Membership Benefits

Continuing Professional Education— The annual LVMA Winter Meeting is a must for every veterinarian. State of the art continuing education is presented, enabling Louisiana veterinarians to offer the highest level of veterinary care to their patients. Members receive substantial discounts on registration fees for meetings.

Legislative Support— The LVMA and its lobbying team monitor all proposed state legislation which could have an impact on the profession. Strong legislative involvement protects the practice of veterinary medicine. With the best interest of all veterinarians in mind, the LVMA is actively involved in crating and shaping legislative issues that could enhance or restrict the practice of the profession. The association’s legislative efforts are enhanced by the LVMA-PAC (Political Action Committee), which is supported by non-dues income of the association and voluntary contributions of Louisiana Veterinarians.

Member Communications— Every member receives The Louisiana Veterinarian, the association’s bimonthly newsletter. LVMA members count on its publication for accurate and timely information on legislation, continuing education programs, legal matters, committee activities, member services, and news about their peers. The LVMA website also provides up-to-date information on the association, its activities, and issues related to the veterinary medical profession.

Foundation— The purpose of the Dr. Walter J. Ernst, Jr., Veterinary Medical Foundation is to stimulate concern for the health and welfare of domestic and exotic animals through public information and to protect the public health. Donations to the WJE Foundation are gratefully accepted throughout the year The WJE Foundation is chartered to accept cash gifts, estate donations, memorials or other negotiable assets, which are all tax deductible to the donor.

Collection Services— Members can obtain the services of a collection system for delinquent accounts.

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Veterinarians invest a large amount of time and money to earn the D.V.M. degree and to become a part of the veterinary profession. Don’t leave the future of your profession solely in the hands of others. Support organized veterinary medicine by joining the LVMA today and let your voice be heard.

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