American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Membership Benefits

The Feline Practitioner  

Our 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!

JFMS Monthly

Our member-only monthly bulletin provides you with the highlights of the most recently published JFMS articles. Abstract summaries provided by our JFMS co-editor are delivered straight to your inbox with supplemental features from Clinical Spotlight articles such as interviews with authors.

All Cats Considered, the AAFP Podcast Channel

The AAFP has a member-only podcast channel. 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 Guideline Briefs

The member-only Guideline Briefs 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.

AAFP Member Discount Center

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

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.

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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 online, open-access 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. The AAFP continues to support the publication to ensure practical articles for our members. Members receive a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC).

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 65 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 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 with 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.

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.

Distance Education Discounts

Veterinarian Members looking to take their feline knowledge to the next level receive significant discounts on the University of Sydney Centre for Veterinary Education Feline Medicine Distance Education Program and the Improve Veterinary Education FelinePractice Postgraduate Certificate Program.

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 homepage, and can be found on our cat caregiver website, The search assists cat caregivers in finding local AAFP veterinary professionals, Cat Friendly Practices®, Cat Friendly Certificate holders, and those committed to feline healthcare. Members can also use this directory 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 free access to AAFP feline rounds.

Client Brochures

The AAFP collection of educational client brochures is available to download and print or to order and purchase. Members receive a discount on brochure orders.

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 sales, 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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