BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The GVMA is in its second century of improving animal health in Georgia. Your GVMA membership means more now than ever before. Highlighted below are some of the benefits of membership.
Free LEAP CE - 2 hours of LEAP CE ($175 value) for GVMA members!
Reduced rates on GVMA sponsored Continuing Education courses, conferences, and events.
The GVMA Foundation Fund for Companion Animals enables GVMA veterinarians to apply for funding to support cases that meet specific client, patient and treatment criteria for financial hardship and non-routine care. Apply here!
Student Loan Refinancing
Credible is a simple, free service that can help GVMA members and their families save money by comparing their student loan refinancing options. With Credible, student debt holders can submit a single form and receive offers from multiple lenders. The average veterinarian that refinances with Credible saves over $40,000 and it only takes 20 seconds to get a savings estimate. Click here to apply!
Credit Card Processing
Since 2009 GVMA has partnered with Piedmont Payment Advisors for unbeatable pricing and outstanding service for credit card processing for GVMA members.
American Veterinarians’ Insurance Services - An independent insurance agency that is dedicated to working with and solving the complex insurance needs of Veterinarians and their clinics.
Offerings include Medical, Dental, Life, & Disabililty.
Click here for a rate quote
Contact: Bert Jacobs or Philip Ladner
American Veterinarians’ Insurance Services
The Georgia Veterinarian Magazine
Online Membership Directory
Relief Vet Directory
Representation of Veterinary Interests with State & Local Government
2017 Hospital Dues are a $525 base fee (this includes one doctor) and $225 per additional doctor.
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Dues include $10 towards PAC. To exclude PAC donation from your membership, please print and mail or fax application to GVMA office with payment.
Printable applications can be found HERE.
$275 membership dues
Regular "Other" Membership
$175 membership dues for interns, residents, out-of-state, retired veterinarians
$150 membership dues for government employees (government memberships do not include a Political Action Committee (PAC) donation)
2016 DVM Graduate Membership
$45 membership dues, must have graduated from an accredited veterinary college between May 2016 and December 2016
2015 DVM Graduate Membership
$85 membership dues, must have graduated from an accredited veterinary college between May 2015 and December 2015
2014 DVM Graduate Membership
$135 membership dues, must have graduated from an accredited veterinary college between May 2014 and December 2014
FREE, Must be a current student at the University of Georgia working towards acquiring their Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
*Regular Membership dues include $10 towards PAC. To exclude PAC donation from your membership, please print and mail or fax application to GVMA office with payment.
Printable applications can be found HERE.
(Please note that any payments received with inaccurate dues amounts will NOT be accepted.)
Individual Membership VS Hospital Membership -
Which one is right for you?
The hospital membership allows hospitals to sign up all veterinarians in the practice at a group discount rate. Hospital membership is a great way to ensure that every veterinarian in the practice has access to the latest veterinary news and research. It’s also an affordable extra benefit that the practice can offer to prospective associates.
Additional Hospital Membership Benefits:
- Additional discounts on DVM and non-DVM registrations to conferences, webinars, and Traveling CE.
- A free digital practice handbook that will include regulations, laws, & other vital information in one convenient location.
- Webinars on topics such as communication, practice management, & business.
What if a veterinarian leaves or joins the practice during the year?
- If a veterinarian who is registered as a member of the GVMA as part of a Hospital membership leaves the hospital during the course of the membership year, that veterinarian remains a member for the duration of the membership year.
- Should a hospital hire an additional veterinarian, the GVMA should be contacted as soon as possible in order to acquire membership for this new doctor. If not added to the hospitals' membership, this doctor will not receive GVMA member benefits.
- It is the responsibility of the hospital to ensure that the involved veterinarians update membership information with the GVMA so that the membership roles of the GVMA reflect the accurate number of doctors under their hospital membership. The GVMA will only be able to enroll individuals of a hospital for which a membership has been paid for.
What if I prefer an individual membership?
Obtaining a Hospital membership is completely optional and you may still choose to join the GVMA as an individual. Apply Now!
What about The Georgia Veterinarian, accessing member services, etc.?
Every veterinarian in a member hospital will receive their own copy of The Georgia Veterinarian magazine, and have access to all of the services offered to individual members.
How do I apply for a Hospital membership?
You may complete the online application or download the membership form here.
If you apply online you will be required to choose a membership type. Please select "Hospital" and click next. You will be asked to select the number of veterinarians in your clinic, which will determine you membership fee total. During application you will also be asked to create profiles for each member of your staff that you wish to receive GVMA benefits. Be sure to create profiles for each of your team members so that they can receive discounts on LEAP CE and other continuing education opportunities!
Instructions for adding additional veterinarians will be provided upon establishing the initial hospital account.
What if I have questions about GVMA Hospital Membership?
If you have any questions about this membership option, please contact the GVMA office by phone at (678) 309-9800,1-800-853-1625 (toll free), or by email at email@example.com.