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Continuing Education
One of the cornerstones of the CVMA is an uncompromising commitment to excellence in continuing education for its members. Seven day-long seminars provide 42 hours of continuing education credit each year, 6 hours of credit per meeting. Nationally renowned lecturers in various subject areas present these in-depth sessions. Topics are always current and very widely to offer a broad selection to the membership. On occasion, we also offer shorter complimentary lectures to members. These lectures usually provide 2-3 hours of continuing education credit.

Membership Directory
The CVMA provides a detailed directory of members, hospitals, diplomate categories and areas of special interest.

Member Days
Have lunch with fish at the John G. Shedd Aquarium or the monkeys at the Brookfield Zoo. Go boating on Lake Michigan with your pooch at the Canine Cruise. Got baseball? Get your free tickets to the White Sox “Dog Days of Summer.”

Committees
The CVMA encourages you to participate in events and voice your opinion. One person can make a difference. The CVMA has many committees to choose from and is always in need of fresh ideas. If you’re interested, contact the CVMA office for more information.

CVMA Bulletin
Published six times a year, the Bulletin keeps our members current with changes in the veterinary profession, upcoming meetings, meeting minutes and historical information. The bulletin also offers a listing of Chicagoland relief veterinarians, classified ads and special announcements.

CVMA Discounts/Special Rates

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Principal Financial Group, a financial services company, to provide individual disability insurance solutions at a significant discount to our members.This member benefit program has been specifically designed to reward the CVMA members a variety of exclusive benefits. Principal’s range of products and services include retirement solutions, life and health insurance, and investments.

The CVMA is excited to make these important financial solutions available to our members. As a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, you are eligible to receive up to a 30%* discount on income protection from Principal Life Insurance Company.

Learn more by watching this:VIDEO

For more information contact:
Stanislav Zelivianski, DVM, PhD    

zelivianski.stan@principal.com

Marty Przybylski

przybylski.marty@principal.com

 

ADP
The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) signed an agreement to be a referral partner for ADP. They will provide you the best service and pricing available to you and we will get a referral fee of 10% back to the CVMA or Foundation on new business. If you do not currently have ADP, it will be worth the time for you or a designated staff member to meet with them to compare their payroll products and pricing. Click here, so they can contact you to make an appointment. Please keep us informed; if you meet with them, we would like to know your satisfaction and the outcome for future marketing efforts.

AAA
CVMA Members are eligible to receive discounts on AAA Membership, auto and home insurance. With AAA Membership comes other discounts on items like eyeglasses, apparel, entertainment, restaurants, auto repair and more. Also AAA Travel is a full service travel agency for discounts on tours, cruises, vacation packages and more. Any current AAA members should update their AAA membership information for automatic discounts on their renewal. As a member of a qualified group, you may be eligible for special Group-Discounted Auto Insurance through AAA. It’s easy to find out how much you might save. Click here for a free no obligation insurance quote. Or for more information, call 888-203-2606, or contact your local AAA Agent. Be sure to mention Group Code GTE006C. Click here to go to AAA Website.

Loyola University
Loyola Executive Education is offering CVMA members and their staff a 10% discount off the tuition rate for any Open Enrollment classes. In addition, a second 10% discount will be awarded to those who register and pre-pay at least 14 days in advance of the class start date. Programs include: Mini-MBA, Advanced Mini-MBA, Project Management and Health Care Management. To apply, contact Loyola’s Executive Education Department, Associate Director Mario Polizzi at (312) 915-6781 or Managing Director Mary Burns at (312) 915-6761.

Paradise 4 Paws Boarding Facility
20% discount for CVMA members and their employees on boarding and daycare
Access to members-only specials with discounts up to 40%
Certain block-out dates apply (i.e. holidays)
2-hr complimentary late check out
Free upgrades, based on availability
For questions, call Saq Nadeem at (847) 678-1200 or email: saq.nadeem@paradise4paws.com

Preventive Vet

Chicago VMA endorses Preventive Vet’s free “Start Off On The Right Paw” client education book program.

Pre-register your practice now to take advantage of this innovative, CVMA-vetted program that will help you and your team provide important awareness to your new pet-owning clients in a fun, efficient, and reliable fashion. Written by Dr. Jason Nicholas, the 101 Essential Tips for Your Puppy or New Dog book is a great way to provide vital education and awareness for your clients, while easing your day and bonding clients to your practice. The book is full of bite-sized information on a wide variety of topics ranging from the importance of wellness care and emergency prevention to the litany of everyday household and outdoor hazards dogs face, and a whole lot in between. This upcoming program provides the book free of charge to participating practices and provides monthly opportunities for your clients to win $250 to spend at your practice, compliments of Preventive Vet. To learn more and to sign up to participate, visit http://www.preventivevet.com/vet-portal .

SitterCity.com Rebate
CVMA members are eligible to receive either a 20% rebate on an annual membership or one free month of monthly membership with SitterCity.com. We will reimburse the first 25 CVMA members that apply for the rebate. To apply, please fax or email your paid SitterCity membership and we will notify you of your rebate status. This is a limited time offer. Rebate eligibility is contingent upon active membership in 2010.

Wealth Steps Financial Wellness system

Chicago Benefit Associates (CBA) is offering CVMA members and their staff access to an advanced financial wellness program: Wealth Steps®. In four easy steps, Wealth Steps can teach you how to approach your todays – and your tomorrows – with security and confidence. Through a personalized website and access to a CBA Wealth Steps professional , this system will introduce you to a unique and simple logic for improving your finances.

Wealth Steps is offered as a benefit of your membership in the CVMA at no additional cost. Learn more by watching this VIDEO. Contact Chicago Benefit Associates directly if interested in offering Wealth Steps to your practice. (312) 837-0011

CVMA Website
Our website expands our reach to the public and offers current information about the CVMA, legislative alerts, education, pet loss assistance, and student opportunities.

We encourage you to join us in these worthy endeavors, expand your professional knowledge, cooperate with your colleagues and share in the unique friendship and understanding of those who walk in your profession.

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