We are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of the veterinary profession…

by promoting excellence in veterinary medicine,
advancing animal health and welfare, and
protecting and enhancing human health.

Get Involved! Be the change you want to see.

Be stronger, together. Each member of the veterinary team is essential to the vitality of the profession. As a PVMA Member, find ways to get involved and grow personally and professionally.

Advocate for the veterinary profession

Develop your professional and personal skill set

Achieve the next milestone in your career

Run a more successful practice

Build a strong veterinary team

Give back to the community and profession

Share your knowledge and experience

Member Benefits

Members of our association are eligible for a full array of benefits and services. Your membership is an investment that can translate into significant cost savings to you at work and at home and help us achieve our mission as your association!

PVMA’s Career Center

PVMA’s Career Center allows employers and job seekers to post and review positions online. Members receive an automatic discount when creating an account. The career center is free for job seekers. Prices vary for employers posting an ad based on choices made including how long the ad runs.

Classified Ads

Members are eligible for complimentary classified advertising in our Keystone Veterinarian Magazine. In addition, relief veterinarians may run free ads on our website. There is a 100-word limit on ads. Members also have access to PVMA’s Career Center. Just create an account, select Job Seeker or Employer, and post or review ads.

You can submit an ad through our website.

Communications

The Keystone Veterinarian is our quarterly magazine, keeping you informed on veterinary issues, upcoming events, legislative and regulatory news, and what’s going on in PVMA and with fellow colleagues. Our Vet Bytes e-newsletter is sent out once a week to keep members up to date with industry news and trends. E-news alerts are sent out as urgent issues arise.

Be a TLC Participating Practice

Our charitable arm, Animal Care PA, allows YOU, our valued member, to take advantage of this program! When a client comes in with a sick animal but does not have the means to pay for their care, you can submit a request for a veterinary care grant through the TLC Program. The program does not cost anything for PVMA Members. All you need to do is enroll!

FocusHRO

FocusHRO is a human resource outsourcing company, dedicated to helping the business owner get back to doing what they love – their trade, and the reason they started their business in the first place.

Your PVMA Membership gives you and your practice access to FocusHRO’s best programs and pricing. They’ve created “Business in a Box” which takes the guess work out of running your veterinary practice and lets FocusHRO handle all your insurance, HR/compliance, accounting and web/IT needs. These services help keep your veterinary practice running smoothly.

Visit FocusHRO or call 717.980.3330 to get more information.

Power of 10 Scholarship Program

This 2-year scholarship program allows you to step up and learn leadership skills in key concepts of business, advocacy, wellness, professionalism, career advancement, & management. The second year is a chance to take those newly acquired skills and use them by seizing opportunities to lead within PVMA.

Financial Education & Planning with Evaristo Gonzalez, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®, WMCP®

Evaristo “Ever” is dedicated to leading veterinarians through their biggest financial commitments and decisions. With more than 15 years’ experience, he works with individuals, families, and business owners to help them build and protect their wealth. He utilizes a process which integrates a wide range of financial strategies that organizes his clients’ financial world, into a consolidated, comprehensive plan. He has been featured in PVMA’s professional development courses, speaking engagements, and is often featured in our quarterly magazine, Keystone Veterinarian. Contact him on Linkedin to be added to his “Veterinarians Only” group to plan out your financial future, where he provides helpful advice every week.

On-Hold Messaging

For more than a decade, Jim Reed Productions has specialized in veterinary on-hold marketing programs. PVMA Members are eligible for a standard 3-4 minute customized veterinary on-hold program for $79. This is a 20% savings. In addition, a digital play-back machine is just $349, a savings of $100. There are no monthly fees, contracts to sign, equipment to lease, or further obligation. To learn more about this special PVMA opportunity, please email Jim Reed directly at jimreedprod@hotmail.com or call 888.546.3949. Also be sure to check out Vet Bytes for that month’s worksheet of topics.

I’ve found that one of the most effective ways of conveying to our senators and representatives the many hats that veterinarians wear is to make regular legislative visits. After sitting with my legislator, I knew that my presence had been worthwhile. In one visit, we brought many important issues to the forefront.


Casey Lynch Kurtz

There is no other advocate in the Pennsylvania legislature for our views as veterinary professionals than PVMA. If you have no seat at the table, you have no voice in the discussion. That’s why it’s important for each veterinarian to know the issues and do their part to build a relationship with their Representatives and Senator.


