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AAV Membership Categories
A graduate of a school of veterinary medicine accredited in the country of issue.
Note: Retired Active members, maintaining membership for ten consecutive years immediately preceding their retirement pay the prevailing technician's rate.
†Note: Applicants in need, from *Emerging Nations (listed below), may apply for an AAV Scholarship of $50 to assist with their dues.
Graduate Students and Residents:
Same as Active above. Full time graduate students and residents pay the prevailing technician's rate. Must submit letter from advisor stating they are full time resident or graduate student in a recognized program accredited in the country in which their degree was issued.
Educators, researchers and recognized allied veterinary professionals approved by the current AAV Governing Board.
Any individual not qualified for veterinary related categories listed herein. Membership shall be available to any individual who is not otherwise eligible for Active, Associate, Technician, or Student membership, has an interest in any allied health profession relating to avian medicine, physiology, nutrition, conservation, or other.
Enrolled in a professional veterinary curriculum. Copy of current student ID must accompany application. Graduate students, residents, & interns are considered Active members.
Groups of 5 or more veterinary students enrolled in the same school/college of veterinary medicine. Application must include the name of chapter advisor. Please note: the University itself holds the free membership. The advisor will receive one set of publications on behalf of the chapter. If a student wants their own publications, website access, and full benefits, they must join as a student and pay the prevailing fee.
Veterinary technicians only. Technician membership application must be accompanied by a copy of license, diploma, or letter from one current Active member confirming technician status.
*Emerging Nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), Thailand, Turkey. (Source - United Nations)