There are five types of membership.
Practice Owner: Independent owners of locally operated (i.e., not part of a national corporation) practices are encouraged to join at the Practice Owner level. IVPA members may own practices at multiple locations, so long as they are not part of a nationwide corporation or funded with venture capital. These restrictions are further defined at the Hospital level description on the Join page of this website. Current cost is $95 annually.
Veterinarian: Any practicing or retired veterinarian who does not own a practice is encouraged to join the IVPA at this level. Current cost is $75 annually. Member benefits and restrictions are described on the Join page.
Affiliate: Anyone who derives income from providing goods or services to independent practitioners can join the IVPA at this level. Current cost is $125 annually. Affiliate member benefits are further described on the Join page.
Paraprofessional: Professional staff of veterinary clinics or hospitals are asked to join at this level. There is currently no cost to join.
Student: All veterinary students or college students intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine are encouraged to join the IVPA. There is currently no cost to join at the Student level.
NOTE: Membership costs and types will change as IVPA grows and members shape its operation.