Full Membership shall be limited to veterinarians with an interest in dermatopathology. Residents (or resident-equivalents, such a PhD fellows) in dermatology or pathology will have their membership fees waived during the residency period. Affiliate membership shall be open to all non-veterinarians who are interested in veterinary dermatopathology. Affiliate members shall not vote or hold office in the organization.
Requests for membership applications should be made to the Secretary by registering on to the ISVD website. The Secretary shall serve as the chair of the Membership Committee. The applications will then be reviewed by the Membership Committee or Executive Board. After a membership decision has been made, the applicant will be notified. Membership subscription and payment will be done through the website by the applicant.
If an applicant believes his/her request for membership was not thoroughly or accurately evaluated, the applicant may state in writing the reasons for this belief and submit necessary supporting documentation. The application will be reevaluated by the Executive Board during their next meeting. Final decision for all but honorary membership rests with the Executive Board. If a Board has not yet been elected, then the Membership Committee will have the authority to review appeals for membership and make final decisions.
Membership in this Society will be terminated by judgment of the Executive Board for the following reasons:
1) failure of any member to pay dues to the Society following two successive annual billings.
2) suspension or revocation of license to practice medicine.
3) falsification of information utilized for acceptance into or determination of level of membership in the society.
4) any other major breach of ethical standards while serving the Society.
ISVD members have access to the ISVD Listserv to discuss interesting, controversial or difficult cases on the topic of dermatology/dermatopathology. Case summaries and images can be posted to the Listserv and are disseminated to the rest of the members. The other members can comment on these cases, provide suggestions or ask more questions.
ISVD members have access to the members only area of the ISVD website where they can review the Listserv Archives from 2000 to present, the Case of the Month Archives since 2015, and the Mystery Slide Archives since 2018.
ISVD memerbs recieve a discounted journal subscription to the Veterinary Dermatology journal, the official journal of the ISVD.
ISVD members can contribute to the ISVD Case of the Month and case presentations at the ISVD Annual Meetings. In addition, resident members can win the ISVD Resident Case of the Month Award for their case submission.
The registration fee for ISVD Annual meetings is substancially lower for members, and registration fees are in most occasions waived for members giving presentaions at the ISVD meetings. Current electronic versions of selected proceedings are available at no charge on the members only area of the ISVD website.