The Benefits of Your CVMA Membership

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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." 

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
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 200ADOC006. 

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: Rebate
CVMA members are eligible to receive either a 20% rebate on an annual membership or one free month of monthly membership with 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 contigent upon active membership in 2010.

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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