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Save more money, more time, and a have a better work/life balance with OVMA benefits at your fingertips. As a member you have access to more products and services than many other associations combined. See Your Member Benefits for a complete list and find out what's included when you become a Clinic Member, Individual Practice Owner, Associate, New Graduate or student member!

Become a member or renew today!

 

Member benefits at a glance:

 

Clinic

Ind. Owner

Assoc./Ind

New Grad 

Student

Free membership               checkmark         checkmark
Pregnancy/disability discount           checkmark         checkmark    
OVMA's Focus Magazine          checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Member insurance rates         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Veterinary publication discounts         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Member Assistance Program (MAP) checkmark checkmark   checkmark checkmark checkmark
10% off VIN          checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
OVMA CE discounts         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Free legal advice         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Access to Group RRSP          checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Job finder/staff finder services         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Classifieds         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Career consultations         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Access to OVMA Reports         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Free classifieds listings         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Access to Farley funding         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Pet Owner Handbooks discount         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
Free Health and Safety Handbooks         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
NewsHound e-newsletters         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark         checkmark
OVMA budgeting service         checkmark ($500/year)        
Monthly Practice Report (Dashboard) checkmark checkmark       
Dashboard Alerts checkmark        
Discounts on tax preparation 

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Discounts on bookkeeping services

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Annual practice consultation and report         checkmark         checkmark      
Practice management tools         checkmark        
HR tools         checkmark        
Annual client satisfaction survey kit and report         checkmark        
Option to register non-DVM Practice Managers         checkmark        
Mystery Phone Shopper Service checkmark        
OVMA Education Portal checkmark checkmark checkmark          checkmark checkmark
Discounts on staff CE         checkmark        
OVMA Classified ad placements    10% off       

Free "available" ad listing

Free "available" ad listing

Free "available" ad listing

 

Individual Membership Savings

Home/auto insurance $474
Free legal advice $300
OVMA Conference $150
OVMA Workshops $75
VIN membership $73
Vet Medicine Journal $27
Veterinary Economics $15
Total $1,114

 

Clinic Membership and Practice Owner Individual Membership

Plus, Clinic members have access to the additional services noted in the benefits chart above, making it the best value for practice owners. 

 

Cost 

One Veterinarian Clinic: $689
Each Additional Veterinarian (Full or Part-time Partners/Associates): $199

*Each veterinarian working in the clinic (excluding locums) must be an OVMA member to maintain the clinic membership.

 

Staffing Changes in a Clinic Membership 

Departing staff : A veterinarian who leaves the clinic will remain an OVMA member for the duration of the membership year. 

Replacing staff: If a clinic hires a veterinarian to replace a departing veterinarian, they will automatically become an OVMA member at no additional cost to the clinic.

Hiring new staff: One additional veterinarian can be added to a Clinic Membership free of charge annually. If more than one veterinarian joins a clinic in the membership year, the cost is $199 (plus HST).

Please inform OVMA of any staffing changes as soon as possible.  

 

Clinic Membership Savings

Practice consultation  $2,000
Commercial insurance $583
Home/auto insurance $474
Free legal advice $300
OVMA Conference $150
OVMA Workshops $75
VIN membership $73
Vet Medicine Journal $27
Veterinary Economics $15
Total $3,697

 

New Graduate Membership

Get all the benefits of an Individual membership for free the first year after graduation! The New Graduate Membership offers new veterinarians career support, programs, and services geared towards helping you build a fulfilling and successful career. Associate veterinarians who are members earn thousands of dollars a year more, on average, than non-members.

 

Student Membership

Every OVC student is automatically enrolled as a member for free!  You get all the benefits of an Individual membership so try them out and use them - it's on us!  Learn everything you need to know about your career, client service, managing your work-life balance and more.  

Free stethoscope

OVMA welcomes all first-year OVC students to the veterinary profession with a free stethoscope.

Student bursary program

We give out $1,500 in bursaries and awards each year to OVC students who demonstrate financial need. Contact OVC Student Financial Services for details.

 

Pregnancy/Parental/Disability Leave Discount

If you meet the following criteria, you’re entitled to a 50% reduction in your membership fee. This applies to individual membership fees only, as other membership types are already discounted.

Pregnancy/parental leave

In keeping with the definition of parent in the Employment Standards Act, reduced membership fees will be extended to:

  • expectant mothers
  • birth parents
  • adopting parents
  • a member who is legally married to or otherwise in a relationship of some permanence with a parent of a child and who plans on treating the child as his or her own

To qualify for the reduced fee, you must not be working for at least four months during the membership year due to pregnancy or to care for a new child. The reduced fee can be granted for a maximum of one membership year per child.

If you’ve already paid the full fee for the year, you’ll be entitled to a 50% refund on your membership fees for the current year. This discount doesn’t apply for the subsequent year.

Disability leave

To qualify for the reduced fee, you must not be working for at least four months during the membership year due to disability. If you’ve already paid the full membership fee, you’ll be entitled to a 50% refund on your membership fees for the current year.

Documentation

No documented evidence of the need for the leave is required. However, you’ll be asked to submit a form requesting the reduced fee.

The reduced fee must be applied for either prior to or during the leave period. If you’re unsure as to whether the leave will be longer than four months, you can apply for the reduced fee if and when the length of the leave has been determined to exceed four months.

Forward your disability/parental leave discount request to Cheryl Coulombe, Manager of Member Services, ccoulombe@ovma.org, 1.800.670.1702 ext. 27.

 

 

420 Bronte Street South,
Suite 205,
Milton, Ontario L9T 0H9
Phone: 905.875.0756 / (toll free) 1.800.670.1702  

Email: info@ovma.org

 

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