Member Benefits
  • Experienced lobbyists that monitor legislation
  • Annual Day at the Capitol Day
  • Legislative Visits
  • VET - PAC
  • Relationships with regulatory bodies and professional and agriculture organizations  

“During this time of stress and uncertainty, I felt that I wanted to show my appreciation for the MVMA.  I have been an MVMA member since I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1994 and although I have not been practicing during that entire time and I currently practice in Wisconsin, I have appreciated the many resources that the MVMA provides.  The benefits of membership have become even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.  I have received higher quality information from MVMA than any other professional organization of which I am a member. Thank you so much and please continue to keep us all informed!”

Elizabeth Hillebrand, DVM
MVMA Member Since 1990

“As my practice has grown over the years I have found the MVMA to be a great partner as I continue to navigate through the ups and downs as a practice owner, most recently trying to work through the COVID-19 crisis. I have especially enjoyed the willingness of the MVMA to support the next generation of veterinarians with the creation of MOVE (Minnesota Opportunities for Veterinary Engagement) and the many activities this group has offered the early career members of the MVMA. The Power of Ten Leadership Training has also provided veterinarians with key leadership skills that are applicable in personal and professional life. The MVMA is a good value and I would recommend the MVMA to anyone at any stage of their career.”

Matt Kruse, DVM
MVMA Member Since 1998

MVMA Member Benefits

Ongoing legislative advocacy committed to keeping veterinary medicine at the forefront of Minnesota state policy. The MVMA was able to lobby for veterinary practices to be deemed essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, pass the Veterinary Immunity bill, and help approve a bill to allocate $675,000 in funding to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and up to $1,000,000 per year for avian influenza, salmonella, and turkey-related disease research.

Access to Essential Information
Direct and timely communication on legislative updates and industry news. MVMA members also receive the MVMA Messenger, a bi-monthly publication focused on providing updates on veterinary medicine in Minnesota, insights on member-based activities, and state-wide job postings.

Connection to a Strong Professional Community
The MVMA exists to create a community within the veterinary profession, with over 2,000 members it is easy to create connections with colleagues. Engage in one of MVMA’s professional networking events with MOVE or join one of 20+ committees. Download the MVMA app to have quick access to all upcoming events, the MVMA Messenger, and exclusive MVMA member and industry partner directories.

Exclusive Educational & Professional Discounts
Discounted Seminar and Annual Meeting registrations, FREE access to Lunch-n-Learn webinars, and $AVE MONEY with exclusive discounts from supporting members.




  • FREE - The Power of Ten Leadership Program available to recent graduates that will be taught to lead and improve personal skills
  • FREE - A consultation to discuss the buying or selling of a veterinary practice, business succession planning, estate planning, employment issues, veterinary liens, and other legal concerns on our supporting members page
  • FREEFree CE Lunch 'N Learns and over $400 annual savings on discounted seminars, the Annual Meeting, and additional CE
  • DISCOUNTED - Classified and display ads - 50 words or less (ads posted online 2 months and included in 1 issue of the bi-monthly newsletter)
  • DISCOUNTED - Half price dues for new veterinarians who graduated within the last FOUR years.
  • Lifetime members - no more dues after 40 years! 
  • DISCOUNTED - Non-Practicing DVM members and Lifetime members are eligible for special discounts and reduced rates
  • View all supporting member discounts that are exclusive for MVMA Members

“As a large animal veterinarian, I have found the MVMA to be a great resource for my ongoing continuing education needs. Providing relevant content that is near home or online which is a value for me in time and money. The MVMA also serves as a watchdog for me at the legislature and is a liaison with the regulatory agencies. Even though I have been able to work through the COVID-19 crisis, I have appreciated the weekly MVMA updates that have provided me with the latest information.”

Alan Sletten, DVM
MVMA Member Since 1990

 "The MVMA has been an invaluable resource to me throughout my whole veterinary career.  In the last several months, however, with COVID concerns, stopping and starting surgery, and trying to navigate the "new normal" I am particularly grateful to president Matt Boyle and the whole team at the MVMA office for quickly and thoughtfully answering all of my questions and just being there as a source of support and guidance.  Thank you MVMA! " 

Dr. Teresa Hershey
MVMA Member Since 1994