In 2011, the PVMA introduced a Paraprofessional Support Program as a direct result of feedback collected from a membership survey. This program was developed to increase involvement and better support our invaluable team members (technicians, assistants, managers, CCRs, etc). The program, now called the Veterinary Team Affiliate Program, will offer technicians and veterinary team members continuing education opportunities, a digital version of the PVMA newsletter, and inclusion in PVMA emails and mailings at a substantially reduced rate from the veterinarian member rate. Please see the annual cost, below.
As we continue to grow this program, we welcome any suggestions and input regarding how we can make it most beneficial for you. Please contact the PVMA office to share your thoughts.
• CE opportunities- While a majority of attendees at PVMA meetings and lectures are indeed veterinarians, we absolutely welcome veterinary technicians and other team members to attend!
No cost to attend any PVMA facilitated CE lectures and meetings, unless otherwise specified- 40+ CE credits available annually (there is a $10/lecture attendance fee for veterinary team members).
• Inclusion on the PVMA email and mailing lists
This provides access to the local offered CE lectures, event notices, news, and the monthly member newsletter. We feel this is a great way to keep our critical veterinary team members involved in what is happening at a larger level in the Portland veterinary community.
• Tracking of PVMA CE credits throughout the year
PVMA will compile continuing education credits earned 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.
Our bylaws currently do not allow non-veterinarians to be members of the PVMA, therefore participants will not receive:
• Formal membership
• Voting privileges
• Free employment advertising (relief technician ads are included)
• Discounted advertising
• Invitation to the Annual Member Veterinarian Party