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Application for Membership

Fax to 913-766-0474 or Mail to:
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
P.O. Box 24305
Overland Park, KS  66283


There are four classes of membership: active, honorary, endowed lifetime, and student members.

Active members shall be veterinarians actively engaged in, or shall have abiding interests in Beef Herd Health Consultation, and are encouraged to be members of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Active members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the organization.  Membership shall be granted only on an individual basis. Membership fee is $175..

Honorary members shall be who have made noteworthy and outstanding contributions to veterinary consultation.  Unanimous approval of the Executive Board is required for applicants of this category.  Honorary members shall have the rights and privileges of active members except the privilege of holding office, but shall pay no dues.

Endowed lifetime members shall be active members that have donated $2,500 to the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.  Endowed lifetime members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the organization, but shall pay no dues.

Student members shall be students currently attending a college or school of veterinary medicine who have abiding interests in Beef Herd Health Consultation. Student members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of active membership except voting and holding office. Student membership dues will be $20.00 per calendar year.  Applicants for student membership shall submit an application from with reference signatures from two current AVC members in good standing.  The Board of Directors will approve student applications at each regularly scheduled board meeting. Upon graduation, student member may be rolled over into active membership with all rights and privileges for the remainder of that calendar year.

Click Here for a Membership Application (PDF or MSWord). If you need assistance in supplying two references, please contact the AVC office.  The membership application must be received at least 14 days prior to the board meeting to be considered for membership. Board meetings are held at each regularly scheduled meeting. Applications received after this time will be voted in at the next meeting.

Other benefits of being a member include:

  • Three meetings every year with no registration fees
  • Group rates for the hotel reservations at the meetings
  • Most meals are covered by corporate sponsers
  • Online access to the proceedings from each meeting
  • Newletter three times a year
  • AVC members also have access to the listserv. Joining the AVC listeserv is a great way to share practice tips, receive feedback and suggestions, and keep in touch with other AVC members. To join the listserve click on the "View My Information" in the Members section and change the "Subscribe to AVC-L@AVC-BEEF.ORG" field to Yes.
  • Membership dues are invoiced in December and are due by January 31st.
  • Committee assignments are made after the spring conference. If you are currently serving on a committee and would like to continue, or if you are not on a committee but would like to serve, please contact the AVC office.


The membership application requires two references from AVC members. If you do not know an AVC member, please contact the AVC office at 913-766-4373 for assistance in finding a member in your area or school. You may also email Paula Lehman at Paula@AVC-Beef.org.

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