It will take 10-15 minutes to fill out the form. If you’re in a hurry, you can just fill in the required fields and submit your payment, then return to the “My Membership” page to fill in the other information at any time. Until payment is completed, you will only have access to your user profile and public areas of the site.
Step 1. Figure Out Your Membership Level and Dues Owed
You’ll need this information when you fill out your registration. Do you have questions about which category you fit into? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Members: Veterinarians living and practicing in the State of Hawaii. An active member may hold office and vote in all regular and special elections. One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per year.
Retired Members: Thirty dollars ($30.00) per year. Retired members may not hold office nor vote on any matter.
Life Membership: Individuals who have reached the age of 65 with twenty or more years paid active membership in HVMA. A life member may hold office and vote in all regular and special elections. Dues waived. See special instructions.
Affiliate Membership: Individuals who are 1) employed by the Federal Government and in residence in Hawaii, 2) employed by the State of Hawaii or 3) practicing and residing outside of the State of Hawaii. Affiliate members may not hold office nor vote on any matter. Fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
Veterinary Student Membership: Currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited veterinary school. Student members may not hold office nor vote on any matter. Twenty five dollars ($25.00) per year.
New Graduates: Graduates of an accredited veterinary school within the same calendar year as application for membership (e.g. if applying in 2020, graduated or scheduled to graduate in 2020). Dues waived. See special instructions.
Recent Graduates: Graduates of an accredited veterinary school in the calendar year immediately preceding the year of application for, or renewal of, membership (e.g. if applying in 2020, graduated anytime in 2019). Fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
Military Membership: On active duty with the Army Veterinary Corps and serving in Hawaii. A military member may hold office and vote in all regular and special elections. Dues waived. See special instructions.
Step 2: Fill Out the Form
Fill out the account creation form. Please fill out all fields (If you are an existing member but are creating an online profile for the first time, you may skip the New Member questions at the end). Once you have paid, you will gain full access to the site pending approval of your membership at the next Executive Board meeting. Before beginning, we recommend that you gather the following:
- License numbers and status from all states where you hold/have held a veterinary license.
- The names of two active members who are willing to sponsor you (if you don’t have two sponsors, please contact email@example.com for help).
You can come back later to fill these out if you need to, as long as all required (marked with an asterisk) fields are completed now. This information must be provided, however, in order to have your membership approved by the Board and to retain your access. You can pay now and gain access to member features, or wait to submit your payment when your membership has been approved.
Step 3. Proceed to payment on the PayPal website.
Once you submit your registration, click the button to proceed to PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal; you may process a credit card payment through PayPal without logging in. You will not be able to access members-only areas until we have received your payment.