Types of Membership

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Professional Membership

For veterinarians licensed in New York State or working at our Universities, Industry supporters, Government and more

Graduate Membership

Graduates join free for the year they graduate and pay only 25% of dues the following year. Its 50% the next year, then 75% so that you only pay full dues once established.

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Student Membership

Join as a student for free. We can provide practical insights to prepare you for success when you enter the working world.

Professional Membership

When does membership start?

Membership in NYSVMS runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of each year.

We start sending out renewals in the fall to ensure you are all set for the new year.

Can I have my hospital to pay?

Yes. Many NY hospitals value the work NYSVMS does for the veterinary community, and will pay dues for their staff to be members.

You can have your Hospital Manager contact us at 518 869 7867 and we can work with them on your renewal.

Many hospitals go one step further, and pay us directly for all of their veterinarians. We encourage this because it enables us to give member benefits for free to all of your technicians. They can attend all of our CE programs and take our online CE at no extra cost.

Can my hospital join?

Yes – in a way.

We are a professional association for veterinarians, but a hospital can get more engaged with us by paying for all their veterinarians to be members.

For those hospitals – that we call Master Accounts – we provide free support to the hospital administrator and free benefits for all the technicians.

If you are interested, call 518 869 7867 for more information.

What are the requirements to be a member? Can an LVT join?

We welcome any veterinarian with a New York State license or who is working or studying in New York.

Veterinary students are also encouraged to join – for free.

LVTs can join the NY State Association for Veterinary Technicians (NYSAVT).

LVTs can also enjoy all the benefits of membership if their animal hospital is a Master Account that pays for all their veterinarians to be members.

How can I get more involved and join a committee

We have many committees and Task Forces. Also your local regional group is most likely looking for board members.

Use the Contact Us form or call us on 518 789 7867 to learn more.

How much does it cost?

Professional Membership in the State Association, NYSVMS costs $305 per year.

We have discounts for recent graduates. The year you graduate you can join for free, and then:

  • First year after graduation – you pay just 25% of the full dues
  • Second year – you pay 50%
  • Third year – you pay 75%

NYSVMS is actually a consortium of 12 regional associations. We provide State-wide benefits like representing you to the State Government.

The regional groups run events, both in-person and online, and they each charge different dues depending on what they provide.  Some regions provide you with a free CE meeting including dinner every month and that is more expensive than regions that run fewer events and might charge separately for dinner at an event.