Special Membership Term Extension Offer

Curious dog (credit: Kathy Milani)
Kathy Milani/The HSUS

January 27, 2014

How would you like to have a free year added on to your HSVMA membership term? Well, that's exactly what the HSVMA is offering all our current professional members. If you are an HSVMA member with an expiration date on or before March 1, 2014, we will add an extra year of membership to your existing term if you refer THREE colleagues (veterinarians or credentialed technicians) to become HSVMA members absolutely free for one year. If you are a real go-getter and bring on SIX new members, we'll give you TWO free years!

To further sweeten the deal, the member who brings on the most new members by March 1 will receive a free copy of Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 5th Edition (or another Wiley-Blackwell veterinary title valued up to $100).

It's really easy to do:

  1. Tell the veterinary colleagues you think would be interested in joining—co-workers, classmates, friends—about the offer. Remember, they can join for one year completely free, and we won't ask for any payment information until their trial membership term is coming to an end.
  2. Tell them to join online by March 1 at hsvma.org/join, and to use discount code 1FOR3 when prompted for payment. They also must select "Friend/Colleague" for their Referral Method and enter your name in the "Referral Other" field. It's important they do this so you get credit.
  3. Once we see that you referred two new members, we'll adjust your expiration date and add one year to start after your current expiration date. To be certain that you get credit, you can also send us the names of the people you have referred and we'll match their names to our new member list. You can contact us at membership@hsvma.org or by phone at 301-258-1478.

To make it even easier, we've included some sample text for an e-mail you can send to your colleagues. Tailor it to them or just cut and paste the text below into the body of your e-mail:

Dear [Insert Your Colleague's Name Here]:

I am inviting you to join the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association with an offer of a free complimentary one-year membership. I'm a member and think it's a great value. I'm sure you will appreciate their focus on animal welfare and their service, advocacy and education work to that end, just as I and thousands of other veterinarians, technicians and students across the country do as well. If you're not familiar with them, visit their website at hsvma.org to learn more.

They also offer continuing education webinars, such as the upcoming Dog Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Inhumane (presented by Dr. Melissa Bain from UC Davis on February 5), which are very popular and completely FREE for current members!

To take advantage of this offer, go to their online application at hsvma.org/join and sign up by March 1. When filling out the application, be sure to select "Friend/Colleague" for your Referral Method and enter my name in the "Referral Other" field. It's important you do this so I can get credit for referring you. Then, on the payment page, enter the discount code 1FOR3 and your one-year membership will be free!

I hope you'll join me in becoming an HSVMA member!


Certain restrictions do apply to this offer:

  • The colleagues you refer have to be NEW members. Past members who have lapsed will not count towards the offer.
  • New member applications must be submitted by 11:59 PT, March 1, 2014.
  • You have to be a current member to get the credit for the extra year. The offer doesn't apply to renewals. If you are unsure of your expiration date log-in at hsvma.org/members or contact membership@hsvma.org or at 301-258-1478.

Please contact us if we can answer any questions.