PVMA Paraprofessional Support Program
The PVMA would like to announce the addition of the PVMA Paraprofessional Support Program, that will beginin October 2011. As a direct result of feedback collected from the membership survey last fall, this program has been developed to increase involvement and support of our invaluable team members. The Paraprofessional Support Program will offer technicians and veterinary support staff, CE opportunities, a digital version of the PVMA newsletter, and inclusion on PVMA email and mailing notices at a substantially reduced rate from the veterinarian member rate.
Additional information was mailed to all CVTs and some practice managers in the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
As this program is in it's intiall stage, we welcome any suggestions and input of how we can make the most of this program, please contact the PVMA office to share your thoughts.
Benefits of this program:
• CE opportunities
No cost to attend any PVMA facilitated CE lectures and meetings unless otherwise specified- 35+ CE credits available annually (otherwise non-program participant cost will be $10/lecture). Alternating 3rd Thursday Technician CE lectures partnered with DoveLewis will remain free to all attendees.
• Inclusion on the PVMA email and mailing lists
CE lecture and event notices, news, member newsletter
• Tracking of PVMA CE credits throughout the year
PVMA will compile continuing education credits throughout the year and offer a cumulative certificate at the end of the year.
• PVMA Monthly Newsletter
A digital issue of the newsletter will be emailed each month
Cost: For 2013 calendar year; these may be subject to change in subsequent years.
$35/Annually for staff from member hospitals
(a member hospital has at least one member doctor on staff)
$45/Annually for staff from non-member hospitals
This program is not equivalent to membership, therefore participants will not receive:
• Formal membership
• Voting privileges
• Member directory (access to most of the information is available on the PVMA website)
• Hard copy of the monthly newsletter
• Free classified advertising
• Discounted advertising
• Invitation to the Annual Member Holiday Party
For a full listing of PVMA CE events as well as community events, you can visit the calendar on our website
Please contact the PVMA office to obtain an application, if you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance in any way.
We look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon!