- About AAV
Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine in the country of issue.LEARN MORE
Developing Nation Veterinarian Membership
Veterinary health professional residing and actively engaged in the veterinary profession in a developing nation, as defined by the International Monetary Fund.LEARN MORE
* "Veterinarian" membership category is required for a print journal subscription.
Developing Nation Student Membership
Enrolled in a professional veterinary or technician curriculum and residing in a developing nation, as defined by the International Monetary Fund.LEARN MORE
* Print journal subscription not available with this membership.
Enrolled in a professional veterinary or technician curriculum and not attained a DVM or technician degree. Documentation of status may be requested.LEARN MORE
Veterinary technicians and veterinary nurses only. Documentation of status may be requested.LEARN MORE
Allied Professional Membership
Any individual not eligible for veterinarian, technician, or student membership with an interest in any allied health profession or industry. Requires AAV veterinarian reference and association approval.LEARN MORE
Student Chapter Membership
Group of five or more veterinary students enrolled in the same school of veterinary medicine. Requires supervision by a veterinary faculty advisor. Note: the University itself holds this free membership.LEARN MORE
Benefits of Membership
Members receive online access to AAV's internationally-recognized Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Conference Proceedings Library, discounted conference registration rates, access to online continuing education courses and more.
Practice Building Tools
Choose to be listed in our public directory to reach new clients. AAV offers a collection of tools to start your avian practice or expand to offer services to avian clients. Access a library of printable handouts on avian species and topics for distribution to clients.
Discuss cases and share resources with colleagues on our Members Only Facebook Group. Networking opportunities are also abundant at our annual conference.
AAV's social media outlets, monthly E-newsletter and blogs keep members informed on all industry and association-related news.
Making a Difference
AAV Companion Bird and Wild Bird Health Funds have provided over half a million dollars to avian research projects since 1982. AAV offers scholarship opportunities and supports avian medicine in developing countries.
Show Your Commitment
AAV membership communicates your commitment to avian health, welfare and conservation to both colleagues and clients.
Ready to Apply or Renew?
AAV members engage in a multitude of fields related to the health and wellbeing of domestic and wild birds. Those fields include companion bird
medicine and surgery, backyard poultry, conservation, wildlife, zoological medicine, regulatory, industry, aviculture and academic practice.