Companion Animal

Risk Mitigation Guide

Companion animal medicine comes with a unique set of challenges and risks. That’s why we are excited to share this Risk Mitigation Guide, designed specifically for companion animal veterinarians at every stage of their careers.

Through this guide, we invite you to discover the AVMA Trust and our steadfast dedication to companion animal DVMs.

Linda Ellis, DVM Director of Trust Veterinarians AVMA Trust

Hello, Doctor!

The dangers of working with animals exist no matter the size of your patients. A nervous Chihuahua or frightened Persian can pose as much of a risk as an Irish Wolfhound.

Whether it’s the threat of physical injuries such as being bitten or scratched or simply the inherent risk of treating an animal that's a member of your client's family, working in companion animal medicine comes with a significant set of risks.

The AVMA Trust understands the unique professional and personal challenges that companion animal medicine veterinarians face on a daily basis, and we’re here to help you insure yourself against those risks.

We created this guide specifically with you and your patients in mind. And while we know that selecting the right insurance coverages can feel overwhelming, we hope this guide can help answer your questions and set your mind at ease.

Connect with the Trust and let us do the legwork so you can get back to doing what you do best: caring for patients.

Best wishes,

How to Navigate Your Risk Mitigation Guide

Discover Your Trust

Wherever you are in your companion animal career, it's time to discover your Trust. The AVMA Trust offers a wide range of tailored solutions for whatever risks you’re facing today or might face tomorrow.

Claim Scenarios

Accidents and insurance claims happen. Even seasoned DVMs are subject to risk – even when working with companion animals. Take a moment to read some real-world claim scenarios that your colleagues have faced.

Insurance Solutions

The AVMA Trust offers more than 20 insurance solutions tailored to companion animal DVMs. Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your practice – and how to support your team.

Additional Member Benefits

The Trust is committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of AVMA members. To that end, we have partnered with top insurance carriers to provide additional benefits for members who choose coverage through the Trust.

Contact Us

We understand. It's a lot to absorb. But the AVMA Trust is here for you — always. Let's have a one-on-one consultation about your risks and your career.