Value of MVMA Membership


AVAILABLE RESOURCES, WEBSITE, NEWSLETTER AND MORE

  • FREE for members - Bimonthly Newsletter that provides useful information, updates on key issues, ads, and calendar of events
  • MVMA skilled staff available to research and answer your questions, or direct you to where the answers can be found
  • Career Center online employment ad opportunities provided to members including access to VCN (Vet. Career Network)
  • Website with useful information and links to classifieds, annual meeting, seminars and more (Go to www.mvma.org)
    • Resources readily available for responding to media requests
    • Access to the member-only portal of the MVMA website with additional information and resources 
    • FDA pet food recall alerts and other federal/state government special announcements sent to members or on website.
  • Chemical dependence program available to members (Special program planned during the MVMA annual meeting)
  • Veterinary Practice Resources
  • Relief and Referral Veterinarian Resources
  • A free consultation to discuss the buying or selling of a veterinary practice, business succession planning, estate planning, employment issues, veterinary liens, and other legal concerns at Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.
  • MVMA members can receive legal referral and assistance to skilled attorneys familiar with veterinary practice issues  

NETWORKING EVENTS/FUN

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • Special recognition and veterinary awards presented to veterinarians, industry partners and others at the MVMA Annual Meeting. (Submit a colleague for an award)
  • Animal Hall of Fame Awards presented to outstanding animals at the MVMA Annual Meeting. (Nominate a client nominee for the Hall of Fame)

MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNTS

  • Members save on average $400 annually through discounts at the annual convention, seminars, marketing materials and advertising discounts.
  • FREE CE- Lunch N Learn online continuing education lunches worth 1 CE credit for members
  • FREE -Pharmaceutical flow charts for food animal veterinarians (Dairy producer card available to members!)
  • FREE - The Power of Ten Leadership Program available to recent graduates that will be taught to lead and improve personal skills
  • FREE - Veterinary students at the University of Minnesota receive free membership through their SAVMA bundle!
  • FREE - Recognizes and supports senior veterinarians with complimentary “life” membership and an active Senior Vets Council
  • FREE - Consultation to discuss the buying or selling of a veterinary practice, business succession planning, estate planning, employment issues, veterinary liens, and other legal concerns at Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.
  • DISCOUNTED - Classified ads - 50 words or less (ads posted online 2 months and included in 1 issue of bi-monthly newsletter)
  • DISCOUNTED - Half price dues for first and second-year early practice veterinarians. Ask about discount for 3rd-year recent graduates.
  • DISCOUNTED - Inactive members and Lifetime members are eligible for special discounts and reduced rates
  • DISCOUNTED - Members receive limited time special promotions and discounts offered periodically to MVMA members
    • Veterinary Hospitals Association - MVMA Members receive a 5% discount on bookkeeping services and a discounted enrollment rate for the Google Adwords program
    • TouchSuite - MVMA Members can receive a group savings of 20% Credit Card Processor's Rates. 
    • Crockford Consulting - MVMA member savings on compassion fatigue training.

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

  • MVMA employs skilled lobbyists in the state to support needed legislation or fend against harmful legislation
  • Advocacy program that actively monitors state and federal legislation (Please sign up to be a legislative key contact!)
  • Legislator clinic visits available, scheduled at your convenience (contact the MVMA office to arrange a free visit)
  • VET-PAC program funded by MVMA members provides important access and assistance to legislators
  • Forge alliances with other professional and agriculture organizations (AVMA and Agrigrowth Council Partners)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND MEMBER RELATIONS

