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Membership Information


Professional: For those who have earned  their DVM, VMD, MD or other medical professional designation as well as those who have earned their PhD.  This category is also for any professional who does not qualify for any of the categories listed below.  

New Professional: For those DVM's who are 0-2 years post-residency.

Resident: For those in an ACVIM-approved or other recognized residency program.

Intern: For those in an ACVIM-approved or other recognized internship program.

Student: For students (undergraduate, graduate or PhD candidate) of any accredited institute of higher education.

Technician: Open to any veterinary technician/nurse regardless of specialty. See below for information regarding new and renewing Technicians. 

Retired: For any VCS member who no longer works full-time in a veterinary practice, only consults, teaches or speaks on an irregular basis, and who has been an active VCS member for multiple years.  Fully retired members (those who are completely retired from all facets of the veteinary profession) may be eligible for Emeritus membership.  See below for details.

Associate: For anyone who does not meet the criteria for any other membership category listed above.  Associate members may NOT be employed in any clinical or academic capacity in the veterinary or medical field.  This membership type is typically for lay persons or pet owners. 


Use this rate if you live/practice IN the US or Canada OR if you live/practice internationally but DO NOT belong to a "home" or other recognized oncology association such as ESVONC, JVCS, ABROVET, etc. 

Need a paper form?  Click HERE.


By April 1st or 

New Member 

As of April 2ndJOIN NOW
 Professional $175$275

 New Professional

 (0-2 years post-Residency)

 Residents $50$100
 Interns $50$100
 Student $50$100
 Technician $40$90
 Retired $50$50


Use this rate if you live/practice OUTSIDE of the US or Canada only AND are a current member of your "home" or other recognized oncology association such as ESVONC, JVCS, ABROVET, etc.  Proof of membership in your "home" oncology organization must be provided.

Need a paper form?  Click HERE.


By April 1st or

New Member 

As of April 2ndJOIN NOW 

 New Professionals

0-2 years post-residency)




  • RENEWING MEMBERS:  2019 member technicians are afforded complimentary 2020 membership simply by returning the 2020 Membership application found HERE by April 1st.  As of April 2nd, you may renew online for $90 by using the standard membership form found HERE if you live/practice in the US or Canada, or HERE if you live/practice outside of the US or Canada AND are a member of your "home" oncology association.


  • NEW TECHNICIAN MEMBERS:  Any technician joining VCS for the very first time will pay $40 regardless of the time of year that you join.  Before April 1st you may pay online by clicking on the Join Now button with the Technician link above. The $40 rate will no longer be active online after April 1st.  Instead you will complete the form that you will find HERE if you reside in the US or Canada.  If you are an international technician that meets the criteria of international membership (see above) click HERE for the proper form.


Emeritus Membership is now available to any past or current VCS member who is fully retired from practicing, consulting, teaching or speaking and who has been, or remains, an active VCS member.  Applicants must have maintained a consistent relationship with VCS for a minimum of 25-years as represented by their membership (may be non-consecutive), conference attendance and/or presentations, their service in a leadership position on the Executive Committee or as a conference chairman.  Emeritus members may not vote nor hold office. Email for an application.