IVPA
MEMBERSHIP
Become a Member as an Independent Practice Owner, a Veterinarian, a Paraprofessional, a Student, or Affiliate.
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There are four types of IVPA membership:

♦ Practice Owner ♦ Veterinarian

♦ Allied Professional/Student ♦ Affiliate

Practice Owner Membership Level

The Practice Owner membership is for any Veterinarian who independently owns and locally operates veterinary hospitals. The owner may’ own multiple practices in multiple locations cannot be funded in whole by venture capital, angel investor or private equity funds. The owner veterinarian must retain at least 50% control of the veterinary practice to be considered independent 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 which 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.

Benefits of Membership as a Practice Owner:

  • IVPA will help promote your practice(s) to let customers know your hospital(s) is/are independently owned and locally operated
  • Listed on the IVPA website for the public to see
  • IVPA window cling for you to display
  • IVPA table tent for your front desk
  • Future marketing efforts as decided by the IVPA membership
  • Right to vote on decisions facing the IVPA

The annual membership is $95.00 USD

Select Level: $95

Veterinarian Membership Level

IVPA welcomes all veterinarians no matter ownership status, with a few restrictions. 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 may be excluded from membership if the practice could be considered NATIONAL in scope A national practice is defined as an organization which owns multiple veterinary hospitals across numerous states with centralized management such as purchasing, human resources and facilities management. The owner of national practices do not participate in oversight or management decisions at individual practice locations

Benefits of Membership as a Veterinarian:

  • Voting rights in the IVPA

The individual Veterinarian membership level is intended for associate veterinarians 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 Practice level.

The annual membership is $75.00 USD

Select Level: $75

Allied Professional Membership Level

IVPA welcomes the support of veterinary paraprofessionals (non-DVM owners, managers, technicians, nurses, assistants, etc as allied members. IVPA has not yet determined rights and benefits extended to this level of membership.

Until membership privileges have been determined, there is no fee to join.

Benefits of Membership as an Allied Professional:

  • TBD

The annual membership is FREE

Select Level: Free

Student Membership Level

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.

Until membership privileges have been determined, there is no fee to join.

Benefits of Membership as a Student:

  • TBD

The annual membership is FREE

Select Level: Free

Affiliate Membership Level

IPVA welcomes the generous support of organizations and individuals who provide services & goods to independently owned veterinary practices and contribute to the sustainability of the Independent’s business model.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership

  • Support recognized on website and marketing materials
  • Reduced advertising rates

The annual membership is $125.00

Select Level: $125