Processess and Policies

  • Registration is a two-step process. First choose the correct class type (Year 1, Year 2 or Graduation Institute), then choose a room type (a single occupancy room or a shared 2-bedroom suite).
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the class is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist. Individuals on the waitlist will be confirmed as space becomes available.
  • If your attendance is dependent on receiving an IAVM scholarship, please wait to register until after receiving it, as we proactively hold back spaces for IAVM scholarship recipients.
  • Payment is due in full by April 1, 2022.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

IAVM is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all VMS participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The specific COVID protocols will be announced closer to the event.

Click HERE to view 2022 Protocols


2022 Tuition & Guest Room Rates

Registration Type
Tuition Rate
SINGLE occupancy Guest Room Rate
(per person)*
Shared 2 bedroom occupancy Rate
(per person)*
Member Professional & Allied    
Year 1 or Year 2
$2055 $1595
Graduate (Institute)
**Must have completed Year 2 to register.
$2055 $1595
Non-Member Professional & Allied    
Year 1 or Year 2
(includes a 1-year IAVM membership for students who have never held membership in IAVM)
$2055 $1595
Graduate (Institute) 
**Must have completed Year 2 to register.
$2055 $1595


Visit our Room & Board page for more details regarding guest room types and additional expense information.



All payments must be submitted in U.S. funds. Payment is due in full by April 1, 2022. If you do not pay by the deadline, IAVM reserves the right to cancel your registration and assess the corresponding cancellation fee below. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be made via email to IAVM Meetings Department at meetings@iavm.org. Cancellation fees are calculated based on the full cost of registration and the date the cancellation request is submitted.

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason, someone else from their venue/company may attend in their place (assuming space is available) with written notice up to 2-weeks prior to the event start date. If a cancellation is necessary, the following refund deadlines apply:

  • If cancellation is received by April 1, 2022 – 100% refund
  • If cancellation is received by May 9, 2022 – 50% refund
  • If cancellation is received AFTER May 9, 2022 – No refund

If a registrant is unable to attend VMS, and the venue is not able to send another student, tuition and room & board payments will be refunded based on the above cancellation deadlines.

Event Cancellation or Postponement
IAVM reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event due to low participation, severe weather, or any other circumstance which would make the event non-viable. If IAVM cancels an event, registrants are eligible for a full refund. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, registrants have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. IAVM is not responsible for travel arrangements or any other actual or perceived loss due to cancellation or postponement of an event.

Requirements For Graduation

  • Completion of pre-school assignments
  • On time, attendance of all classes and group events
  • Completion of course and school evaluation forms
  • Full payment to IAVM headquarters for tuition and room & board

Disclaimer & Waiver

By participating in this event, you grant IAVM the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of IAVM. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by IAVM for any purpose.


For questions concerning any of the above, please contact the IAVM Meetings Department at meetings@iavm.org or + 1 972-538-1000.

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