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    The FVMA is a not-for-profit membership organization for veterinarians and other members of the veterinary care team in Florida. We provide world-class continuing education in veterinary medicine and other membership services to veterinarians in our state.
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    Founded in 1928 by a small group of Florida veterinarians, the FVMA has served its membership of licensed veterinarians for almost a century. The Association, most recently launched four professional entities under its operational umbrella to recognize and serve the other members of the veterinary team. The Association of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and the Association of Certified Veterinary Assistants, offer certification, membership and services to veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants, while the Association of Practice Managers and the Association of Animal Care Technicians provide membership and services to managers and on-the-job-trained technicians.

    The FVMA’s widening and diverse membership profile includes small animal, equine, food animal, avian/exotic, zoo and other veterinary practitioners and team members.

    Veterinarians residing in the State of Florida who are graduates of an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or those who have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) are encouraged to become members of the FVMA.

    All veterinarian practice owners, their employed veterinarians, and government-employed veterinarians, including university and military veterinarians are eligible.

    Non-resident veterinarians fitting the criteria described above may also become members.

    Veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants certified by the FVMA in the State of Florida automatically receive membership, and practice managers and on-the-job-trained veterinary technicians are also encouraged to become members of the FVMA.

    To become a member, please call the FVMA at 1.800.992.3862 and a membership representative will walk you through the process. 

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    Yes, the FVMA offers a Non-Resident membership.  Veterinarians who graduated from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE), and who do not reside in the State of Florida, may sign up to become a member of the FVMA by clicking here and selecting Non-Resident.  Non-Resident members have the rights and privileges of full membership, except for voting rights.

    The FVMA offers a number of continuing education opportunities for veterinarians, technicians and other members of the veterinary team annually. Discover more about the FVMA CE Programs »

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Board of Veterinary Medicine, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida, is the licensing and regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida.

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the licensing and regulatory agency for the practice of veterinary medicine in Florida.

    While the state (DBPR) does not license veterinary technicians, the FVMA offers certification for both veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.

     

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