  • Veterinary Medical Reserve Corp program for emergency and disaster planning - Please consider being a response volunteer!
  • Nearly 20 committees and MVMA volunteer opportunities available to members.
  • Popular State Fair Miracle of Birth Center and Surgical Suite exhibits provide positive public relations of veterinary services. Only MVMA Members can volunteer at these exhibits!
  • Foundation (MVMF) provides important scholarship and member grant opportunities (Please consider making a donation, or participating in the Golf or Clay Shoot Fundraisers!)
  • Supportive of veterinary technician credentialing and educational program partnerships
  • MVMA works collaboratively with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, the MAVT (Veterinary Technicians), and MVI (MN Veterinary Institute)
  • VetCamp program available for members wanting to offer veterinary profession education at schools and community
  • Dog Bite Prevention program certification and materials available for student and community education
  • Task forces are created to address emerging issues.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Frequent quality educational programs and seminars developed by MVMA veterinarian member CE committee volunteers
  • Academy membership available to members that serves to record and provide certificates for member CE credits
  • Quality Continuing Education provided through the MVMA Annual Meeting and quarterly Seminars. Registration discounts are available for MVMA Members!
  • FREE - Lunch 'N Learn Webinar seminars now available to members only for interactive CE credit!
  • Access to the largest resource of Veterinary Continuing Education in the world.


Call (651-645-7533) or email ([email protected]) today to learn more about how the MVMA can help you and your practice!

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What MVMA Members Have to Say About Their Membership

As a student member of the Minnesota Medical Veterinary Association, I have had the opportunity to connect with veterinarians at a local and state level. These interactions are invaluable to my future as a veterinarian."

- Jen Gallus, DVM


"Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) has always believed in supporting veterinary medicine. In doing so, VHA has been a loyal supporter of MVMA and MVMF (the foundation). We have had the opportunity to strengthen our commitment to the veterinary community by supporting the missions of both the MVMA and the MVMF. We have participated with the MVMA Convention, Seminars and Foundation events such as the golf tournament and Clay Shoot and have established many valuable relationships along the way. It is rewarding to see the Foundation results with grants and scholarships awarded to students in the Veterinary field. The symbiosis and goodwill are felt by VHA members knowing they are "giving back" with long term benefits to our association through our involvement."

- Dave Perry, former CEO/General Manager, Veterinary Hospitals Association


"Anchor Bank has been a member of the MVMA for several years. It has been a very beneficial association for our bank. Events that are sponsored by MVMA have given us the opportunity to visit our customers and prospects alike. The MVMA has also kept us informed and educated. I would highly encourage anyone who is contemplating joining the MVMA to do so."

- Jim Friend, Vice President, Anchor Bank


"The MOBC is a great way to bring agriculture to the city. It's important for consumers to know how their food is produced. MOBC allows our community to promote both our profession and our agricultural industries, and it's a fun way to spend the day."

- Kathy Jorgensen, DVM


"The MVMA's awards and recognition programs provide a great way to highlight the amazing work that veterinarians do in all aspects of our profession and society. The awards raise awareness of the important relationship between people and their animals and how veterinarians contribute to that partnership. Hearing their accounts makes me even prouder to be a Minnesota veterinarian!"

- David Lee, DVM, MBA, U of M VMC


"Having interacted with VMAs in several states through my role as a veterinarian in industry, I have become especially proud of all the MVMA does to support Minnesota's veterinarians. Through high-quality CE seminars, the annual convention and the Power of Ten Leadership initiative (just to name a few examples) the MVMA supports its members with high-quality education and promotes personal development. I also value all the MVMA does to advocate for animals and veterinarians in our state and believe our profession is strengthened when we come together through organized veterinary medicine." 

- Karen Shenoy, DVM


"I enjoy getting together with old classmates and friends to have a leisurely outing on the golf course. It is a once a year event that I reconnect and have lots of laughs. The bonus is I feel great about contributing to the veterinary community via the MVMF. There is a time to learn, a time earn, and now a time to return."

- Paul Draheim, DVM


"I love volunteering at the MOBC because people love animals, especially newborns. The MOBC is an opportunity to encourage the natural connection that the public share with animals, livestock, farmers, and veterinarians. To see a young child pet a calf, and laugh when the calf tries to suck their hand is priceless. People will ask some tough questions, which forces you as a DVM to have clear thoughts on animal agriculture, food safety, and animal welfare." 

- Rich Schmitz, DVM


"Understanding the impact that state and federal legislation has on my veterinary practice and on the practice act is very important to me. The MVMA is diligent in protecting our profession through aggressive political action and I am always grateful for their efforts. Without this protection, our profession may not be in the position it is today."

- Eric Ruhland, DVM