|Recent Graduate DVM||$199|
|Part-time Employed DVM*||$199|
|Veterinary Practice Manager||$55|
|Animal Care Technician||$35|
To apply for membership as a recent graduate, you must have gradated between 2021-2022.
*Any veterinarian practicing less than 20 hours per week. Not applicable to practice owners.
**Any veterinarian who has reached the age of 65, and practices less than a total of ten (10) hours per week.
FVMA members are part of a community of more than 5,600 veterinary professionals committed to strengthening the voice of veterinary medicine in the state.
Members have access to numerous tangible benefits, including complimentary legal consultations, professional publications, and discounts on quality continuing education, personal and professional services, and products. But some of the most valuable benefits derived from membership in the FVMA are intangible. The FVMA is a powerful voice for the veterinary medical profession and works to affect policies and legislation that protect the veterinary profession, veterinarians’ livelihoods, and the well-being of patients and clients.
FVMA offers classic DVM membership, with bonus inclusion for equine veterinarians in the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP), as well as membership for veterinary technicians, assistants and practice managers.
Now you can get exclusive discounts on everything from event tickets to rental cars, movie tickets, streaming services and more! We’ve partnered with Working Advantage to offer you a one-stop shop for savings on the experiences, products and services you know and love.
Visit workingadvantage.com to enroll. Click ‘Become a Member’ and use code FVMAPERKS to create your account.
Improve your online visibility in local searches with a powerful platform that manages your listings, reviews, and social marketing. Social Ordeals can help veterinary practices with digital advertising, social media management, reputation management and listing management so you and your staff can focus on taking care of patients.
FVMA members can get a free custom report card that shows you where you can make improvements to your online presence along with exclusive discounts on products and services. Visit socialordeals.com/fvma/ to learn more.
Discounted Conference Passes
FVMA members have access to discounted conference passes for affordable CE opportunities. Our conferences expand the skills and knowledge of attendees while offering the perfect environment for networking professionally and socially with colleagues and industry partners in the veterinary medical field.
• FVMA Annual Conference (small animal/exotic)
• The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference (small animal/exotic)
• Promoting Excellence Symposium (equine)
• Ocala Equine Conference (equine)
FVMA members have always been able to ask questions pertaining to practicing veterinary medicine, pharmacy law and veterinary board relations. Starting in 2022, we’ve expanded legal benefits to include new areas of law such as labor and employment law and civil litigation.
Practice and pharmacy-related inquiries are referred to Attorney Edwin Bayo, Partner of Grossman, Furlow, Bayo, LLC and instructor of the RACE-approved 3-hour Florida Laws and Rules & Dispensing Legend Drugs course. Labor, employment law, and civil litigation inquiries are referred to Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.
To take advantage of this benefit, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry and contact information.
The FVMA’s Legislative Committee and our staff are constantly monitoring any proposed legislation that could affect the veterinary profession. Our statewide network of members contacts legislators whenever necessary to protect the interests of our membership. The FVMA also retains the lobbying firm Converge Government Affairs to ensure that the “good bills pass” and the “bad bills don’t.”
The FVMA staff is here to help you and answer any questions you might have. Your business and professional interests are our staff’s daily focus. We stay updated on most DBPR/licensing issues/questions and are able to answer your questions Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll do our best to find it for you! Call us at (800) 992-3862.
Member Assistance Program (MAP)
Our MAP is available 24/7/365 to offer help with personal and/or professional concerns. When you call, you will be connected with a licensed, experienced clinician offering free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. Additionally, MAP provides resources for issues such as legal and financial consultations, online learning, and resources.
To seek assistance through the MAP, call (800) 633-3353 or visit mygroup.com and click on “My Portal Login” and “Work-Life.”
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Our popular magazines, FVMA Advocate and The Practitioner are both published four times a year. These publications are provided to members free of cost and are vehicles for circulating up-to-date industry and medical information as well as information regarding FVMA conferences and events. Emails and social media will also keep you in the loop with breaking news and issues that affect your profession.
Power of Ten and Student Engagement
The FVMA is also committed to our members’ success from the classroom to the exam room! We actively invest in our relationship with colleges across the state by providing support to our student members through scholarships, student activities, coating ceremonies and volunteer opportunities.
Once out of the classroom, our Power of Ten leadership program is available to foster and support new graduates through learning experiences designed to engage and develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business.
Veterinary Career Center (VCN) and Classified Ads
VCN is an alliance of professional associations, schools and colleges of veterinary medicine with a combined reach of over 100,000 individuals related to the veterinary profession. It’s 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 in your neighborhood, other parts of Florida and nationwide! Get started today at careers.fvma.com.
Members looking to sell a practice or equipment can place a classified ad on our website and in our popular quarterly publication, FVMA Advocate.
Clover Merchant Services
Clover Merchant Services makes accepting electronic payments easy and affordable. They have payment solutions for the brick-and-mortar clinic, fieldwork and online payments. Simply put, their merchant solutions make it possible for veterinary practices to receive non-cash payments securely anytime, anywhere.
The FVMA’s dedicated business consultant, Mary Durina, is ready to assist with any payment needs or questions. You can reach Mary by phone at (813) 326-5501 or email@example.com.
CareCredit provides a continuum of payment to support a lifetime of care for pets at enrolled veterinary hospitals. Once approved for a CareCredit credit card, clients can choose from special financing options available and make convenient monthly payments for everything from diagnostics and preventative care to emergency and specialty care. Clients can use CareCredit at any provider in the CareCredit network.
Want to enroll your practice or learn more? Call (800) 300-3046 or visit www.carecredit.com/vet. Call (800) 859-9975 for free resources and support from your Practice Development Team.
Veterinarians can improve their cash flow and focus on what they do best—providing care for animals—with IC System, a veterinary billing collection company. A national leader in accounts receivable, collections and avoidance, in addition to collecting outstanding accounts IC Systems can train staff and put an administrative system in place to prevent future receivable problems. Call (800) 279-3511 to learn more!