Vermont Veterinary Medical Association


Membership Benefits

As a member of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, you will have opportunities to gain knowledge, make your voice heard, and have access to invaluable resources.

Knowledge
The VVMA offers two continuing education conferences a year, providing members with quality, local and affordable educational programs that exceed the number of continuing education credits required by the state licensure board.  By taking advantage of these offerings, you will not only expand your knowledge of veterinary medicine itself, but you will enhance your professional skills as well.  VVMA members receive reduced registration rates for our CE programs.

Our programs include a two-day Winter Meeting and a one-day Summer Meeting, providing a total of 18 hours of CE in areas of veterinary medicine, practice management, and staff development.  In addition, attendees have the opportunity to network with other veterinary professionals during social events and browse new products and services in the Exhibit Hall.

As a VVMA member, you will also have many opportunities for professional development. Make a difference and impact the organization by joining one of our many Committees, which offer leadership opportunities and the chance to network with colleagues from across the state.


Voice
Achieve together what you cannot alone. As an advocate for the veterinary profession, the VVMA provides one voice on state legislative and regulatory issues through representation before the Vermont Legislature and other regulatory bodies. The VVMA also monitors new bill and rule introductions within the state, as well as across the country to keep current on trends and ideas that are impacting the veterinary profession.  The VVMA seeks input from members on important legislative and regulatory issues, and strives to protect and promote the veterinary profession.

Resources

The VVMA is here to give you timely information on issues important to your practice, access to discounts on products and services, educational materials, documents and forms, and helpful services.

Communication —  including a frequent electronic newsletter containing breaking news and information members want to share with each other, our semi-annual newsletter and social media — that keep you up to date on veterinary trends, news, legislation, colleagues, new VVMA programs and services, and more.  We provide press releases to use on your practice's website and in social media.  

Discounts on products and services that impact your bottom line:

  • Retail Council Services Corporation - Credit and debit card processing and check acceptance services: Michele Coons 800-442-3589 or VVMA@retailcouncilnys.com
  • American Profit Recovery - Debt collection services that are respectful, user friendly and effective:  Dale Erickson 800-771-0023 or dale.erickson@americanprofit.net
  • RX Security - 15% discount on tamper resistant prescription pads and paper: 800-667-9723 or www.rxsecurity.com/vvma.html
  • Office and Cleaning Products - Join the Staples Business Advantage and receive discounted corporate pricing:  Erika Finck 888-224-3784 Ext 3727 or erika.finck@staples.com


Client referral services -  Pet owners use the "Find a Veterinarian" section on our website when they are looking for a veterinarian in their area, or a veterinarian providing specialized services.  We advertise in publications to help drive potential clients to our website.

Educational client literature - The VVMA is developing brochures for you to use in your practice or clinic which can be downloaded and printed as needed from our Resources page, or ordered free of charge by contacting the VVMA office.

Free classified advertisement listings on our website, including listings for relief veterinary services.  Looking for an associate or for a job yourself?  Looking for a technician, office staff?  Looking to sell your practice or to sell equipment or product?   We can post it on our website for you!  

Discounts on advertising in the VVMA’s newsletter, Member Directory and exhibitor fees at our CE program.

Networking opportunities like the VVMA's public and members only Facebook pages for members to discuss cases, etc.