The Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation (IVMF) provides scholarships and helps ISVMA develop charitable programs related to the veterinary medical profession.
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians. Approximately 2750 ISVMA member veterinarians, veterinary students and Certified Veterinary Technicians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (a member only service)
Learn more about the benefits of being an ISVMA member.
IT IS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME: Pay Your ISVMA Membership Renewal Dues Online!
ISVMA members can pay their dues online with a VISA or MasterCard. This added convenience is available through the ISVMA Member Center.
1. When you click on the link, you will be asked to login to go to your account. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, click on the reminder link and the information will immediately be delivered to your email address.
2. Once you have logged in, you will see a link called "Member Renewal" in the floating orange box on the right hand side of your screen. Click on that link to pay your dues.
Quote of the Century
In 1930, Dr. C. Hastings of Williamsville, IL said in his ISVMA Presidential Address, “You can say what you want about keeping associations out of politics, but the man out of politics is not living in the present age. This is the age of group effort.”
Dr. Hastings words ring just as true today. Membership support of state associations and the AVMA has never been more important than it is today.
New Member Benefit! Project Breathe: Pet Oxygen-Mask Donation Program
The ISVMA Membership Committee and Board of Directors are pleased to announce a new program available
to ISVMA’s veterinarian members. The Pet Partners Program made available by Invisible Fence® Brand (IFB)
provides specially designed oxygen-mask kits to fire departments and first responders to equip them to save
more pets from succumbing to fire/smoke inhalation.
Click here for more information on the Project Breathe Program.
Click here to download the Project Breathe Donation Form.
ISVMA Offers New Member Benefit Program
Energy Plus®: You have the opportunity to choose your energy supplier. ISVMA members in ComEd service areas can earn Cash Back on their electricity usage through Energy Plus®, the preferred electricity supply company of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. CLICK HERE or call 877-830-6820 and mention Offer Code “IVM-5578” to inquire today.
Reportable Diseases: A veterinarian’s legal responsibilities
Reportable diseases are regulated in Illinois by state and federal law. The statutes and their regulations are specific, with two separate agencies in Illinois held responsible for the adherence of these laws. The Department of Public Health is responsible for cases involving human exposure while reportable animal diseases are handled through the Department of Agriculture. It is important not only to know how to recognize the symptoms and diagnose the diseases, but it is essential to know where and how to report them.
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ISVMA Sponsored Practice Benefit Programs
The ISVMA offers sponsored benefit programs designed to help veterinary practices operate more efficiently and increase profits! Programs include discount merchant services (credit card processing) and debt collection. The ISVMA Membership Services Committee is exploring other reputable companies that can provide additional benefits to our members.
ISVMA Makes Resources Available to Help Implement the New Sales Tax Regulation
If you wish to have copies of the handouts provided at the ISVMA Tax Seminars and/or you wish to review sample letters for changing your registration status or notifying your suppliers that you will only be purchasing from registered suppliers the information is available on the ISVMA website.