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Since 1886, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association has protected the interests of veterinarians in Maryland. Members include veterinarians and technicians; small animal, equine and food animal practitioners; and private, government and academic practitioners.

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The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association offers membership in the following categories:

Regular Membership:
Available to veterinarians practicing in the State of Maryland. Annual dues are $275. The following discounts apply:

  • Less than two years out of veterinary medical college, membership is free.
  • Out of veterinary medical college for three years, membership is $55.
  • Out of veterinary medical college for four years, membership is $75 for the first year and $275 subsequently.
  • Veterinarians out of veterinary medical college for more than four years will receive the first year of a new membership at $150. Subsequent years will be $275.

Retired Membership:
Available to retired veterinarians who want to remain active in the profession. Dues are $100 per year.

Associate Membership:
Available to veterinarians practicing in states other than Maryland who agree to abide by the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics and MVMA’s Constitution and Bylaws. Dues are $100 per year.

Government Membership:
Available to graduates of a College of Veterinary Medicine who are employed by local, state or federal governments and who are not in private practice. Dues are $80 per year.

Academic Membership:
Available to graduates of a College of Veterinary Medicine who are employed by academic veterinary medical institutions and who are not in private practice. Dues are $80 per year.

Registered Veterinary Technician Membership:
Available to Registered Veterinary Technicians who have been recommended by a regular member of the MVMA. Dues are $25 per year.

Joint Industry (Corporate) Membership:
Available to companies doing business in the state of Maryland and/or those that provide goods or services to the veterinary community. Membership is in the name of the Company, with a designated representative. Additional/Alternate representatives may be listed. MVIC corporate members are considered “Industry Representatives” of the MDVMA, and may not vote or hold office in the MDVMA. Each company shall receive one vote in MVIC affairs, and submit input as one voice through the designated representative or alternate. Your membership dues is split between two organizations, the Maryland Veterinary Industry Council and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.