Benefits of CVMA Membership
As a CVMA member – You will have access to an enormous bank of benefits and services that would not be available to individuals. These benefits and services are designed to safeguard the profession and save you money. Your membership ID number is your ticket to cutting-edge information 24 hours a day. Along with the unlimited resources to assist you in your everyday practice, CVMA will market you with your own listing in the “Find a Veterinarian” site, designed for the public. Your clients and potential clients can locate you with the click of a button!
Free legal consultation for member veterinarians. You are entitled to 30 minutes of free legal consultation each month with attorneys specializing in employment law; contracts and business law; and administrative law such as VMB and other regulatory agency issues.
Create a safe workplace with the CVMA Inline Program which is designed to assist you with workplace safety, legal issues, and laws and regulations that affect the veterinary profession.
Increased awareness and understanding of the impact of legislation on your profession through effective policy analysis and membership advisories. The CVMA legislative team, staff, and legislative advocates are constantly monitoring proposed legislation and making your voice heard!
Defending your right to practice by actively representing the veterinary profession on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations at the legislature and the Veterinary Medical Board.
Discounts on continuing education at the Spring Seminar in Yosemite, the Fall Seminar in Lake Tahoe and Palm Springs, the Pacific Veterinary Conference, and the CAVMRC Disaster Response Series. Earn CEUs and network with friends and colleagues in resort locations.
Immediate access to critical information through the CVMA website, CVMA Weekly e-newsletter, CVMA at the Capitol legislative e-newsletter, California Veterinarian magazine, press releases, and action alerts.
Protection of your license. The CVMA continuously looks for unlicensed veterinary activity in all areas of practice including dentistry, chiropractic, and animal rehabilitation. When we identify individuals that are illegally practicing veterinary medicine, we educate them on current law, refer them to the Practice Act, and notify the Veterinary Medical Board.
Effective, easy management of your continuing education record through the CVMA website. Login anytime to check your personal CE record. The CVMA will send you a reminder letter six months prior to your license renewal date.
One-stop professional regulatory consulting resources on a variety of subjects, including:
- Veterinary Medicine Practice Act/Veterinary Medical Board
- Unlicensed activity
- Board of Equalization (Sales and Use tax)
- Board of Pharmacy
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Department of Justice (CURES/PDMP)
- Department of Health (Rabies, Medical Waste Management, Zoonotic Diseases, and Radiation Safety)
- Environmental Protection Agency/Hazardous Waste
- Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA, Labor Board)
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing
- Drug Enforcement Administration policies and regulations
Discounts on regulatory compliance products such as the interactive online CVMA Guide to Cal/OSHA Compliance and mandatory client and employee informational plaques, pamphlets, and posters.
Experience practice growth through our Find-a-Veterinarian online listing of CVMA member veterinarians. This searchable listing allows potential clients to find you by name, city, and practice type. We can also link your listing to your practice web site.
Network with colleagues and specialists through our members-only online CVMA Directory – a searchable listing of all veterinarians and CVMA member RVTs in California.
Insurance products specifically designed for CVMA members through CVMA’s wholly owned Veterinary Insurance Services Company (VISC).
- Business Insurance
- Business Package Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance
- Commercial Umbrella Liability
- Professional Liability including Veterinary Medical Board Legal Defense
- Commercial Automobile Insurance
- Employment Practices Liability
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Medical Insurance
- Individual and Family Health
- Disability/Life/Long Term Disability
- Personal Lines Insurance
- Auto/Motorcycle Insurance
- Jewelry/Collectables/Personal Umbrella
Mentor your veterinary assistants. Increase your staff members’ education, experience, and skill through the CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant program.
Save money and time filling your next open position. Post your classified ad to advertise your open employment positions, browse and apply for a position at veterinary practices, or locate practices for sale at the CVMA Career Center.
Lower your credit card processing rates. Of the veterinary clinics and hospitals that have switched to i3 Verticals Merchant Solutions – Infintech Division, 99% have realized significant savings.
Receive exclusive discount pricing on electronic prescriptions, health certificates, feed directives, and other useful products to help veterinary practices manage records through GlobalVetLINK (GVL).
Get deep discounts on everyday office items through Staples Advantage.
Free check recovery services through CheckmarcUSA. You receive 100% of the face amount of any dishonored check that is recovered. This is a free service with no equipment and set-up fees.
Effective and economical method for collecting overdue monies. I.C. Systems has collected over $4 million for CVMA members.
Offer a Payment Plan for Clients. The CareCredit healthcare credit card, accepted by 20,000 veterinary practices, helps families manage veterinary costs. When your hospital accepts CareCredit, clients can make monthly payments subject to credit approval.
Discounted Employee Background Screening on recommended background check packages and the account setup fee through HireRight, Inc.
Have fun and save money. Get a discount on tickets to Great America, Gilroy Gardens, Legoland, Sea World, and the California Academy of Sciences.
Take advantage of these Car Rental Discounts from, Alamo, Avis and National.
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