IVPA member exclusive benefits help you compete.

Education & Representation

Annual Meeting
IVPA is building a learning center to help owners, managers, and prospective
IVPA intends to earn a seat in the AVMA House of Delegates to represent the interests and needs of independent veterinary practices. As the number of veterinarians employed by corporations grows, IVPA representation will ensure that AVMA hears YOUR voice. With 1,000 veterinarians as members, we will apply for this essential representation seat.

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

Client Education & Awareness

Pet owners want to shop locally
IVPA 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

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For Hospitals / Owners

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Solo Practitioner
(up to 1.75 doctors)

$99 / Year

  • 1 doctor + 2 non-doctor
  • 1 window cling or sticker
  • Listing on website maps - IVPA and VetLocal
  • Voting rights for veterinarian members
  • Educational and members-only opportunities
  • Online community
  • Marketing resources and support

Two-Doctor Hospital
(up to 2.75 doctors)

$180 / Year

  • 2 doctors + 3 non-doctors
  • 1 window cling or sticker
  • Listing on website maps - IVPA and VetLocal
  • Voting rights for veterinarian members
  • Educational and members-only opportunities
  • Online community
  • Marketing resources and support

Small Hospital
(up to 5 doctors)

$310 / Year

  • Up to 5 doctors + 4 non-doctor
  • 3 window cling or stickers
  • Listing on website maps - IVPA and VetLocal
  • Voting rights for veterinarian members
  • Educational and members-only opportunities
  • Online community
  • Marketing resources and support

Medium Hospital
(up to 10 doctors)

$560 / Year

  • 10 doctor + 5 non-doctor
  • Unlimited window cling or sticker
  • Listing on website maps - IVPA and VetLocal
  • Voting rights for veterinarian members
  • Educational and members-only opportunities
  • Online community
  • Marketing resources and support

Large Hospital
(up to 30+ doctors)

$1475 / Year

  • up to 30 doctors + 6 non-doctor
  • Unlimited window cling or sticker
  • Listing on website maps - IVPA and VetLocal
  • Voting rights for veterinarian members
  • Educational and members-only opportunities
  • Online community
  • Marketing resources and support
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Team Member/Student/Affiliate

Non-owner veterinarians, hospital staff and students are encouraged to join IVPA and help us in fulfilling the important mission of uniting and empowering independent veterinarians in continuing to shape the business and practice of animal health care.

No member of IVPA shall be employed as a senior executive (director level or higher) by a publicly traded or privately held NATIONAL practice. Owners of multiple practices/hospitals may be excluded from membership if the practice could be considered NATIONAL in scope. A national practice is defined as an organization that owns multiple veterinary hospitals across numerous states with centralized management such as purchasing, human resources and facilities management Owner(s) of national practices do not participate in oversight or management decisions at individual practice locations.

 

Veterinarian
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 their own practice. Practice owners are encouraged to register at the "Hospital/Owner" level. Veterinarian members must be employed by an independent practice as defined by IVPA. (See above.)

Allied Professional
Team Member

FREE

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

Veterinary or Pre-Vet
Student Member

FREE

  • All veterinary students or college students intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine are encouraged to join the IVPA for educational and networking opportunities. Until specific membership privileges have been determined, there is no fee to join at the student level.

Affiliate
Member

$125 / Year

  • IPVA 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. Affiliate members will be recognized on our website and have exclusive opportunities to contribute to member education and engagement.