connect with former classmates and colleagues, or identify members you'd like to contact for professional reasons. Your AVMA membership also provides access to private discussion groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, including the Early Career Online Community and groups focused on veterinary wellbeing, animal welfare and diversity.

Economic & Financial Resources

AVMA members have access to a wide range of practical tools and economic data to help manage and optimize your finances, grow your career, and achieve personal and professional goals.

The easy-to-use AVMA Personal Financial Planning Tool lets you track expenses, plan for your future, and live within a budget. Useful tools like the Veterinary Salary Calculator provide insight into factors that affect your own and your employees' salaries and budgets. Member access to key AVMA research data and economics articles helps improve your financial literacy and business acumen.

Marketing & Client Service Tools

Use AVMA tools to promote your practice and stay connected to your clients.

Tools like social media guidelines and content, and downloadable client handouts and brochures help you keep your practice and veterinary medicine top-of-mind with clients.

Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

The AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund makes it easier for AVMA veterinarians to offer charitable care to clients. The AVMF becomes the veterinarian's foundation and accepts tax-deductible donations on behalf of your veterinary hospital.

Preventive Care Program

Partners for Healthy Pets, supported by the AVMA along with the American Animal Hospital Association and other partners, provides resources to increase awareness of and demand for preventive care. These include practical tools for veterinary practices to improve client communication, marketing, and booking of wellness exams, as well as a preventive healthcare certification program for veterinary professionals. Learn more on the Partners for Healthy Pets website.

Make Your Voice Heard

Member input guides AVMA's development of policies, guidelines, and products. As a member, you have 24/7 access to comment on AVMA's professional and scientific policies, such as the AVMA Guidelines for Euthanasia of Animals, to make your opinion known when these policies undergo regular review.

We also make it easy for you to connect with the volunteer leaders who represent you through the AVMA Board of Directors and House of Delegates, and encourage you to join one of the many volunteer committees that guide our work. Only AVMA members can vote in elections, hold an office on the AVMA Board of Directors, and hold most volunteer positions, all critical in determining how and for what the AVMA advocates.

Support for the Veterinary Profession

As an AVMA member, you know that you are supporting your veterinary colleagues and the profession through advocacy, accreditation, and public outreach.

  • AVMA's advocacy work includes monitoring legislation, regulation, and the business environment; mitigating actions that could adversely affect veterinarians' ability to deliver services; and leading coalitions that amplify the veterinary voice. Aiding these efforts, only AVMA members can contribute to the AVMA Political Action Committee.
  • The AVMA protects and elevates the quality of veterinary care by providing educational accreditation and certification programs. These programs apply rigorous standards to veterinary medical colleges and veterinary technician programs, as well as assessment of foreign veterinary graduates and recognition of veterinary specialty organizations.
  • Through traditional and online media, the AVMA promotes our members by increasing public and media awareness of the important work of veterinarians across all segments of society – from keeping pets healthy to ensuring food safety and conducting research that benefits animal, human and environmental health.