ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners
The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is the veterinary division of International Cat Care, a charity which aims to enable and inspire people to understand cats’ individual needs and perspectives.
ISFM provides a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery. Additionally, it provides information on the wellbeing of the whole cat and resources practitioners can use with owners beyond the consulting room to help build the bond with their feline clients. Please click here for more information.
What is the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners?
The ISFM Academy is a community of veterinarians with further qualifications in feline practice or medicine, or specialist qualifications in disciplines complimentary to the aims of ISFM (e.g. cardiology, surgery). The ISFM Academy is a vibrant community of motivated vets who are dedicated to improving veterinary care for cats by sharing of information and promotion of initiatives. This forward-thinking worldwide group of vets advance developments in feline practice and welfare.
Who can become a Member of the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners?
Veterinarians with post-graduate qualifications can become ISFM Academy Members. Qualifications include:
- Membership of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) (Medicine of Cats)
- Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Feline Practice)
- Fellowship of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) (Medicine of Cats) – eligible for Honorary Membership
- Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (and other relevant ABVS diplomas) – eligible for Honorary Membership
- Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (and other relevant EBVS diplomas) – eligible for Honorary Membership
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma holders in Feline Medicine – eligible for Honorary Membership
Members of the ISFM Academy are required to be a member of ISFM, but we offer reduced rates for ISFM Academy Members.
What are the benefits of becoming an ISFM Academy Member?
As a member of the ISFM Academy, we can offer various benefits including:
- Half-price ISFM membership – see the benefits of ISFM membership
- Free ISFM membership for Honorary Members
- The benefits that our ISFM Members receive include subscription to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery; a monthly newsletter; discounted CPD events; and monthly webinars
- Inclusion on the ISFM Academy webpage
- Access to specific ISFM Academy discussion forum on our new community platform, moderated and provided with content by Feline Specialists. For our current Academy members you can sign up at: https://community.icatcare.org/register and then join the Academy space at: https://community.icatcare.org/spaces/1/isfm-feline-academy/isfm-feline-academy-space-home
- Permission to use the Academy logo and statement ‘Member of the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners’
What are the expectations of a Member of the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners?
Membership of the ISFM Academy comes with some expectations! As a member you would be encouraged to contribute to the work and aims of the charity as follows:
- Contribution to the ISFM Member and ISFM Academy discussion forum
- Involvement in information sharing
- Contribution to research projects and data collection
- Representation of ISFM and iCatCare and publicising aims/vision
- Feedback and discussion of products for Easy to give and other awards
- Become an ambassador for ISFM worldwide
How do I become a Member of the ISFM Academy?
If you meet the criteria to become a Member, simply follow the link to the form here. You will then be directed to the membership area to register as an ISFM member and receive your reduced membership rate. You will also provide information about yourself including a photograph.
If you have any queries regarding ISFM Academy Membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you as a Member of the ISFM Academy!