Associations and Societies

Once you’ve graduated from veterinary school and passed the state and national exams, you may want to consider joining an association or society. These clubs have resources and tools to help you further your education, stay informed with the latest news, network with others in your position and more. The following list provided, are some of the most reputable veterinary associations and societies worldwide.

AVMA- American Veterinary Medical Association

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

Phone: 800-248-2862

Fax: 847-925-1329

AAVSB- American Association of Veterinary State Boards

380 W. 22nd Street, Suite 101

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-931-1504

Toll: 877-698-8482

Fax: 816-931-1604

VIRMP- Veterinary Internship and Residency Match Program

USDA- United States Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave, S.W.

Washington, DC 20250

Phone: 202-720-2791

APHIS- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


4700 River Road, Unit 84

Riverdale, MD 20737-1234

Phone: 301-734-7833

Fax: 301-734-4978

ECFVG- Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates

American Veterinary Medical Association


1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360

AASV- American Association Swine Veterinarians

830 26th Street

Perry, IA 50220

Phone: 515-465-5255

Fax: 515-465-3832

AAVC- American Associations of Veterinary Clinicians

37 W. Broad St. Suite 480

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-358-0417

Fax: 614-241-2215

IVS- International Veterinary Society

Phone: 41+26+928+13+31

ACVS- American College of Veterinary Surgeons

19785 Crystal Rock Dr, Suite 305

Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: 301-916-0200

Toll: 877-217-2287

Fax: 301-916-2287

AAHA- American Animal Hospital Association

12575 W. Bayaud Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80228

Phone: 303-986-2800

Fax: 303-986-1700

NAVTA- National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

50 S. Pickett Street, Suite 110

Alexandria, VA 22304

Phone: 703-740-8737

Fax: 202-449-8560

The Humane Society of the United States

2100 L. St. NW

Washington, DC 20037

Phone: 202-452-1100

AVSAB- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

ABS- Animal Behavior Society

Indiana University

402 N Park Ave

Bloomington, IN 47408

Phone: 812-856-5541

Fax: 812-856-5542

ABVS- American Board of Veterinary Specialists

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: 800-248-2862

ABVP- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

618 Church Street, Suite 220

Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: 615-250-7794

Toll: 800-697-3583