Success starts with community.

We’re a community of individuals who are passionate about veterinary medicine and improving the lives of those it touches.

Every veterinarian deserves a rich and fulfilling career

At the GVMA, we understand the demands of veterinary medicine and provide resources that are vital to our member’s success and well-being.

More work-life balance

Financial freedom from educational debt

Confidence to perform at a high level

Understanding of compassion fatigue

East Atlanta Animal Clinic staff member greets patient.

“I have found the GVMA benefits to be quite impactful. In particular, their continuing education program has provided me with the tools I need to stay on the cutting edge of what is happening in our field.”

Rita Kuhn, Practice Manager
East Atlanta Animal Clinic (GVMA Preferred Member)

Preferred Membership offers GVMA benefits to your entire staff—including associates, techs, assistants, and practice managers! See the difference here.

We provide benefits essential to your success and well-being

Looking for resources that will help you thrive in your career? We understand the demands of veterinary medicine and provide resources that are vital to our member’s success.

Exclusive discounts on premium CE

Veterinarians shouldn’t have to pay a premium for premium continuing education. GVMA members enjoy free LEAP CE as well as discounts on GVMA conferences and events.

Wellness in and outside of the profession

We provide resources like the Member Assistance Program that enable Georgia veterinarians to flourish not just in your career but at home as well.

Advocacy for Georgia veterinarians

It is vital for our profession to have a voice. As directives and legislation continue to evolve we will be there to insure veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and public health are well represented.

Career Assistance

Advance your career through the Veterinary Career Network (VCN). Employers – place free job ads. Job seekers – conduct a free, nationwide search.

Get more exposure through our Find-a-Vet, Specialty Vet and Relief Vet directories!

“I’ve been a supporter of GVMA, and I appreciate all the lobbying efforts done on behalf of the veterinary community. Your work ensures that necessary changes in our profession are made.”

Dr. Terence Ferguson
Practice Owner, Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital

“I think recent graduates should get involved with the GVMA because of the support offered to new veterinarians exploring a variety of different career paths. As a practice owner, the GVMA has been a wonderful resource to me regarding practice and OSHA regulations.”

Emily Underwood
Practice Owner, Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital

Choose the membership plan that’s right for you

Features
Individuals
Preferred
Free Digital Regulatory Handbook, OSHA Handbook
Free Digital Regulatory Handbook, OSHA Handbook
Free Digital Regulatory Handbook, OSHA Handbook
Discounted Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Materials
Discounted Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Materials
Discounted Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Materials
Best price on CE with no late registration penalties
Best price on CE with no late registration penalties
Best price on CE with no late registration penalties
Discounted Support Staff CE
Discounted Support Staff CE
Discounted Support Staff CE
CE Proceedings Library (New in 2021)
CE Proceedings Library (New in 2021)
CE Proceedings Library (New in 2021)
Free LEAP CE ($250 savings!)
Free LEAP CE ($250 savings!)
Free LEAP CE ($250 savings!)
Free Member Assistance Program Access
Free Member Assistance Program Access
Free Member Assistance Program Access
The GA Vet Magazine
The GA Vet Magazine
The GA Vet Magazine
GVMA E-news
GVMA E-news
GVMA E-news
Career Center Access
Career Center Access
Career Center Access
Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Access
Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Access
Certified Veterinary Assistant Program Access
Mental Health Resource Access
Mental Health Resource Access
Mental Health Resource Access
Online Membership Directory Access
Online Membership Directory Access
Online Membership Directory Access
Insurance Services
Insurance Services
Insurance Services
Relief Veterinarian Directory Access
Relief Veterinarian Directory Access
Relief Veterinarian Directory Access
Discounted Premium CE
Discounted Premium CE
Discounted Premium CE
Discounted Webinars
Discounted Webinars
Discounted Webinars
Credit Card Processing Savings
Credit Card Processing Savings
Credit Card Processing Savings
Spay/Neuter Reimbursement Grant Access
Spay/Neuter Reimbursement Grant Access
Spay/Neuter Reimbursement Grant Access
Debt Collection Agency
Debt Collection Agency
Debt Collection Agency
Plumb’s Veterinary Drug App Discount
Plumb’s Veterinary Drug App Discount
Plumb’s Veterinary Drug App Discount
Pricing & Discounts

Membership has its benefits. Come join us!

  • RECENT GRADS

  • $55/ yr.
    • 2019 DVM Graduates: $55
    • 2018 DVM Graduates: $95
    • 2017 DVM Graduates: $145
    • Current UGA CVM students & 2020 Grads receive free membership. Contact us for more details.

Best Value
  • PREFERRED

  • $550/ yr.
    • Membership includes 1st doctor.
      Only $250 for each additional doctor.
    • Additional Benefits:
    • + Lowest rates on CE for entire staff
      (plus no late registration penalties!)
    • + Free digital Regulatory & OSHA handbooks
    • + Discounted Certified Veterinary Program Materials

  • INDIVIDUALS

  • $285/ yr.
    • Basic Membership: $285
    • Government Membership: $160
    • Student Membership: FREE
    • Retired/non-practicing or practicing outside of GA? Contact us to see if you qualify for reduced membership!

Still have questions? We’re here to help.

What's the difference between Preferred Membership and Individual?

As a Preferred Member, you will:

  • Gain benefits for the support staff in your practice
  • Receive the best rate on continuing education (Save between $100-$200 on just our VetSouth/Fall conference!)
  • Skip the late fees for last minute registrations
  • Be able to assign anyone within your membership as a “key contact” – they’ll be able to manage the account and submit forms on behalf of any member in your practice.
  • Receive significant savings for our Certified Veterinary Assistant Program.
  • + WAY more!

The more you utilize your membership, the more you save!

Are there membership options for retired veterinarians and/or those practicing out of state?

Yes! If your are fully retired from the practice of medicine or do not practice medicine within the state of Georgia, you qualify for our discounted membership of $185 per year. Call our office for details at (678) 309-9800.

I have multiple clinics, how can I set them all up as GVMA members?

If you are interested in setting multiple practices up for our preferred membership, please email our office with details of the practice and each member you would like to add ( Don’t forget your support staff – they are included in preferred membership at no additional cost!).

If you are interested in signing up each doctor as an individual member, you may do so by logging into each of their accounts separately (or having them do so) and completing our online membership application.

Can veterinary technicians be members of the GVMA?

There is currently no individual membership offered to technicians, practice manager or support staff. However, all non-dvms are included with Preferred membership at no additional cost!

Do you offer proration or short-term memberships?

Our memberships are billed annually only. Our membership year begins on September 1st. Anyone joining on or after this date will enjoy member benefits until December 31st of the next year. Joining before this date will set your memberships expiration to December 31st of the current year.

Examples:

  • Dr. Jones completed a membership application on September 5, 2020. Dr. Jones will be able to access their membership until December 31, 2021.
  • Dr. Smith completed a membership application on May 1, 2020. Dr. Smith will have access to their membership account until December 31, 2020.

For more information, please contact us at gvma@gvma.net

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