Strengthening our bond to improve animals' lives

Affiliate Membership

$50.00 every Year

Qualified applicants include those holding a doctoral (PhD) degree in animal behavior, or a related discipline, from an accredited college or university, or who meet the following exceptions:

  • those whose memberships were established prior to 2002, when affiliate status required graduate educational training in animal behavior or a related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • those whose memberships were established prior to 1986

Benefits of Membership:

Exclusive Forum Access

As a member, you also 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 proceedings from the AVSAB/SVBT Clinical Animal Behavior Symposium in Las Vegas.

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 annual ACVB/AVSAB Scientific Meeting.  This meeting offers you a unique educational opportunity, with cutting edge lectures and poster 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.

Available Access

To be approved, you will need to meet all of the following qualifications for affiliate membership:

  1. Submit your current curriculum vitae (CV) to the Corresponding Secretary at
  2. A majority vote by the Executive Board is required for acceptance of affiliate membership
  3. Once your membership is accepted, the Corresponding Secretary will contact you for dues payment if not already submitted