IVPA member exclusive benefits help you compete.

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Membership Benefits for Practice Owners & Managers:

Staff Recruitment & Retention

  • Employee Benefits to Allow You to Compete for Valuable Staff
  • MEAP 401 K plans
  • Discounts on insurance products through Total Planning Veterinary Services
  • Student Programs to Raise Awareness about the Value of Ownership & Partnership

Membership Benefits for Practice Owners & Managers:

Client Education & Awareness

  • Pet Owners Want to Shop Locally
  • VPA runs National social media campaigns to educate pet owners about the unique value independent practices deliver
  • Custom social media assets are available for you to promote your value as an independent practice
  • Listing your practice on the IVPA website for consumers to find you

Membership Benefits for Practice Owners & Managers:

Education & Representation

  • Annual Meeting
  • IVPA is building a learning center to help owners, managers, and prospective
  • We are seeking a seat in the AVMA House of Delegates – IVPA will seek to represent independent practices in the AVMA’s House of Delegates once we reach a membership of approximately 1000 members. As the ranks of veterinarians employed by corporations grow, you can ensure your voice is heard within the AVMA by joining IVPA.
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For Team Members/Students

Team Member

$75 / Year

Individual Veterinarian membership is intended for associates who wish to have voting rights within the IVPA, and who may someday own a practice. Owners are encouraged to register at the “Hospital/Owner” level. Veterinarian members must be employed by an independent practice as defined by IVPA.

Allied Professional
Team Member


IVPA welcomes the participation of veterinary paraprofessionals (non-DVM owners, managers, technicians, nurses, assistants, etc.) to utilize IVPA’s marketing resources, attend educational events offered to all members throughout the year, and contribute expertise to our online communities.

Veterinary or
Pre-Vet Student


All veterinary students or undergraduate college students intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine are encouraged to join the IVPA for educational and networking opportunities, and gain valuable insight on the current state of the industry as well as options for future ownership.

Industry Affiliate

IVPA appreciates the support of organizations and individuals who provide valuable products and services that contribute to the sustainability of the independent practitioner’s business model.

Please note that affiliate membership is a promotional opportunity and does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by IVPA and/or its members.


$125 / Year

Affiliate members will be recognized on the IVPA website (brief description, logo, link to affiliate’s website) and have exclusive opportunities to contribute to member education and engagement.