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Membership is open to all DVM, board certified DVM, or DVM with additional certifications in special interest areas. AVSAB is an association focused on sharing knowledge and expertise in animal behavior to veterinarians in general practice, shelter care, government, as well as specialty practice in behavior.

Professional Membership – $50/year

All graduates of accredited college of veterinary medicine, veterinary graduates with additional certification or board certification granted by specialty college of veterinary medicine. This includes international veterinarians.
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Affiliate Membership – $50/year

Open to non-veterinarians, including U.S. and international residents. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in animal behavior or a closely related field and be currently active in research and/or practice of applied animal behavior and membership must be approved by AVSAB’s executive board.  A curriculum vitae must accompany membership application and is required every two years at the time of membership renewal.  Annual dues payment is required for membership.
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Individual Student Membership – FREE

Open to any student of an accredited college of veterinary medicine. If your college has a student behavior club, you are a group member. Apply as an individual to access the full functionality of the site, including participation in our forums, the ability to network with other members, and to keep in our contacts for continued membership post graduation.

To see a full list of benefits for student members, click here.
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Student Behavior Club Membership – $50/year

Behavior clubs at accredited veterinary colleges can be members. Requirements are a club advisor, an AVSAB member in practice or faculty. All club members are free. Benefits are stipends for speakers from the speaker list, student chapter awards and scholarships, and more.

For more information about Student Chapters, click here.
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Member Benefits

Exclusive Forum Access

As a member, you have the opportunity to network and exchange information with veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary behaviorists, and applied animal behaviorists in our online forum.

Exclusive Community Access

All AVSB members have exclusive access to our private members area. You’ll have a private profile visible only to other members, the ability to “friend” other members, exchange messages, write on each other’s wall, and join (or form) public or private groups. Think of it as your own personal Facebook for animal behavior specialists.

Exclusive Scientific Symposium Proceedings Access

As a member, you are able to access the proceedings from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Scientific Symposia from 2002 – present as well as the proceedings from the Clinical Animal Behaivor Conference hosted by AVSAB/SVBT.

Listing in Our Veterinary and Affiliate member Behavior Consultants Directory

As a veterinary or affiliate member, you have the option to be listed in our online directory.  This is a location-based search directory available to the general public in our Resources section.
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Listing in Our Speakers Bureau Directory

If you are a veterinary or affiliate member who gives presentations on animal behavior, you can apply for inclusion into our Speakers Bureau.  This group was created as part of an effort to “get the word out” about what veterinarians and applied animal behaviorists have to offer pet owners and colleagues in the prevention and treatment of animal behavior problems.  AVSAB offers a $250 grant to local or state VMAs and a $350 grant to AVSAB student chapters to help offset the cost of the Speaker Bureau member’s presentation.
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Discounts on Meeting Registration

As a member, you receive reduced cost of registration for the AVSAB/SVBT Clinical Animal Behavior Conference in Las Vegas.  This meeting offers you a unique educational opportunity, with lectures and clinical animal behavior lab sessions as well as the chance to personally interact with a wide range of professionals within the field.

Discount on Books Purchased Through Dogwise

All members receive a 10% discount on books purchased through Dogwise. Simply call Dogwise and set up an account. You can send them a screen shot of your membership information on the membership page.

Wiley Discount Program

AVSAB members can now save 25% on all Wiley books. Wiley is a well-known book publisher and has a great selection.

Discount on NEI Membership

AVSAB members are eligible for a discounted one year membership in the Neuroscience Education Institute. NEI is a medical education company which provides interactive CME to mental health clinicians and providers.

Ready to take advantage of these discounts? Visit our member discounts page to find out how to access these deals.

Questions about AVSAB Membership?

Have a question about membership? Read our membership FAQ.

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