Jim Holt
Membership Pricing

PVMA is dedicated to ensuring the vitality of the veterinary profession, so we have memberships for everyone on your team.

Which best describes you?

Below are the annual dues rates. New memberships are currently pro-rated and will expire on 12/31/2021.

More About Individual Memberships

Best price
  • Active Veterinarian

  • $312/ yr.
  • Out-Of-State Veterinarian

  • $97/ yr.
  • Practice Manager

  • $87/ yr.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician

  • $42/ yr.
  • Veterinary Assistant

  • $37/ yr.
  • Veterinary Office/Support Staff

  • $27/ yr.
  • Industry Partner

  • $144/ yr.
  • Veterinary Student

  • FREE
  • Veterinary Technician Student

  • FREE
  • Guest Account

  • FREE
  • Create a Guest Account to stay in the loop on all PVMA events and for faster registration.

Did you know PVMA offers Practice Memberships which includes every member on your team?

It is proven that happy teams increase revenue streams. Are you looking to stand out from every other veterinary practice? Look no further than PVMA. We have Practice Memberships available to include your entire staff. With a Practice Membership you get a discounted price for your entire team. The base price is $615; which includes 1 veterinarian and up to 10 additional non-veterinarian staff members.

Still have questions? We’re here to help.

Do you have memberships for anyone in the veterinary profession?

Yes! PVMA has a membership category for everyone on the veterinary team, as well as for those that support and/or provide services to the veterinary industry. PVMA provides events, resources, and communications, no matter what your role is. Examples include:

  • Continuing education for licensed individuals
  • Practice management tools for owners and managers, including CVPM credit opportunities
  • JumpStart Bootcamps and helpful tools for client-facing staff to improve customer service, telephone skills, filling the appointment book, and providing the ultimate client experience
  • Opportunities for industry partners to engage with veterinary professionals to improve their skills and business operations
  • Personal well-being resources and initiatives to help you achieve a work/life balance and manage stress and compassion fatigue

How could a PVMA Membership help me?

As a PVMA Member, we want to help you grow and succeed both professionally and personally while fulfilling your passion in the veterinary profession. You’ll receive access to:

  • Educational Programs: Not only scientific programs for continuing education and license renewal, but also professional development opportunities in regard to practicing in Pennsylvania, personal well-being, team building, service excellence, leadership, and business management.
  • Connections & Communications: PVMA is your dedicated resource for access to information and connection with the veterinary community across Pennsylvania. You’ll receive informative communications regarding veterinary regulations and items of special interest at the state and local level.
  • Information and engagement opportunities for advocacy efforts, learning how it affects practicing veterinary medicine in the state of Pennsylvania.

How can a PVMA Membership help me become more involved in the veterinary profession?

As a PVMA Member, we encourage you to become engaged through opportunities such as:

  • Contributing to newsletter article and blogs
  • Speaking at educational meetings and webinars
  • Participating in PVMA committees, task forces and focus groups
  • Giving back to the profession with a leadership role within PVMA or Animal Care PA
  • Strengthening business skills and leadership development through our Power of 10 Scholarship Program
  • Building relationships and work with legislators to protect practicing veterinary medicine in PA
  • Volunteering at key events to increase public awareness on animal health, veterinary medicine, and giving back to help animals in need

How can a PVMA Membership save time and frustration for Practice Managers & Owners?

The PVMA team is a direct resource and connection for our Members, saving you time and frustration when looking for answers. Members may contact our Member Services team or access the PVMA Member Portal for assistance with your questions on topics such as legal responsibilities of the profession, PA guidelines, continuing education, pharmacy questions, dog law, and any unique situation you may come across in your daily operations.

How does a PVMA Membership help the veterinary profession?

PVMA is established as your connection and best advocate for the veterinary community at the state level for Pennsylvania. We build the relationships throughout the year to be the go-to resource and advisor for Pennsylvania lawmakers. This allows a well-balanced and knowledgeable approach to animal health and welfare and public health related issues. PVMA keeps you up to date on the latest bills and proposals, and how they would affect you as a veterinary professional in PA.

For more information, please contact us at Membership@PaVMA.org

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