The Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practice is the continuing education arm of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. Its members are those MVMA members who have met the Academy’s membership requirements and have applied for MAVP membership. A separate Board comprised of MVMA members elected by the MAVP membership governs the Academy.
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Goals and Objectives of the MAVP
The MAVP, through its programs, encourages Missouri’s veterinarians to stay up to date with science, technology and medical practices for the betterment of the veterinary profession and the consuming public.
The Academy, through its programs and through membership promotion and growth, sets the high standard for continuing education consistent with the ideals of the profession. Academy members provide a role model, completing 40 or more hours of continuing education per year. The Academy provides a vehicle through which this accomplishment can be recognized by the consuming public, and acknowledged and emulated by colleagues.
The MAVP also supports local district continuing education through financial support of a speakers bureau. Promoting high quality continuing education on the district level is important for the practitioner, for the district, for the MVMA as well as for the furtherance of the goals of the Academy.
The MAVP also speaks to the issue of continuing education standards in relating to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board (state licensing board).
The continuing education records of each individual Academy member are retained in the MVMA office for safekeeping and review.
• Each new Academy Member receives a plaque recognizing their membership for their office or waiting room. Each year, renewed members receive a new year plate for their plaque.
• Academy members receive a $20 discount on MVMA Convention Registration, and a 10% discount to the Central Veterinary Conference held annually.
• Recognition as an Academy Member in the MVMA newsletter.
• The opportunity to be part of the solution; taking an active role in improving your profession.
The Membership Process
Prospective members receive a continuing education reporting form which is filled out during the year preceding membership. The form is returned by January 15 of the year of membership.
Membership requires at least 40 hours of continuing education reported in the year preceding the membership year. The reporting form is accompanied by a payment of $40.
Membership is reviewed and approved by the MAVP Board. Confirmation of membership is sent to members who will receive either a membership plaque or an updated year plate as appropriate.
Please Join us in our Mission
Help to maintain the high standards and ideals of veterianry medicine. Click on membership application, fill it out and send to the MVMA office to receive your continuing education reporting form. For more information, contact the MVMA office at 573-636-8612.