Select Your Member Type

ARAV memberships are on a calendar year basis - from January 1 to December 31st. Members joining after November 1 will be granted access to the website but will not be given journal access until the following year. Please contact us at info@arav.org if you'd like to make other membership arrangements after November 1. 

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Active Veterinarian - any interested veterinarian. This member type shall enjoy all rights and privileges of the Association, including participation in meetings, voting and holding office, access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, and listing in the Find-A-Vet directory

Associateany non-veterinary professional interested in the field of reptilian and amphibian medicine and surgery. An Associate member enjoys all of the rights and privileges of an active member, but may not hold the office of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer. Associate members receive access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, and the Membership Directory.

Emerging countrya veterinarian who is a citizen of a Developing Nation (as determined by the International Monetory Fund) and who is actively engaged in veterinary medicine in a Developing Nation. An Emerging country Limited Membership member shall be entitled to online access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, and listing in the Find-A-Vet directory, but he/she may not vote or hold elective office. A list of emerging countries that qualify can be found here: https://www.isi-web.org/index.php/resources/developing-countries

Emerging country student -  A full time veterinary student, intern, resident or graduate veterinarian actively engaged in a post-doctoral program of study, who is a citizen of a Developing Nation and is studying in a Developing Nation. A Emerging country student Limited Membership member shall be entitled to online access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, but he/she may not vote or hold elective office. A list of emerging countries that qualify can be found here: https://www.isi-web.org/index.php/resources/developing-countries

Honorary Member - Individuals, who are not veterinarians, but by reason of their contribution to reptilian and amphibian medicine, surgery, and husbandry, field of herpetology, and who have substantially promoted the goals for which the Association was formed may be considered for Honorary membership as elected by the Board of Directors. Honorary members shall enjoy all membership privileges including access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, and the Membership Directory, except the right to vote or hold elected office.

Individual tech - any person working as a veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, or veterinary nurse interested in the field of reptilian and amphibian medicine and surgery. A veterinary technician member enjoys all of the rights and privileges of an active member, including access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, except listing in the Find-A-Vet directory, and may not hold the office of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer.

Life member - an active or previously active members who have made an exceptional contribution to reptilian and amphibian medicine, surgery, husbandry, and/or conservation, and who have substantially promoted the goals for which the Association was formed may be considered for Life membership as elected by the Board of Directors. Life members shall enjoy all membership privileges including access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, and listing in the Find-A-Vet directory, except the right to hold elected office.

New Gradany interested veterinarian who graduated veterinary school in the year prior to the current year, or during the current year if not already a student member. This member type shall enjoy all rights and privileges of the Association, including participation in meetings, voting and holding office, access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, and listing in the Find-A-Vet directory

Practice MemberA veterinary practice with a current ARAV active veterinarian member may enroll 2 additional technicians. The practice member shall have access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory but will not be eligible to vote, hold any office, or for reduced conference registration rates. 

Retireda previously Active or Associate member who is no longer actively engaged in practice on a full- or part-time basis. Retired members shall enjoy all membership privileges, including access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, and the Membership Directory except the right to hold elected office.

Vet/tech student - A Student member is any person enrolled full-time in a college setting, including interns, residents, graduate students, and veterinary technician students who are interested in reptilian and amphibian medicine and surgery. A Student member enjoys all of the rights and privileges of an active member including access to the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the annual conference proceedings, the Membership Directory, except listing in the Find-A-Vet directory, but may not hold the office of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer. 

 For Information on Student Chapter formation or Subscription please contact us at info@arav.org

 










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