American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Veterinarian Member Benefits

Veterinarian Member Benefits

The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine.

The AAFP offers first-rate membership benefits to support the advancement of scientific investigation, provides feline-focused continuing education, gives you access to a wide network of feline experts and colleagues, and includes access to resources that adhere to the highest standards of practice.

View the full description of the AAFP's premium membership benefits.

Join or Renew Your AAFP Membership

Membership Benefit

  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 
  Cat Friendly Practice® Program 
  Cat Friendly Certificate Program - exclusive member access in 2020
  Newsbrief - Feline Weekly
  Newsletter - Scratching Post
  Annual Conference - exclusive member rate
  eConference - exclusive member rate
  Webinars - on demand
  Vetcove Inner Circle Access 
  Team Member Subscriptions
  Practice Guidelines and Position Statements
  VIN Discount - 10% on VIN Membership
  VIN Feline Rounds 
  Find a Veterinarian Online Search
  Online Membership Directory
  Proceedings - Past Conferences
  Online Classified Advertising
  Client Brochures
  And More!


Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) 
AAFP membership includes a monthly subscription to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Veterinarian members receive 12 print issues and online access, which retails at $433/year. Learn more about the JFMS.

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. Learn more about the JFMS Open Reports. 

Cat Friendly Practice® Program
The AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing the stress for the cat, caregiver, and also the entire veterinary team. It provides veterinary professionals with tools and resources to integrate a feline perspective into their practice. AAFP members have access to the program in the Member Center and once designated as an approved CFP, the practice will receive a marketing toolkit and continuous educational resources. The AAFP's CFP program is available for practices in North and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The ISFM's Cat Friendly Clinic program (CFC) is available to all other locations outside this region. Learn more about CFP today.

Feline Weekly Newsbrief
Electronic newsbrief delivers timely feline-focused industry and AAFP news directly to members' inbox every Tuesday.

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

AAFP Annual Conference
Join veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students to learn about the advancements in feline medicine at our annual conference. There are assorted tracks designed to meet the needs of attendees in all stages of professional development. AAFP members are privy to an exclusive registration discount.

Receive complimentary access to our webinar portal which provides feline-specific continuing education. Webinars are updated throughout the year, are all RACE approved, and available on-demand.

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.

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

Practice Guidelines and Position Statements
Receive advanced member-only previews of all AAFP Practice Guidelines and Position Statements. These resources serve as the foundation for practice excellence and high standards of feline care.

VIN Membership Discount for Veterinarians
Veterinarian members receive a 10% discount on VIN membership!

AAFP Rounds on VIN
Our collaboration with VIN provides all our members with free access to AAFP feline rounds.

Find a Veterinarian Online Search
Members are included in our online directory called, Find Veterinarians and Practices, that is linked to on homepage, and can be found on our cat owner website, The search assists cat owners in finding local AAFP veterinarians and their practices who are committed to feline healthcare.

Online Membership Directory
Convenient online access in the Member Center for members to locate colleagues, network, and provide client referrals.

Past Conference Proceedings
Access archives of past AAFP conference proceedings through the Member Center.

Online Classified Advertisement
Members can post or search for an employment, practice sale, or other opportunities in the Member Center.

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

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