How to Join

Applicants should send a CV and one of the following to our membership secretary, Karen Hershberger-Braker at

  1. A letter of sponsorship from a current AAVA member
  2. A letter of endorsement from a professional colleague (veterinarian, faculty member, scientist, etc.) OR
  3. A letter from you describing your interest in joining the AAVA and documentation of your membership in at least one other national or international scientific or professional society related to anatomy, basic biomedical science, or veterinary medicine

Payment of Dues

Membership dues are collected once per year for new members as well as for members wishing to renew their memberships. AAVA will contact all members during this collection period. Use the Paypal form below to submit your dues. (Professional membership is $60.00/year; Student membership is $15.00/year.)

Pay AAVA Membership Dues

Membership Questions

If you have questions about becoming an AAVA member or an inquiry about your existing AAVA membership, please contact Karen Hershberger-Braker at