Who Can Join?

Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) are eligible for LVT Membership.

Veterinarians may become members of TVMA if they are a graduate veterinarian and agree to comply with the TVMA Bylaws and the AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics. Members retain membership so long as they comply with the TVMA Bylaws and AVMA Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics.

Students enrolled in a program of study leading directly to a professional veterinary degree, granted by a school or college of veterinary medicine. If you are a student and would like to be a member of TVMA, please contact our office.

Non-DVM faculty of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and professional staff members of the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Non-veterinarian representatives of allied industries. Click HERE for more information.

What TVMA Can Do For You

TVMA has worked to better the profession for over 100 years and hopefully will continue the effort to promote, advocate for and protect the profession for the next 100 years.

TVMA advocates for and protects the profession though constant legislative and regulatory tracking, monitoring and taking action to prevent the government from unduly interfering with your practice. TVMA is your voice in state government, ensuring that veterinary medicine’s interests are fully represented.

TVMA continuously educates the public concerning the contributions of veterinary medicine and the responsibilities of animal ownership. In fact, TVMA drives business directly to your clinic through the "Find a Veterinarian" link on the website. TVMA also supports TexVetPets.org, a public website designed to offer information and advice specifically for pet owners through articles written and reviewed by TVMA members.

TVMA can help you advance your career and your practice through its continuing education offerings and unique programs, including the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice. We have also begun offering a variety of "boutique" educational experiences throughout the year. Your support staff can reach a higher level of expertise and credentials through the Certified Veterinary Assistant, Registered Veterinary Technician or Certified Veterinary Business Manager programs.

TVMA keeps members up to date through a wide variety of communication channels. Six times a year, TVMA publishes the Texas Veterinarian magazine and the electronic newsletter The Source to offer in-depth news, features and information to help your practice. The TVMA Web site and e-mail alerts inform you immediately of the latest breaking news.

TVMA's business alliance program gives you access to deep discounts and special offers from a host of companies that can help you save money in every aspect of your practice, from payment processing to electricity to office supplies. What TVMA members say:

"This is my fourth state VMA in my career. TVMA seems to be ahead of the curve in providing services and dealing with issues that impact the profession."

"I love that I can call on the TVMA office for almost anything, and the staff always tries to get me an answer or refer me to someone who can. They are courteous and friendly."

Please call our office with any questions you may have at 512-452-4224 or email Donna Eberhart at deberhart@tvma.org.