Member Benefits

Member Benefits


Veterinarians take their job seriously and so do we. The NJVMA is the only association advocating for the veterinary profession in the state of New Jersey. We are here to support you and help you thrive in the profession you have worked so hard to join. Membership provides opportunities to broaden your horizons through leadership training, mentorship programs and engagement with peers outside of your practice. We keep our members informed on state regulatory issues and lobby for legislation that makes sense for veterinary professionals. Members can take advantage of group health and business insurance programs as well as legal, wellness and practice management resources. The NJVMA Veterinary Education Conference offers world class education with cutting edge topics presented by renowned speakers right in your back yard. This is our profession, this is our cause, join us!


LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
The NJVMA defends your right to practice and protects your license by ensuring that New Jersey’s veterinarians have an active presence at the State House. The NJVMA covers the cost of a lobbyist who actively represents the veterinary profession on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations at the legislature and the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.


POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
The NJVMA Political Action Committee (PAC) works closely with the Legislative Committee and NJVMA’s lobbyist to educate state legislators and candidates on issues of importance to the veterinary profession. The NJVMA PAC is supported through voluntary donations included on the NJVMA membership/renewal forms.


VETERINARY EDUCATION CONFERENCE
NJVMA members receive discounted registration for our annual continuing education conference. The conference brings innovative programming featuring cutting edge topics and renowned speakers to our state. Educational offerings are designed to meet the needs of veterinary professionals in various stages of their professional development with practical information they can apply to daily practice.


GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM
Comprehensive, self-funded health benefit plans are available through the NJVMA and the Association Master Trust (AMT) with claim administration and provider networks provided by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey. Core medical products include Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans and a remarkable Point of Service (POS). These plans are only available to member practices with two or more full-time employees. Our competitive pricing could offer you some of the lowest rates in New Jersey.


BUSINESS INSURANCE PROGRAM
Custom-designed insurance for veterinarians and their practices through Gallagher Insurance. Coverage includes property, liability (including professional and supplemental legal fees coverage for veterinary board complaints), animal bailee coverage, cyber liability, employment practices liability, flood Insurance, automobile, umbrella liability, and workers’ compensation. Participants are eligible for discounts on business and travel services through Gallagher Perks.


ONLINE EDUCATION
NJVMA is proud to offer a growing portfolio of no or low-cost webinars exclusively for our members. Whether looking for the latest on sound business practices, assistance navigating the nuances of state laws and regulations, stress management strategies or the continuing education you need to stay current and renew your license, we’ve got something for everyone.


EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Stress, compassion fatigue, and mental health concerns often go untreated and are the leading cause of employee underperformance, absenteeism and attrition. That’s why the NJVMA has partnered with CorpCare Associates, a national EAP provider since 1991, to assist our member hospitals and their employees with personal concerns and family related issues. 100% Confidential. 100% Stress-free.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SEMINARS
The NJVMA partners with the New Jersey Veterinary Hospital Managers Association in the Spring and Fall to provide seminars on timely topics to keep you in the know. Registration is FREE to members ($150 for non-members).


CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PROGRAM
For 23 years, RCSC has provided NJVMA members with competitive rates and services for payment processing. As part of the member benefit, NJVMA members receive discounted equipment and dedicated customer support.


CARECREDIT ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT
The CareCredit credit card enables pet owners to make monthly payments for all the services and products your practice provides. NJVMA members receive a special discount to set-up a CareCredit program with their practice.


OPIOID WEBINAR
NJVMA is proud to make VetBloom’s eLearning course, The Prescription and Use of Opioids in Small Animal Patients, available to NJVMA members at a discounted price. This webinar includes an updated review of opioid pharmacology, use in anesthetic protocols and pain management. Legal issues around opioid use and alternatives to opioids within the contexts of small animal use are also presented. This course has been RACE approved for 1.50 CE for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians and meets the opioid CE requirement for veterinarian biennial license renewal.


LEGAL REFERRAL PROGRAM
The NJVMA has arranged for a local law firm to respond to a member’s inquiry concerning legal issues and provide suggested initial direction. NJVMA members receive an initial consultation FREE of charge up to the first half hour of time.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ADVICE PROGRAM
NJVMA practice members are eligible to receive advice on a variety of human resource issues. Veterinary Business Advisors (VBA) is offering NJVMA members one FREE ½ hour consultation, per practice, per year.


ONLINE JOB BOARD
Whether you are looking to fill a position, or searching for a new opportunity, the NJVMA Job Board is a one-stop resource for the veterinary job market in New Jersey. Members can post their job posting for free on the NJVMA website.


MEMBER ALERTS
Members are updated on important regulatory and legislative updates through email and our monthly newsletter. The NJVMA posts pet health alerts you can easily share with your clients on social media through our Facebook and Twitter pages.


FIND A VETERINARIAN SEARCH
The NJVMA website prominently features a Find A Veterinarian search pet owners can use to locate veterinarians in their area, emergency facilities and specialists. This is one of our most visited webpages. Only NJVMA members are included in this frequently utilized online directory.


NEWSLETTER
Our monthly, digital newsletter keeps members informed on various NJVMA activities, upcoming events and state legislative and regulatory activities. Featured columns on Social Media, Practice Management, Finance and Wellness provide cultivated content and articles written specifically for our members.


ROUNDTABLE EVENTS
These popular events give members the opportunity to discuss key issues facing the veterinary profession in a casual setting.


ANNUAL FISHING TRIP
Spend a day in May aboard the 75-foot, well-equipped Mi-Jo fishing for Bluefish (or whatever else is biting). The boat and crew are chartered for the exclusive use of the NJVMA members. Registration fee includes bait, tackle, lunch and refreshments.


MENTORING OF STUDENTS AND NEW GRADUATES
In veterinary medicine, mentorship is a major determinant in the success or failure of those entering the profession. This program is designed to give support and encouragement to New Jersey Veterinary students while they are completing their studies.

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