Member Benefits & Services
Take full advantage of your membership! The CVMA provides exclusive benefits, discounts and services to members. In many instances, the savings enjoyed more than cover the cost of your annual membership fee. For more information, contact the CVMA Member Services Department at 1-800-567-2862.
Business, Financial & Legal
Members joining the exclusive CVMA insurance program are guaranteed a minimum 10% reduction off their current commercial insurance premium for an equivalent or superior coverage. Benefit from our group purchasing power, competitive pricing and rate stability. Many types of coverage are available, including the unique commercial protected self-insurance. Call 1.866.860.2862 or visit the CVMA insurance website. Our insurance program is overseen by the CVMA and administered by Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions for the benefit of our members.
As part of the CVMA comprehensive group insurance solutions, the Personal Insurance Co. offers CVMA members exclusive group rates, additional discounts, and benefits on home, automobile, recreational vehicle, and travel insurance. Visit the CVMA insurance website to request an online quote or contact The Personal at 1-866-860-2862.
The CVMA Petcard® Program provides CVMA members with convenient and affordable financing options you can offer your clients to finance treatments or products their pet needs. The CVMA Petcard® Program and its exclusive special benefits, incentives, and rewards are only available to Canadian veterinary practices owned in whole or in part by current CVMA members.
For information, visit www.petcard.ca or call 1-888-689-9876.
Benefit from veterinary economic reports, suggested provincial fee guides, free local seminars and many valuable business management tools. Visit the Practice & Economics section to access current and previous years’ economic reports.
Need some legal advice from an expert on veterinary law? Send your question through the VetLaw ™ advice column on the CVMA website and lawyer, Mr. Doug Jack, LL.B., will provide free general legal advice. You can also consult previously-asked questions and answers posted online.
Offer your clients the ultimate in customer service with your own web store customized and branded to your practice. Now you can control and enhance your product offering without the cost of carrying inventory and also set-up automated wellness plans that will greatly reduce your staff’s administration. CVMA has negotiated the most favourable financial terms for CVMA members. To learn more, consult the MyWebStore section, visit vets.myvetstore.ca or contact Acumenex at 1-877-788-5028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
CVMA Mentoring Program
Beginning a new career can be daunting, especially the first years in practice. The CVMA Mentoring Program facilitates the connections among members and provides support to final year DVM students, recently graduated members and veterinarians in their early career. Find out more.
Online Classified Advertising (The CVJ)
Members enjoy a 50% rate discount on classified ads in The Canadian Veterinary Journal. Ads are posted online within one business day for 30 days or more and may also appear in the print issue if submitted before deadline. Submit your ad directly online or contact Ms. Laima Laffitte at 613.673.2659 or at email@example.com.
Staples Business AdvantageTM saves money for CVMA members. The competitive prices are usually only available to businesses with 40+ employees but the CVMA group purchasing agreement allows CVMA members to benefit from these prices, regardless of their business size. Also included in CVMA’s partnership with Staples Business AdvantageTM are three categorized lists (cleaning products; toner and ink cartridges; general items), of specially priced items, lower than the catalogue, exclusive to CVMA members. Contact the CVMA to request an account application.
This 60-page booklet is valuable for practice owners looking to hire and for veterinarians seeking employment. The booklet is available to members by downloading it directly from our Practice Management Resources.
Enroll in the Petro-Canada SuperPass™ credit card program to enjoy substantial savings on fuel, car washes, parts and labour. Contact the CVMA to request a CVMA account application.
Transform your clinic’s on-hold button into a positive business information resource with professional animal health messages provided by the CVMA. CVMA members enjoy savings up to 63%. Why not display these messages in your waiting room with the Adtel Digital Signage Program? Contact Adtel at 1.800.661.9999.
CVMA's banking services partner has launched the ‘Get Growing for Business’ program, a new website for CVMA members that provides valuable information and online interactive tools to help you run and grow your practice. Members can also take advantage of the Scotia® Professional Plan all-inclusive banking package to meet their personal and business needs including preferred merchant payment services through Chase Paymentech. To find out more, contact your local Scotiabank® branch.
CVMA now offers members exclusive national and international hotel discounts. Any hotel, anywhere, anytime. You can save up to 50%, with rates averaging between 5 to 20% better than other online hotel booking services. Members must first log on to the CVMA website using their personal CVMA ID or password to access the Hotel Discount Program and begin their search. Save time and money -- let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.
