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 member benefits chart and full description of the AAFP's premium membership benefits.

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Member Benefit Highlights:

Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) 

Membership with the AAFP includes a monthly subscription to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, a significant value for your membership (12 issues at the individual rate and online access costs $730.) This includes an easy-to-use online platform where you can access current and past issues of the JFMS, download full PDF issues and search for specific articles or key words. 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). JFMS Open Reports publishes high quality case reports, short case studies (e.g. 2-3 cases of particular condition) and short communications on all aspects of feline medicine and surgery relevant to clinical practice and the understanding of clinical problems and disease. Members receive a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) for JFMS Open Reports. Learn more about the JFMS Open Reports. 

Cat Friendly Practice® Program

Make a difference in feline medicine. The AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program provides tools for veterinary professionals to integrate a feline perspective and elevate the quality of care for cats.  The AAFP's CFP 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.

Practice Guidelines and Position Statements 

The AAFP provides advanced member-only previews of all Practice Guidelines and Position Statements released by the AAFP. These resources serve as the foundation for practice excellence and the AAFP's high standards of feline care. Members of the AAFP also have access to a number of client education publications which serve as a supplement to the Practice Guidelines. Members are able to download and print client education publications. View Practice Guidelines and Position Statements.

Feline-Focused CE Conferences

The AAFP's Annual Conference joins together veterinary practitioners and technicians to educate on the advancements in feline medicine in assorted tracks that are designed to meet the needs of all attendees in various stages of their professional development. AAFP Members receive a significant and exclusive discount to all AAFP-hosted continuing education and receive a discount to meetings hosted by the International Society of Feline Medicine. View conference information.

Feline-Specific CE Webinars

The AAFP provides its members with free access to a Webinar Portal which provides complimentary feline-specific continuing education. The Webinar Portal is accessed through the Member Center. View a full list of webinars 

Member Center

The AAFP's Online Member Center is a member-only area of the website designed to feature streamlined processes and easy-to-access information. From the Member Center, members will have the ability to view their JFMS online, access the CFP program, view on-demand webinars, manage free classified ad postings, view past conference proceedings, access VIN rounds and update their individual profile information, all with a single-sign-on. 

Team Member Subscribers

You can now provide contact information for up to three key team members and each will receive the AAFP's Scratching Post bi-month E-newsletters, Feline Weekly newsbrief, any pertinent membership email blasts (i.e. new guidelines, etc.), and a discount to the annual conference. We encourage all members to take advantage of the service and share AAFP resources with your team.