New member resource center

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In this article
  • Discover the many resources and benefits available to you as a new AVMA member.
  • Learn how to update your member profile, subscribe to AVMA newsletters, and connect with AVMA on social media.
  • Find answers to new members’ most frequently asked questions.

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Welcome to the AVMA

As an AVMA member you are an integral part of a vibrant community of colleagues. We’re a diverse and passionate collective of veterinary professionals—all working together to protect, promote, and advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine.

The AVMA is your association, and your colleagues are here to support you every step of the way. Your AVMA membership gives you access to a wide array of resources that will help you throughout your career.

First things first: These quick steps will show you how to set up your online account and ensure you’re primed to get the most out of membership.

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Step 1: Set up your member profile

Make sure your contact information is accurate and up to date. Details like your email address and employment type help ensure you receive the right information at the right time.

Complete profile

Step 2: Choose your news

AVMA newsletters will help you stay on top of what's going on across veterinary medicine, including at the AVMA. Get news on the schedule you prefer—daily or less frequent—and subscribe to topical newsletters for practice trends, CE opportunities, changes in laws that impact veterinarians, and more.

Choose newsletters

Step 3: Discover resources

Explore the full range of benefits and resources available to you as an AVMA member. Make your go-to source for relevant, trustworthy information on everything from clinical questions to career growth, personal wellbeing, and continuing education.

Watch this welcome video to learn where—and how—to find critical information when you need it.

Tip: You can skip ahead to a different topic or chapter in the video by clicking one of the blue dots on the timeline. See all available chapters by clicking the hamburger icon (the three horizontal lines to the right of the video timeline). Then choose your topic of interest.


Career growth

The Veterinary Career Center is your go-to resource for veterinary employment opportunities and career development resources. It’s the most comprehensive veterinary job board and contains powerful tools for both jobseekers and employers.

Clinical resources

Access a library of practical tools to help you in your day-to-day work. These include ready-to-use toolkits and client brochures; peer-developed policies; and resources on critical topics like compounding, cannabis, infectious diseases, assistance animals, and animal obesity.

Explore member resources

Continuing education

AVMA has you covered with best-in-class CE on a broad array of topics. Choose from live and on-demand webinars and training courses, multi-module certificate programs, podcasts, and in-person conferences. Most CE is free or discounted for AVMA members.


Invest in your self-care—and help teammates do the same—with tools that support healthy living at work and at home. Your AVMA membership gives you access to resources that help with stress management, financial wellbeing, work-life balance, workplace culture, and more.


Personal finances

Take ownership of your finances with tools that help you plan for the future and stay on a road to financial health. AVMA resources help you understand and pay down student loan debt, make and manage a budget, and reach your short- and long-term goals.

Business resources

AVMA’s business resources provide everything you need to stay competitive in practice. Discover tools that make practice management easier, more efficient, and more profitable. Key areas include communicating with clients, managing teams, marketing, and growing your practice.

Discover the whole AVMA family

AVMA Life and PLIT

The AVMA Trust provides insurance coverage and retirement solutions available exclusively to AVMA members, our teams, and our families. Learn more

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AVMA’s charitable arm, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), provides thousands of grants that help veterinarians, veterinary teams, and communities—through disaster relief, educational scholarships, reimbursement of charitable care, and other programs. Learn more