Benefits of being a member

Our members represent all aspects of veterinary and bio-veterinary teaching and research work. All persons who are substantially involved in veterinary and bio-veterinary research, teaching or diagnostic work shall be eligible for a standard membership.


Billed annually
Available for undergraduates, postgraduates, interns or residents
3-years discounted rate
Connection to a wide variety of people 


Billed annually
Available for retired members once non-working status is declared
Free entry to the annual conference
World wide membership 


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Do I have to be a vet to join?
No. Members may be veterinarians or other graduates with a major interest in either Veterinary Research or Teaching. Currently, members range through:
  • Academic staff in many veterinary and non-veterinary faculties
  • Research workers in both universities and research institutions
  • Medical researchers with interests in the veterinary field
  • Veterinary investigation officers
  • Individuals in commerce and diagnostic laboratories
There are also a limited number of Honorary Members who have been rewarded for meritorious contributions to Veterinary Teaching and/or Research.
How much does it cost?
  • Standard/Adults – is currently £25p/a sterling when paid by standing order from a UK bank, or £26p when paid by PayPal.
  • Students – Applicants are available for undergraduates, postgraduates, interns or residents – and will receive three years of membership for the price of the membership joining fee. Thereafter the annual fee will revert to Standard Membership unless student status is reconfirmed. 
  • Retired – Standard Members are eligible to become Retired Members once they declare non-working status. 
  • Honorary Members – Honorary Membership of the Association is by invitation of the Association only - usually bestowed to individuals who have made an invaluable contribution to veterinary and bio-veterinary research, teaching or diagnostic work or to AVTRW itself.
What happens after?
Once your membership application is received and processed, you will begin to receive Association correspondence and notice of future meetings and you will be eligible for all benefits and discounts that are available to AVTRW members. Your membership will be classified as provisional until it is either ratified or declined at the next Annual General Meeting of the full Association following your application. Should your application be declined, your membership joining fee will be refunded.

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