Member types, benefits, and dues

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As a veterinary professional, you need to do it all – practice the best medicine, hire and retain the best possible staff, and maintain a successful practice. It can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to tackle everything on your own. 银河贵宾厅网址 is here to help!

Membership in the American Animal Hospital Association (银河贵宾厅网址) simplifies your journey towards veterinary excellence by providing the guidance, resources, connections, information, and tools you need to excel. These resources are grounded in 银河贵宾厅网址 standards and 银河贵宾厅网址 guidelines – developed by industry experts to set the bar for veterinary excellence.

There are two ways to join – though veterinary practices get the most value out of becoming 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited to join as a practice rather than seeking individual membership. Nearly 5,000 practices across the U.S. and Canada representing 50,000+ veterinary team members enjoy member benefits today. Join them!

Veterians and their teams from 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited practices list their top five member benefits as:

  • Clinical benefits of accreditation
  • Exclusive use of the 银河贵宾厅网址 Accredited logo
  • Team benefits of accreditation
  • Access to sample protocols
  • Early access to new guidelines and implementation tools

Individual (affiliate) members list their top five member benefits as:

  • Free subscription to Trends® magazine
  • Early access to new guidelines and implementation tools
  • Preferred pricing on books, products
  • Subscription to NEWStat® newsletter
  • Free subscription to online learning center

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Membership categories

Traditional accreditation

Full-service veterinary care facilities are evaluated on standards covering all aspects of veterinary medicine. A board-certified medical director is not required.

Referral accreditation

Individual accreditation for AVMA-recognized specialties; only evaluated on applicable standards. Medical director(s) must be board-certified in each specialty.

End-of-Life Care accreditation

Available to 银河贵宾厅网址-accredited practices with a department dedicated to end-of-life care, or any practice solely dedicated to providing end-of-life care.

Individual membership

An excellent option if your practice is not in the position to become accredited or you are not currently with a practice.

Benefits overview

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Accredited members

Preaccredited members

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Technician student members

Veterinary student members

Ongoing support from your dedicated accreditation specialist and practice consultant throughout the accreditation process and beyond

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Access to the 银河贵宾厅网址 Standards of Accreditation, a resource to continually hold your practice to a higher standard

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Access to 银河贵宾厅网址 Standard Sample Protocols, a variety of templates to help ensure your practice is providing the best standard of care.

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A listing on the 银河贵宾厅网址-Accredited Hospital Locator to help pet owners find your practice

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Early access to 银河贵宾厅网址's newest guidelines, including implementation tools and webinars

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Peer-to-peer support through the online 银河贵宾厅网址 Community

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Exclusive use of the 银河贵宾厅网址 accredited logo

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Free marketing materials available in our online publicity toolbox

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Complimentary 银河贵宾厅网址 membership while you are in school

 

 

 

 

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Complimentary 银河贵宾厅网址 membership your first three years after veterinary school

 

 

 

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Exclusive discounts through 银河贵宾厅网址 Advantage®, a group purchasing program (U.S. only)

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Discounts on everything from after-hours triage services and client payment options to controlled substance management and practice finance programs through 银河贵宾厅网址’s savings programs

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Discounted job postings and resume bank access through the 银河贵宾厅网址 Career Center

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Free CE, webinars, and courses through 银河贵宾厅网址 Learning

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Subscription to Trends®, 银河贵宾厅网址’s award-winning practice management magazine

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Free membership in the Human-Animal Bond Association

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It’s been a great benefit to us financially to be accredited. It attracts some of our clients who really do distinguish between different clinics, and it attracts wonderful staff members.

Sharon, Practice manager and owner

银河贵宾厅网址-accredited practice

International membership

We warmly invite veterinary professionals outside of the U.S. and Canada to become international members. International member benefits include:

International membership annual dues: $290

Membership dues

 

Accredited members

Preaccredited member fee

Affiliate
members

New associate members

Technician student members

Veterinary student members

Annual dues

$1,295
per practice or accredited university (includes all team members) (U.S.)

$1,035
per practice or accredited university (includes all team members) (Canada)

$675
for initial evaluation

 

Any one member of a veterinary practice may join as an individual member. If multiple practice employees are interested in receiving member benefits, the practice must join as an accredited practice.

Affiliate dues are as follows:

$295 (veterinarian)

$200 (practice manager)

$125 (credentialed technician, veterinary assistant, or support staff member)

$290 (international member)

$290 (industry member)

FREE for the first three years after graduating from veterinary school

FREE while you are in school

FREE while you are in school