avmaThe American Veterinary Medical Association, or AVMA, is an association of licensed veterinarians who are passionate about their profession. Veterinarian Timothy Fitzpatrick is a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and a recognized specialist for the AVMA. As an AVMA recognized specialist, Timothy Fitzpatrick holds a number of qualifications required of advanced specialists.

Below are the three different kinds of memberships for the American Veterinary Medical Association and descriptions of their associative qualifications.

1. Voting Member. A voting member of the AVMA is required to have a professional degree in a veterinary medicine-related field, along with one of the following: endorsements from two other voting members of the AVMA or a membership with a veterinary organization affiliated with the state or the AVMA House of Delegates.

2. Associate Member. To qualify for an associate membership with the AVMA, applicants must have earned a degree in veterinary medicine, be a legal resident of a country other than the United States, and have a membership with a veterinary association from the applicant’s country of origin or endorsements from two voting members of AVMA.

3. Affiliate Member. Finally, affiliate members of the AVMA must be permanent residents of Canada or the United States and be involved in veterinary research or teaching veterinary medicine.

As a specialist in companion animal practice, Timothy Fitzpatrick DVM ABVP (canine/feline) is an expert that is credentialed by the AVMA.
Learn more about how to join AVMA and specialty status requirements at www.avma.org.