Who Can Join?

DVMs
DOCTORS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

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.

LVTs
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

LVTs are eligible for LVT Membership. Students enrolled in the professional curriculum of veterinary medicine at any university as well as Texas resident students in any AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program in Texas are eligible for membership. If you are a student and would like to be a member of TVMA, please contact membership@tvma.org.

NON-DVM
FACULTY

Faculty may become members if they are employed by any AVMA-recognized school or college of veterinary medicine within the state of Texas or are professional staff members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

ALLIED
NON-VETERINARIANS

Non-veterinarian representatives of Allied Industries wanting to reach the veterinary medicine audience to grow their market may apply for membership. Please contact membership@tvma.org for additional information.

What TVMA Can Do For You

Protect Your Interests

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

Keep You Informed

TVMA keeps members up-to-date through a wide variety of communication channels. Six times a year, TVMA publishes the Texas Veterinarian magazine offering you inside information on state veterinary issues. Our electronic newsletter, The Source, is distributed twice per month, and our website and email alerts inform you immediately of the latest breaking news.

Connect You to Community

TVMA is made up of individuals practicing veterinary medicine in Texas who are able to understand and support you. We connect you to your colleagues through social media (find TVMA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter), our membership directory, committee opportunities and our podcast, Veterinary Vitals.

Develop Your Potential

TVMA offers two annual CE conferences, regional CE events, online CE opportunities and unique educational experiences to assist you advance your career and practice. Additionally, leadership opportunities provide development of a deeper nature so you can go beyond individual potential to impact the profession.

JOIN ONLINE TODAY!

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

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."