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Educational Programs. Members receive preferred rates to attend the 54 hours of educational programs provided each year by the CVMA.
Legislative Program. CVMA represents the veterinary medical profession at the State Capitol, lobbying on issues that affect veterinarians.
Publications. The CVMA Report is a quarterly newsletter to keep members informed about veterinary issues and activities in the state.
The Annual Membership Directory puts member contact information, important government listings and those of related public and private sector referral institutions within easy reach.
Complaint Resolution. Facilitate communication between dissatisfied clients and member veterinarians in an effort to resolve concerns in a fair and equitable manner.
Resources and Website: CVMA members receive free information on a variety of issues including veterinary law and ethics, medical records, state regulations, internet pharmacies and disaster preparedness. Members have access to the "members only” section of the CVMA website.
Free Advertising: CVMA members can place classifieds or be included in the relief veterinarian listings in the CVMA Report without charge.
Client Referral Services: When clients contact CVMA or visit our website, we promote CVMA member veterinarians in their area.

CVMA Member Benefits

Veterinary Career Network: Members looking for employment or attempting to hire veterinarians or technicians will be able to conduct nationwide searches using the CVMA website at
Credit Card Processing Service: Nationwide Payment Solutions will reduce the cost of credit and debit card acceptance for your practice. Contact Phil Gerardo at 860-584-5983.
Free Legal Consultation: Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C. Attorneys at Law. Contact: Edward O’Donnell, 860-727-8900, for a free telephone consultation.

Energy Programs: A customized electricity saving program from Energy Plus, an electric supplier. CVMA members who switch to Energy Plus will receive a $50 activation bonus for signing up their business and a 5% cash back rebate on the supply portion of the annual electricity bill for their business. If members enroll their homes, they will receive a $25 activation bonus and a 3% cash back rebate. That's a significant savings just for turning on your lights using Energy Plus as your electricity supply company! see for more information.
Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program: Employees of CVMA members can receive discounted tuition for this AVMA accredited on line program in veterinary technology. A 2-year associate degree program. Contact 800-233-0259, Ext. 4016.

Community Resources
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence....... 860-282-7899

HAVEN: The Health Assistance InterVention Education Network for
Connecticut Health Professionals.
Confidential intervention for members where impairment from chemical dependency, mental illness, or other emotional issues are involved before there is harm to patients. Discounts for CVMA members. see www.ctvet.
org for link or contact the CVMA member Haven hotline:  1-855-873-6661