Testimonials

"As an educator of veterinary technicians, the OVMA has been invaluable. Being a part of this organization keeps me informed about all the latest trends and changes within our dynamic profession so I can give my students the most up-to-date information."

—Dr. Angela Beal, Program Director, Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School

 

"Participating in OVMA committees and the Leadership Institute provides opportunities for networking and collaborating with colleagues across the state and disciplines. Involvement in OVMA activities broadens my veterinary community beyond private practice walls."

—Dr. Holly J. Monke-Eades, Sheffield Veterinary Hospital, London

 

"While veterinary medicine may have evolved over the last several years to include technological marvels, point-of-care diagnostics, and computerized record-keeping, one constant has remained—those
who devote their lives to this profession. The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association has been a focal point for such individuals, providing leadership and resources to support our continual quest for better patient care. OVMA membership is an opportunity to be a part of this select group and to help lead our profession into a bright future."

—Dr. Adam W. Ballard,Owner, Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital

 

"I invite you to count on your professional family for guidance, support and unwavering faith in your abilities to lead our profession with sensitivity, diversity and skill."

Dr. Mike Hockman, Ohio Department of Agriculture


Member Types

Active Membership Resident/Intern New Graduate
Associate Membership Sustaining Membership Life Membership
Student Membership    

 

Active Member

An Active Member is a veterinarian who holds a DVM degree and is permitted to engage in veterinary medical activities under the laws of Ohio. Membership dues are $175 annually.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Membership Application.
Ready to Renew? Use our Secure Online Renewal Form.

 

Resident/Intern

Resident/Intern Members are Active Members who are currently in a residency or internship program. To qualify for this membership category, a supervisor must verify your resident or intern status. Membership dues are $50 annually.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Membership Application.

 

New Graduate

New graduates are those who have graduated from a veterinary college this year. Membership dues for new graduates are complimentary for the balance of this year if the veterinarian was an OVMA Student Member prior to graduation. In the year following graduation, New Graduate Members enjoy a membership dues reduction to $85 for the year. New graduates and recent graduates are considered Active Members for purposes of enjoying benefits and having the right to vote.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Membership Application.
Ready to Renew? Use our Secure Online Renewal Form.

 

Associate Member (Out of State)

An Associate Member is a veterinarian who resides outside Ohio but wishes to enjoy OVMA membership information and access to benefits. Associate members do not have the right to vote. Dues for Associate Members are $60 annually.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Membership Application.
Ready to Renew? Use our Secure Online Renewal Form.

 

Sustaining Member (Retired/Disability)

A Sustaining Member is a veterinarian who was an active member of the OVMA but is no longer engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine for financial consideration due to retirement or a disability. Dues for Sustaining Members are $60 annually.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Membership Application.
Ready to Renew? Use our Secure Online Renewal Form.

 

Life Member (Retired and/or age 70+)

An Active Member who has belonged to OVMA for 30 or more years and who have either retired or have reached age 70 can apply for Life Member status. Once conferred by vote of the OVMA Board of Directors, Life Members are entitled to the benefits of membership without payment of annual dues.
Ready to Become a Life Member? Fill out the Application for Life Membership or contact the OVMA directly.

 

Student Member

Student Membership is available to veterinary students who are enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Student Members of the OVMA are entitled to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference free of charge, and are encouraged to participate in OVMA committees. In addition, Student Members receive all publications of the OVMA. Student Membership lasts for the duration of the student's veterinary schooling.
Ready to Join? Fill out the Online Student Membership Application.