Built to help you succeed

VMAE exists to help VMA executives create thriving organizations
and provide effective leadership within the veterinary profession.

Networking & Resources

Membership with VMAE provides you the opportunity to get involved, meet knowledgeable peers, and stay in the know to help you advance your career and the veterinary profession.

Through our in person conferences and the VMAE listserv, many VMAE members value the personal and business relationships they have been able to form with fellow VMA professionals and have found the assistance and support of their peers invaluable. Member benefits include:

  • Receive access to the VMAE membership listserv and online archive
  • Hear updates through the VMAE Peer to Peer News
  • Get involved on committees, task forces, and VMAE Board of Directors
  • Gain access to online resources on topics such as Forward Booking, Animal Welfare, Recent Graduates, Scope of Practice, and more…

Professional Development

Excel in your career by participating in range of programs and professional development training opportunities offered by VMAE. Our three annual VMAE conferences provide attendees with high quality professional development and a knowledgeable network of VMA professionals for sharing and exchanging the latest information. Click here for dates on upcoming events. Member benefits include:

  • Receive discounted conference registration
  • Opportunity to participate in programs such as Power of Ten
  • Access to scholarships to help support your attendance at VMAE conferences
  • Participate in the VMAE Lunch and Learn webinars

Just a few of the 90+ organizations involved

Membership Options

VMAE Membership is open to the chief executive officer identified by each qualifying veterinary medical association
or to any paid executive staff member of the qualifying veterinary medical association.

Individuals not meeting the membership qualifications as stated in the VMAE bylaws may apply for Affiliate membership.

  • Individual

  • $306yr
    • Available to any paid executive staff member (other than the chief paid executive) of a veterinary medical association, as defined in the bylaws.

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  • Organizational

  • $306yr
    • Available to the Chief Staff Executive (Executive Director or CEO) of a veterinary medical association, as defined in the bylaws. If the association does not retain staff, the volunteer officer who has chief administrative responsibility for management of the association is eligible for Organizational membership.

  • Affiliate

  • $306yr
    • Affiliate members are individuals who do not meet criteria for organizational or individual membership but whose expertise and work in the veterinary profession is valued by VMAE. Affiliate members are considered on a case-by-case basis and approved by the Board of Directors. Click here for the policy on Affiliate membership.