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Take advantage of all the benefits, services and savings that come with your OVMA membership! Take a glance at what's included in each benefit. 

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Access YOUR Benefits

To help you excel in your career

All OVMA members have access to one-on-one career consultations to conquer career challenges and thrive. Whether you’re a student or new grad, locum, associate or owner, OVMA is here to provide you with advice on landing your dream job, communicating with your current boss, negotiating, compensation, goal setting and work/life balance.

OVMA members receive a significant discount on applicable classified ads. Members also receive a 30 per cent discount on their first consecutive ad renewal (with the exception of for sale/lease ads). Additionally, member associates and new grads can post a free "available" ad, and all members can place a free "student wanted" ad.

Expanding your knowledge should never have barriers! OVMA members receive significant discounts on registration to the annual OVMA Conference and Trade Show, the Great Ideas Conference and JumpStart Boot Camp, and can access exclusive free webinars through OVMA's Virtual CE Lecture series.

All OVMA members can access free personal or business legal advice through the Legal Counsel Service, including free simple legal document reviewing and simple letters.

Exclusive access to view the Locums and Mentors Bank

A locum veterinary career can greatly differ from a typical associate DVM career. With an OVMA membership, you can receive support for a variety of topics, including managing your taxes, career navigation, promoting your services through the exclusive Locums Bank, as well as discounts on malpractice and liability insurance.

As a member, you're entitled to individualized retirement planning and investment management services with Manulife Securities Inc., a no-fee, professionally-managed program for you and/or your spouse. 

Active individual members who will be on pregnancy/parental or disability leave for four months or more during their OVMA membership year are eligible for 50 per cent off their annual membership fee. 

As an Ontario Veterinary College student, you’re automatically enrolled as an OVMA member, for free! That means that you get all the benefits of an individual OVMA membership at no cost. From jobs and career advice to discounts and events, you have access to it all!

Members are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on Veterinary Information Network subscriptions, which can save you about $80 a year!

To support the growth of your business

OVMA members have access to annual Farley Foundation funding to help subsidize the cost of non-elective veterinary care for pets of low-income pet owners. Learn more about the foundation and how you can start helping more people and pets in need.

OVMA's Accounting Service is administered by VetCPA, a full-service accounting firm that caters exclusively to Canada’s veterinary community. Whether you’re a new grad working as an independent contractor, running a thriving practice, or a practice owner nearing retirement, VetCPA can support all stages of your veterinary career.

OVMA's Budget and Coaching Service is designed to help clinic members manage their revenue and expenses to meet financial goals. For only $500, this business resource also includes a monthly budget analysis and review. 

Reduce your carbon footprint and choose renewable energy with a reduced electricity rate on Bullfrog Power services, Canada's leading renewable energy provider. 

Clinic members can access a free Client Satisfaction Survey Kit that can help them gain valuable insights into what their clients want so that they're better equipped to deliver superior results and services. 

OVMA members can receive a 25 per cent discount on Commercial On-Hold Marketing's (COHM) services. In addition, for each new clinic that signs up, COHM will donate $25 to the Farley Foundation.

Digital Empathy creates beautiful websites for veterinary clinics. As an OVMA member, you can receive a 10 per cent discount on website design and ongoing maintenance. 

Go Beyond Collection Agency Inc. helps veterinary clinics recover money on unpaid accounts. As a member, you can access this exclusive benefit.

Members can access and download our Health and Safety Handbook, and resources for creating a health and safety program. 

OVMA offers clinic members the opportunity for in-depth human resources consultations, which provide coaching skills, conflict resolution support, leadership development guidance and advice on successfully implementing clinic staff and responsibility changes.

Members can receive a 10 per cent discount on the WebDVM website platform, the ClientEd library, the veterinary decision support tool Sofie, the complete telehealth solution Petriage, and the ALLYDVM communication, retention and reminder system. 

OVMA's Mystery Phone Shopper Service can help you learn how effective your team is at handling information calls and filling the appointment book. You'll receive examples and solutions of how your staff can improve their phone communication skills.

Members have access to resources and information on starting a successful practice.

As an OVMA member, you can receive OVMA Pet Health Insurance Healthy Start trial vouchers to offer your clients a free four-week trial of pet health insurance.

