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Membership with VMAE

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. Click here for the VMAE policy for Affiliate membership.

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Membership in VMAE delivers opportunities to help you:

  • Heighten your effectiveness as a leader

  • Build a network of fellow professionals as well as useful contacts throughout the veterinary community

  • Share knowledge with colleagues whose responsibilities and experiences are similar to yours

  • Explore issues that challenge organizational resources or impact the veterinary profession

When you become a member of VMAE, you get a virtual tool box in the guise of your fellow members, enabling you to confront challenges with the benefit of real experiences. For every situation you face, for every idea you want to test, for every question you need answered, there is someone you can call on for advice and practical solutions. With VMAE, you’re not alone.

Enrich your knowledge

Professional development is an important benefit of VMAE membership, with carefully planned meetings that are specifically targeted to provide actionable initiatives that help you succeed. There are several opportunities during the year when members come together for education, for relationship building, and for sharing collective wisdom that helps members provide more effective leadership in their respective organizations.

  • January meeting, during the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference

  • ThinkWORKS Program held in the Spring

  • July meeting, during the AVMA annual convention

  • VMAE Fall Conference

You’ll benefit from belonging!

  • Expanded networking

  • On-demand access to colleagues through a dynamic listserv and a mentoring program

  • Top-notch, relevant education

  • Improved access to AVMA staff

  • Leadership development and recognition opportunities

  • Practical tools like the model employment contract for association executives and the directory of acronyms

  • Social opportunities and fun

At the same time, VMAE presents a united front to effect positive change. It successfully uses its alliances with related organizations to enhance organized veterinary medicine and applies visionary thinking to contemporary professional challenges. VMAE members have been invited to sit on AVMA committees, providing direct communication channels so that the two organizations can interface and complement each other in responding to and anticipating the needs of their respective members. This liaison has strengthened over the years and has resulted in new initiatives to work together in addressing legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Embrace all the possibilities!

Remove the boundaries. Share the knowledge. Enjoy a laugh along the way. Join the VMAE community today.


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