Benefits of Membership


  • Monthly member newsletter
  • Announcements of upcoming CE presentations, meetings, news, and events via email, fax, newsletter, website and social media
  • PVMA website directory of your colleagues with important numbers and resources
  • Website with news, community calendar, resources, file library, and a searchable directory of member veterinarians
  • A fulltime staffed office to help you with anything you may need

Education and Networking

  • PVMA offers the chance to meet and talk with your colleagues in informal settings
  • Power of Ten personal and professional development program for early career vets
  • Members-only Facebook group
  • Annual Member party!
  • 40+ CE credits offered each year, most at no additional cost to members
    – Monthly general membership meeting and CE lecture held 2nd Thursday of most months
    – Last Wednesday CE lectures October-May
    – Quarterly Journal Club
    – Annual Spring CE Symposium
    – Special events throughout the year
    – Tracking and documentation of CE credit hours
    – Access to the PVMA recorded CE library

Community Investment

  • OSU Veterinary Student Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • PCC Veterinary Technology Program-Student Scholarship Fund


  • Full voting privileges (you elect the PVMA board of directors and vote on bylaw changes)
  • No charge to members for most PVMA CE lectures and events; discounted symposium and workshop registration
  • Eligible to join the PVMA Board of Directors and be a part of committees and taskforces
  • Free or reduced cost classified listings and advertising


  • PVMA representation to city, county, state and animal welfare groups
  • PVMA representation in the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland
  • Representation in rule-making groups for Oregon Veterinary Practice Act Changes
  • Creation of  taskforces addressing specific needs or challenges in our community

Public Awareness and Community Service

  • PVMA representation to help facilitate awareness of veterinary medicine
  • Partnership with Portland Public Parks and Recreations to promote use of Portland Dog Parks and Pet Health
  • Community outreach participation at public events including biannual career events for area high school students and the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash event
  • Support and sponsorship of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility’s Puppy Program
  • Founding organization of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Program of Portland
  • Catalyst Connection  Hand-off Pilot Program Partner

The Value of Membership

· Monthly Member Newsletter- $60+

Information and Communication:
· Announcements of upcoming CE presentations, meetings, news and events via email, fax and journal- $75+
· Members Only Website Platform- $50+

Continuing Education:
· General Membership Meetings, 8 times a year- $80+ value per meeting
· CE Lectures with area specialists $40+ value per lecture (8-10 per year)
· Annual Spring CE Symposium- 30% discount on registration
· Recorded CE Library – $250+ value

Affinity Partners and Discounts:

· Mackenzie Martin, Financial Advisor, Medical Professional Financial Group: Complimentary initial consultation for recent graduates and copy of Real Life Financial Planning, and member discounts for all PVMA veterinarians. Disability Insurance- Discounts range from 10%-40% or more off of normal rates.

· Columbia Sportswear and Adidas– members receive employee store passes

· Preventive Vet books-  101 Essential Tips, bulk discount to members 40-50% off

· Discounts to shop Ruffwear and Kurgo

· Buckley Law: 15% Discount on personal wills

· GYMGUYZ- Personal Training: Free 1hr initial assessment, 5% discount for one-on-one, 10-50 session packages and 10% discount for small group (2-4 people) packages

· Monthly PVMA Wellness Days