The Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) is an equine-exclusive division of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA). The FAEP’s mission is to support the professional development of its members and to educate them on issues affecting the equine industry as well as methods for improving equine welfare in Florida. The FAEP offers world-class, equine-exclusive continuing education at two annual conferences: the Promoting Excellence Symposium and the Ocala Equine Conference. The FAEP also runs and distributes the equine-focused publication, The Practitioner, to FAEP members.
|Membership Type||Membership Fee|
|Recent Graduate (within last two years)||$150.00|
|Part-time Employed (Work 20 hours a week or less)||$150.00|
*FAEP Bylaws state: “Any veterinarian who has been (a) an active member of the Association or any other state veterinary association for at least the past 15 years, (b) has reached the age of 65 and (c) and who may be engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine on an average of less than a total of ten (10) hours per week. Retired members shall have all the privileges of full membership.”
The FVMA’s Legislative Committee and Staff are constantly monitoring any proposed legislation that could affect the veterinary profession. Our statewide network of members will contact legislators whenever necessary to protect the interests of our members. The FVMA also retains the lobbying firm of Rutledge Ecenia PA to ensure that the “good bills pass” and “the bad bills don’t.”
The Promoting Excellence Symposium, Equine Foot Symposium and Ocala Equine Conference (equine), as well as online courses, provide affordable opportunities for CE, where members can network professionally and socially with colleagues and industry partners while expanding skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine.
The Practitioner, which is FAEP’s quarterly publication, is provided to members free of cost and is our vehicle for circulating up-to-date information about the equine industry and FAEP’s conferences. Click here to view latest issues of The Practitioner! Emails and social media also keep you in the loop with breaking news and issues that affect your profession.
The FVMA staff is here to help you and answer any questions you might have. Your business and professional interests are the FVMA’s primary focus. If we do not know the answer, we will do our best to find it for you.
The new FVMA website contains your online membership directory, giving you the ability to find a colleague’s name, address, phone number and email, and to edit your own record in the FVMA database. Members also have the ability to opt out of their respective information being available to other members.
Pet owners have the ability to locate an FVMA member veterinarian by searching by name, city or county. The public view will contain the FVMA members’ clinic address and phone number.
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CareCredit®, a healthcare credit card, helps families manage their out-of-pocket veterinary healthcare expenses for a wide variety of treatments and procedures, including veterinary pet care, dental, optometric, chiropractic and cosmetic procedures. When your hospital accepts CareCredit® as a payment option, clients can select from a variety of convenient financing options, making it easier for them to accept your complete treatment recommendations. More than 20 million cardholders have used CareCredit® over the last 25 years, allowing them to free up their cash and other credit cards for other household expenses. Today, CareCredit® is accepted by more than 150,000 enrolled healthcare providers, including over 16,000 veterinary practices. CareCredit® provides outstanding support with a variety of free resources to help your hospital, including a listing on its online Doctor Locator at CareCredit.com, which is searched by clients more than 560,000 times per month for healthcare and veterinary practices that accept the card. For information or to get started today, call 877.384.1293. Already accept CareCredit®? Call 800.859.9975 to reach your practice development team.
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Join Dr. Susan Oakley as she presents a unique virtual wet lab course featuring a split screen camera with the live probe position and ultrasound image presented simultaneously.
This is the most comprehensive nationwide career and employee recruiting site for the animal health industry. The Career Center allows you to find the job or candidate you’re looking for! The Veterinary Career Center is an active partner when you post a job opening or your resume with us. You will have access to the most jobs and candidates in the animal health industry throughout Florida and now nationwide.