American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Membership Benefits

The Feline Practitioner New for Fall 2022 

Our new quarterly magazine is the go-to resource for AAFP Members. All members receive electronic access and members in North America also receive a print copy. Medical co-editors are Jessica Quimby, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, and Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (Feline). Issues feature RACE-approved CE medical articles; feline educational features and clinical case studies; rotating medical content such as practical reviews, conversations with experts, and practical tips on different topics; Technician Talk articles; news from our members; AAFP news; and much more!


Cat Friendly Certificate Program

Enhance your feline knowledge, skills, and best in-clinic practices by improving your ability to fulfill client and patient needs, as well as build confidence in working with cats. The award-winning Cat Friendly Certificate Program is designed for individuals and is offered in three certificate categories - Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CFV), Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional (CFVP), and Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate (CFVA). AAFP Members receive exclusive pricing.


Browsing Member Benefits

Cat Friendly Practice® Program

Created by experienced feline practitioners. the AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) Program is leading the worldwide movement to make veterinary visits less stressful for cats, their caregivers, and the entire veterinary team. AAFP Members are eligible to apply for exclusive access to the CFP Program. You must maintain your AAFP Membership to keep an earned CFP designation. Note: Only veterinarian members are able to complete and submit an application for a practice. 


Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS)

The AAFP publishes this Journal jointly with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). The JFMS is the ultimate feline veterinary resource aimed at all practitioners who see cats, together with researchers interested in driving feline medicine forwards. In 2023, the JFMS becomes open-access, and the AAFP will continue to support the publication to ensure practical articles for our members. Members receive a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC).


JFMS Monthly New for 2023

Launching in 2023, our new member-only monthly bulletin will provide you with the highlights of the most recently published JFMS articles. Abstract summaries provided by our JFMS co-editor will be delivered straight to your inbox with supplemental features from Clinical Spotlight articles such as interviews with authors.


The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports

This publication is a sister title to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS). Members receive a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) for JFMS Open Reports


eLearning Center/Webinars

Members receive complimentary access to the AAFP eLearning Center which offers over 60 feline-specific RACE-approved webinars, with more added each year. Members also receive free access to feline-specific live webinars with speaker Q&A throughout the year.


AAFP Podcast Channel New for 2023

The AAFP will be launching a new member-only podcast channel in 2023. Veterinary professionals can listen at their leisure to feline experts on a myriad of topics and take deep dives into the latest in feline health and wellbeing.


AAFP Annual Conference

Join veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students to learn about the advancements in feline medicine at the AAFP Annual Conference. The program is designed to meet the needs of attendees in all stages of their feline professional development. This is a can’t miss event! AAFP Members receive an exclusive registration discount.


Spring into Feline Medicine eConference

Our virtual live eConference welcomes veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students to attend sessions by expert speakers on a variety of feline topics. The live presentations are spread out on different days of the week to allow for work schedule flexibility. The sessions will be made available on-demand afterward allowing attendees to watch and earn CE credit even if they can't attend live. AAFP Members will receive an exclusive discount.


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Practice Guidelines, Consensus Statements, and Position Statements

Receive advanced member-only previews of all AAFP Practice GuidelinesConsensus Statements, and Position Statements. These resources serve as the foundation for practice excellence and high standards of feline care, and members get first access.


AAFP Guideline Briefs New for 2023

These new member-only Guideline Briefs will highlight the primary takeaways from AAFP Guidelines and provide members with a quick-reference resource to utilize with feline patients, practice team members, and caregivers.


Feline Weekly Newsbrief

This electronic newsbrief delivers a weekly round-up of timely feline-focused industry and AAFP news directly to AAFP Members' inboxes every Tuesday.


Scratching Post Newsletter

This bi-monthly newsletter keeps members informed about the latest AAFP news and events in addition to providing valuable feline scientific content.


Find a Veterinarian and Practice Online Search

Members are included in our online directory for cat caregivers, Find a Veterinary Professional or Practice, which is available on the catvets.com homepage, and can be found on our cat caregiver website, catfriendly.com. The search assists cat caregivers in finding local AAFP veterinary professionals, Cat Friendly Practices®, Cat Friendly Certificate holders, and those committed to feline healthcare.


Team Member Subscriptions

AAFP Members can enroll up to three staff team members at their practice as "Team Members" under their membership profile. Team Members will receive AAFP newsletters, free access to webinars, and conference discounts.


AAFP Member Discount Center New for 2023

Our new member-only Discount Center will offer you coupons and savings on various products and services that can help you in your daily life.


Online Membership Directory

This directory provides convenient online access in the AAFP Member Center to locate colleagues, network, and provide client referrals.


VIN Membership Discount for Veterinarians

Veterinarian members receive a 10% discount on VIN membership! You must contact VIN and provide this information when renewing your VIN membership.


AAFP Rounds on VIN

Our collaboration with VIN provides AAFP members with free access to AAFP feline rounds.


Client Brochures

The AAFP collection of client brochures is available for members to download and print, or to order and purchase. Members receive brochures for free and only need to pay for shipping to your practice.


Past Conference Proceedings

Members receive access to all past AAFP Conference Proceedings through the Member Center.


Online Classified Advertisement

Members can post free classified ads for employment, practice sale, or other opportunities in the Member Center.


Upgraded Inner Circle member with Vetcove

Vetcove is a web platform where you can research products, compare pricing, check stock across current vendors, and buy in one place. AAFP Members receive complimentary access to premium features and customer support. Learn more about Vetcove.


And More!

Members also receive AVMA Representation, a New Member Certificate, use of the Membership Logo, Membership Decal, access to the Member Center online, ability to purchase AAFP Member gear, and additional resources as they are released which will be announced via email.

Most of the listed benefits can be accessed by logging in to the Member Center.


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