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Become A Member

Click on the membership level below for a description of the membership, the requirements and for a link to join. Added benefits are listed on the page below.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership – $50/year

Open to veterinarians, including U.S. and international residents.  Annual dues payment is required for membership.

Affiliate Membership

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.

Membership benefits are listed below.

Veterinary Student Membership – FREE

Open to currently enrolled veterinary medical students, including U.S. and international residents.  Student membership is free.

Membership benefits are listed below.

AVSAB Chapter Membership

Veterinary schools are encouraged to form a student chapter with a current AVSAB member as an advisor. Students that join the student chapter can still be individual members but with chapter membership there are added benefits.

Membership benefits are listed below.

Member Benefits

Exclusive Blog Access

As a member, you can log on to our site to access exclusive blog articles.

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 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 Behavior Consults 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.

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.

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.

page-bg-duck goose 2Discount 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.

Have a question about membership? Read our membership FAQ. If you’d rather not apply online, click here to download a pdf application.