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AAFP Membership Information
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is an association for all veterinary practitioners who work with felines. The AAFP strives to support its members in driving feline veterinary care through Practice Guidelines and Position Statements, providing Feline-Focused CE, other educational resources, and more.
The AAFP offers individual memberships for veterinarians, technicians/nurses, and practice managers. Each of these memberships are valid for a calendar year (January- December) and any membership purchased after October 1 will be valid through the entire upcoming year.
AAFP membership offers a variety of benefits including those below:
Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery (JFMS): This journal has 12 issues per year and offers the latest in feline medicine. Veterinarian members receive the print issues and digital access. Technician/Practice Manager members receive digital access.
Cat Friendly Practice® Program: Earn the Cat Friendly Practice designation for your practice! This program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, caregiver, and also the entire veterinary team. It provides veterinary professionals with tools and resources to integrate a feline perspective into their practice.
Cat Friendly Certificate Program: Earn your individual feline-specific certificate with three different levels for veterinarian, veterinary professional, and veterinary advocate with an exclusive member rate. Your certificate helps demonstrate your personal commitment in caring for cats through enhanced feline knowledge, skills, and best in-clinic practices. Members receive a three week free access period upon launch of the program in September 2020, and then afterwards a member discount.
Webinars: Members receive free access to the on-demand, RACE-approved webinars. Currently, there are 20 available and more are continuing to be added. Learn about modern parasitology, pain management, kidney disease and more.
Find a Veterinarian online Search: Members can be included in the Find a Veterinarian search on our cat caregiver website, www.catfriendly.com.
Benefits also include weekly newsbriefs (Feline Weekly), bi-monthly Scratching Post newsletter, member exclusive pricing on Annual Conference, Client Brochures, free VIN feline rounds, 10% discount on VIN membership, Vetcove Inner Circle Access, online classified advertising, and more. For full descriptions of all the benefits, please visit: https://catvets.com/members/vet-benefits/
Individual Veterinarian Membership $220: This membership is designed for veterinarians.
Recent Graduate Membership: $140: This membership is for veterinary practitioners who recently graduated in the past year and a half.
Multi-Member Discounts $195-$205: This discounted rate is designed for practices who have multiple practitioners who wish to be members. The members are then eligible to receive discounted rates. For two members, they would each pay $205 and for three or more members, they would each pay $195. To take advantage of this discount, please use this paper form.
ISFM Member Membership: $130: This membership is designed for those who are already members of the International Society of Feline Medicine. Please note this membership does not include the printed Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery issues.
Technician/Practice Manager Membership: $105: This membership is designed for veterinary technicians/nurses as well as practice managers and other hospital staff.