Membership Benefits

Being a member of the OVMA is more than just paying dues each year. It's peace of mind, knowing that someone is advocating for you... a sense of belonging to a community of like-minded individuals... being able to depend on your professional allies to provide help when you have questions... and staying up to date on the ever-changing profession you're passionate about.

Advocacy
  • Monitor legislation affecting veterinary medicine in the Ohio General Assembly.
  • Speak to news media on your behalf.
  • Educate lawmakers and the public to veterinary views and concerns.
  • Impact state legislation and regulation.
  • Strengthen Ohio’s government by getting stakeholders involved with the legislative process.
  • Update veterinary community to new laws and regulations.

NEXT STEP: Learn about OVMA's Veterinary Political Action Committee (V-PAC) and grassroots network (VETwork), or log in to read the current legislative update.

Community
  • Build your network of professional colleagues across the state.
  • Connect with and learn from individuals in all disciplines of veterinary medicine.
  • Develop your leadership skills by participating in OVMA committees dealing with a variety of topics.
  • Get support when you need it from the OVMA staff by phone or online.
  • Create lasting friendships with fellow animal lovers.
  • Collaborate on current topics via social media platforms.

NEXT STEP: Find out how you can get involved in your Association through committees, volunteering, and upcoming events.

Resources
  • Access members-only resources, including guidance documents, client education materials and service providers.
  • Receive the award-winning Observer newsletter with news from Ohio and across the country, practice management tips, and community updates.
  • Keep informed of news in the veterinary community on OVMA’s social media platforms and regular E-Bulletins.
  • Get support from OVMA staff via phone or e-mail.
  • Find information 24/7 on OVMA’s Web site.

NEXT STEP: See what general resources OVMA has available, or log in to browse resources available exclusively to members.

Education
  • Gain knowledge at one of the nation’s largest veterinary conventions: the Midwest Veterinary Conference, hosted by OVMA.
  • Save $180 on your MVC registration and enjoy discounted prices on other OVMA CE programs.
  • Access members-only informational resources.
  • Enhance professional skills by participating in OVMA committees and workshops.
  • Stay informed of veterinary community activities through OVMA publications.

NEXT STEP: Find out what OVMA-hosted educational programs are currently available, or view upcoming CE programs being offered across the country.