Registration will open to IAVM members on July 6th. Registration to open to non-IAVM members on July 19th.

Processess and Policies

  • VMS is a registration process instead of an application process. If there is space available, the system will automatically confirm your registration.
  • You must register for both a year in the school and housing type; your registration is not confirmed until you register for both items.
  • 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 October 4, 2021.

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). We are working with the Saddlebrook Resort on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at our event.






2021 Tuition Rates

Registration Type
Tuition Rate
Member Professional & Allied
Year 1 & Year 2
Graduate Institutute
**Must complete Year 2 to register.
Non-Member Professional & Allied
Year 1 & Year 2
Graduate Institute
**Must complete Year 2 to register.

For Non-Members: As a benefit to your registration, you will receive a 1-year IAVM membership that will begin in late January 2021. 
**If an individual has previously been an IAVM member, they are not eligible for the 1-year member registration benefit.

Visit our Room & Board page for additional VMS cost information.


All payments must be submitted in U.S. funds. Tuition and Room & Board payment is due in full by October 4, 2021. If you do not pay by the deadline, IAVM reserves the right to cancel your registration and assess the corresponding cancellation fee below. 

Cancellation and 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 (must be attending the same year of the program) 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 October 4, 2021 – 100% refund
  • If cancellation is received by November 1, 2021 – 50% refund
  • If cancellation is received AFTER November 1, 2021 – No refund

Rollover Policy
There will be NO rollover options in the future. 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
  • Present for the duration of the school 
  • On time, attendance at all classes, VMA guest instructor address, round tables, and sector town halls 
  • Attendance at all social activities, unless otherwise noted on the schedule
  • Completion of course and school evaluation forms
  • Full payment to IAVM headquarters for tuition and room & board

Photo Waiver

By attending this event, you grant IAVM the right to photograph you and your property. You also authorize IAVM to copyright, use, and publish said photographs with or without your name for any lawful purpose.


For questions concerning any of the above, please contact the IAVM Meetings Department at meetings@iavm.org or +1 (972) 906-7441.

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