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We operate using the following Bylaws to keep our Association as healthy as you keep your patients.
Adopting nonprofit Bylaws is legally required by the state of Florida. According to FL Nonprofit Statute 617.0206, the FVMA must adopt Bylaws to comply with the State. Bylaws include all rules and regulations not covered by the Articles of Incorporation or Florida State laws. The Bylaws are a comprehensive guide to running the organization.
The FVMA Bylaws will be reviewed every two years.
Veterinarians residing in the State of Florida that are either graduates of an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). This membership type is applicable to all veterinary practice owners, full-time employed veterinarians, industry-employed veterinarians, or any government-employed veterinarians, including university, state/federal, or military.
Part-Time Employed Membership
Veterinarians who have been engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine on an average of less than a total of twenty (20) hours per week. Part-time employed status is not applicable to practice owners.
Veterinarians who work within the state or federal government framework, focusing on policies, programs, or governance.
This membership type retains all benefits of the Full Membership but denotes the interest of equine focused and/or dual equine-small animal-focused veterinarians.
Recent Graduate Membership
Newly licensed veterinarians that have graduated from an AVMA-accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) within the last two (2) years.
Any veterinarian who has reached the age of 65 and who is engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine on an average of less than a total of ten (10) hours per week.
Honor Roll and Life Membership
Any member of the FVMA who is 70 years of age or older and/or has maintained a consecutive, non-lapsing membership with the FVMA for at least 40 years shall be granted an Honor Roll membership and will be exempt from payment of dues. Life Membership shall be automatically granted to all recipients of the FVMA Lifetime Achievement award and shall be exempt from payment of dues.
Veterinarians who do not reside in the State of Florida but have graduated from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or have successfully met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)
All graduate school veterinary students at an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine, whose primary residence is in the state of Florida, or students at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, may obtain this membership type of the Association by completing the FVMA Student Membership application.
CVTs that graduate from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program that have earned a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) as administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). CVTs must apply for this membership type by completing an FVMA CVT membership application.
Team Member Membership
The Team Member Memberships is designed specifically for the following groups: Certified Veterinary Assistants (CVA), Veterinary Practice Managers (VPM), and Animal Care Technicians (ACT). Team members may apply for this membership type by completing an FVMA Team Member application.