The OVMA Web Store Service enables members to establish their own online store to sell medications, diets and other products to clients, and have those products delivered right to the client’s door. Online stores can also be set up to accommodate wellness plan billing.

Get a detailed snapshot of how your practice is performing compared to other practices in the province. Client numbers, staffing, production expenses and fees are examined to determine the hospital's strengths and weaknesses. Service is available annually for clinic members only.

The OVMA Practice Dashboard is a free monthly reporting tool measuring your practice’s revenue, active clients and invoices. It’s set up through your practice management software using technology provided by IDEXX. Once it’s set up, it automatically sends you a monthly diagnostic report benchmarked against the previous year’s performance, and against other similar practices in the province. 

OVMA offers clinic members a variety of tools to assist with managing their practice, including patient exam report card, clinic regulatory checklist, new veterinary staff checklist, consent forms, policies, protocols and more.

Information about how to set up preventive health-care plans in your practice. These plans offer a variety of annual wellness services, with the cost of the services spread out in regular installments. Not only do they encourage clients to visit the practice, they can improve patient care and provide the practice with a regular, predictable source of income.  

As an OVMA member, you can receive free guidance digital and traditional media, including responding to online reviews.

OVMA's reports and suggested fee guides contain a wealth of information to help you make the most of your career and business, including compensation, practice economics, pet owner perceptions, and topics specific to large/mixed and small animal veterinarians.

OVMA members can receive a special rate on Smart.Vet's telemedicine service, which removes all of the heavy lifting of virtual care, providing support for staff to reduce the burden of high demand and alleviate burnout. Its two-tiered approach to 24/7 telemedicine (DVM consults + RVT triage) is performed on a referral basis from the hospital. With the support of over 150 Ontario-based veterinary professionals, Virtual Vet Support will effectively serve as an extension of your hospital staff.

To improve your health and well-being

All OVMA members can receive a head-to-toe physical assessment by the Medcan Clinic at the exclusive rate of $2,345.

Members can receive a significant discount on regular GoodLife Fitness membership rates, with access to more than 200 GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada, towel service where available and an opportunity to extend this special corporate rate to two additional family members. 

Members can receive a 10 per cent discount on the RACE® approved Hands-Free X-Rays workshop, which teaches veterinary professionals how to properly position devices and secure patients while allowing you to keep your distance.

OVMA's I Matter website provides strategies and resources to help you and your team better cope with and respond to the challenges you face in your professional and personal lives.

All OVMA members receive free, 24/7 access to confidential expert advice and counselling to help you with all of life's challenges, including mental health and stress, managing relationships and family, financial guidance, workplace challenges and much more.

Pregnancy can present unique considerations for women working in health-care settings. OVMA provides members will valuable resources and information to help you stay as safe as possible while practicing veterinary medicine. 

OVMA members can register for the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada's X-Ray Safety Online Course at a discounted rate of $98.60. If registering three or more participants, an additional 20 per cent discount will apply. 

To make you feel part of an exclusive community

As an OVMA member, you have access to receive the following publications:

  • Bailey's First Visit to the Veterinarian – Children visiting your clinic will enjoy learning about veterinary care through an activity book that comes with crayons.
  • Dog and Cat Owner Handbooks – Your clients will benefit from receiving a copy of our Dog and Cat Owner Handbooks that reinforce the value of regular veterinary care and explain a puppy and kittens first year. 
  • Focus Magazine – Mailed to all OVMA members bi-monthly and available online. Each issue is full of informative content about practice management, government/regulatory news and updates, financial management and how to make the most of your career, practice and well-being.  
  • NewsHound e-newsletter – Provides timely veterinary news and updates by email.
  • The Compendium of Veterinary Products – Free for members who register.  
  • The Veterinary Profession: A Career Guide – A detailed booklet on what it takes to become a veterinarian. Designed for teens who are considering joining the profession.

OVMA celebrates the incredible work of its members. Help us highlight your colleague's significant contributions to veterinary medicine by submitting an OVMA Awards Program nomination.

The OVMA Insurance Program offers the best coverage and special member rates for all your insurance needs, including commercial, home and auto insurance, professional liability, disability, malpractice, and group life and health (extended health and dental care) coverage. 

As an OVMA member, you can take the guess work out of understanding College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulations, bylaws and government issues that affect veterinarians. We're here to help guide you and inform you about everything you need to know.