CVMA members can enjoy exclusive car rental discounts and free Emerald Club membership through National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Members must first log on to the CVMA member website using their personal CVMA ID/password to take advantage of the CVMA discounted rates and make reservations.
Publications, Communications & Information
CVMA Member Website
CVMA members can explore the site and consult extensive resources and information. Contact the CVMA to obtain your ID/password so that you may access the members-only sections.
Valuable Practice Tools
Pain management protocols for dogs, cats and horses; antimicrobial use guidelines; compounding guidelines; resources for recognizing, documenting and reporting animal abuse. These are only a few examples of some of the valuable practice tools available to help you deliver high quality veterinary care. Many of these are available online in the Practice & Economics section.
Receive The Canadian Veterinary Journal, the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (electronic), and the CVMA Annual Source Guide. Other valuable online publications and client relations/education materials are also available on this website.
Receive our monthly eNewsletter “Online from 339”, breaking news alerts and information by e-mail and fax blasts and read news articles posted on our website. Subscribe to CVMA’s RSS news feed, follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook or connect with your peers on our Message Board.
Receive a complimentary subscription to the monthly Global Digital Edition of Clinician’s Brief which provides practical clinical information to companion animal practitioners. Members who prefer the print edition are entitled to a discounted subscription price. Click on the heading to log-in and request your free digital subscription.
CVMA members receive a 30% discount on the Individual or Practice online subscription of Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs™. In addition, available exclusively with your subscription, the Plumb’s mobile app provides you with instant, offline access to the drug dosing information, any time, from any location. Contact the CVMA office to obtain your CVMA member discount code that you will need to provide in order to benefit from the discount.
Professional Development, Networking & Community
CVMA members receive a discounted rate on the registration fee. Take advantage of an excellent continuing education program, practical workshops and networking opportunities for you and your health care team. Plan to join us in Charlottetown in 2017, in Vancouver in 2018, and in Toronto in 2019 (jointly with WSAVA Congress).
This program aims to support and develop leadership skills within Canadian veterinarians. CVMA members who graduated within the past 10 years can apply to participate in this interactive leadership workshop. Successful applicants receive full sponsorship to attend this exciting space-limited event held during the CVMA convention.
CVMA members now have access to a global network of education resources from veterinary experts and education institutions from around the world. Choose from over 900 e-learning sessions on this exclusive CE portal from the comfort of your computer. You can select sessions based on refined search criteria such as specialty, accreditation, minimum duration, type of education, free or paid, and use the tracker tool to record your completed CE activities. To access the CVMA Education Portal, click on the heading above and enter your CVMA log-in information.
Members are invited to attend this annual meeting which takes place during the CVMA convention.It is a great opportunity to dialogue on key issues and initiate solutions to common challenges facing the profession.
CVMA members can test-drive VetFolio® for a 30-day free trial period and receive a 20% discount on an Individual subscription (USD $240 instead of $300) or on a Practice subscription (USD $432 instead of $540). In addition, Students of the CVMA are eligible for a free subscription. Be sure to contact the CVMA office to obtain your CVMA member PROMO CODE to benefit from the CVMA discounted rate or the free student subscription.
WSAVA World Congress Discount
The CVMA extends the privilege of a discounted registration fee which allows CVMA members to pay the WSAVA member rate when registering as delegates at the WSAVA congress. Visit http://www.wsava.org/events/wsava-congress for WSAVA congress venues and information.
The CVMA extends the privilege of a discounted registration fee which allows CVMA member to pay the World Veterinary Association member rate when registering as delegates at the WVC congress. Visit http://www.worldvet.org/congress.php for WVC venues and information.
External Relations & Public Awareness Campaigns
Discounted prices on AHW merchandise and online promotional marketing tools are available. This annual national public awareness campaign is an opportunity for your health care team to celebrate animal health in your community. For information on this year's AHW campaign, visit the CVMA website or contact the CVMA office.
This website, created and administered by the CVMA, provides animal owners with general information on common animal health issues and conditions, as well as helpful resources. All articles were provided by Canadian veterinarians and promote preventive veterinary care. You can recommend this reliable online resource to your clients with total confidence. The public website can also be accessed through the Animal Owners section of the CVMA website.
Media and Public Relations
The CVMA has become the veterinary profession’s national voice and continually provides credible, expert information to the media and public. The CVMA carefully monitors and identifies issues that affect you.
The CVMA advances the interests of veterinarians through government relations, monitoring research of critical issues and the development of position statements addressing veterinary issues and the humane treatment and welfare of animals.