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Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Organizations

1. Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). This organization is the student umbrella organization in the college of veterinary medicine and is the ruling body for all other clubs active within the school. SCAVMA was created/ organized in 1969 as the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) is dedicated to the same objectives as the parent professional organization, American Veterinary Medical Association, (AVMA): to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to agriculture and public health. Today, SAVMA us comprised of 28 Chapters at accredited veterinary m~dical schools in the U.S. and Canada, and two Associates at foreign schools. With nearly 10,000 student members, SAVMA promotes the exchange of ideas and information, and supports student interests on issues impacting veterinary medicine. Attendance at Chapters and Associate meetings is very important. As a critical link in the chain of organized veterinary medicine, local group programs and resources will help students acquire a broader knowledge of the veterinary profession and a higher degree of professionalism. Each chapter and Associate organization elects two faculty advisors who are A VMA members knowledgeable about organized veterinary medicine and the programs / policies of the AVMA.

2- National Society of Phi Zeta (Veterinary Honor Society) The purpose of this society is to recognize and encourage high scholarship and ethical standards in veterinary medicine and to honor individuals who have completed two years and one term of course instruction and who meet all other criteria of scholarship, service and conduct are eligible for membership.

3- Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA AAHA) is an organization pledged to the health care of companion animals and to the advancement of the profession of veterinary medicine. All veterinary students in good standing are eligible for membership in the Student Chapter of AAHA

4. American Chapter of the American Association of Avian Veterinarians and Zoo Veterinarians (AAAV / AAZV). The AAAV / AAZV promotes education and health care for birds and zoo animals. Members receives subscription to zoological magazine, visit local zoos, participate in various wet labs during the semester, attend meetings in which speakers present information on reptiles, avian, etc.

5. Student Chapter of the Amertcan Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) The purpose of AABP is to promote the interest, improve the public stature, and increase the knowledge in the field of diary and beef cattle practice. Veterinary medical students are eligible for membership in AABP.

6. Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) The purpose of AAEP is to provide exchange of professional knowledge among student for the advancement of equine health and the horse industry. Veterinary students are eligible for membership in the Student Chapter of AAEP. Members are to attend wet labs on hoof care, handling and restraint of horses, inserting nasogastric tubes, drawing of blood, vaccinations, etc. There are equine rounds every Friday at noon and meetings are held twice a month.

7. Student Chapter of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) The purpose of AASRP is to expand the student's knowledge of small ruminant medicine and management. All veterinary medical students in good standing are eligible for membership in AASRP.

8. Christian Veterinary Fellowship(CVF) CVF is an organization that serves as a source of support for anyone who is seeking to know or have a deeper relationship with God. Membership is open to all veterinary students, faculty and staff.

9. Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) The purpose of AAFP if to promote the interest, improve the stature and increase the knowledge of students in the field of feline health, medicine, behavior, and surgery. All veterinary students in good standings are eligible for membership. All members attend meetings in which speakers make presentations on feline leukemia, feline reproduction, feline diabetes, feline reproduction, nutrition, etc. In addition, members are expected to make field trips to Montgomery Zoo and feline clinic in Montgomery and Atlanta. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month.

10- Student Chapter of the Association of Women Veterinarians (AWV) AWV works for the advancement of women in veterinary medicine by bringing them together to share knowledge, support, and friendship. Both female and male veterinary medical students in good standing are eligible for membership.

11- Human Animal Bond/Behavior Club (HABAB) HABAB promotes programs and activities designed to increase awareness of the impact animals and people have on each other, to teach normal and abnormal behavior, and to illustrate the value of pet facilitated therapy.

12- Pi Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma (OTS) Omega Tau Sigma is a nationally recognized professional veterinary medical fraternity, whose goal is to foster the development of well rounded, ethical veterinarians who will be better able to serve the needs of the public by taking part in community service, education, and philanthropy.

13- Student Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society (SVECCS) SVECCS is devoted to introducing the student of a variety of critical and emergency care situations that are encountered in the clinical environment of large and small animal practitioners and emergency specialists. Hands-on experiences (wet labs) are presented at regular meetings. A membership fee is necessary to become an active member of the society. Non-members are charged an admission fee for each wet lab

14- Each Veterinary Class (First, Second, Third and Fourth Year) The veterinary student body is organized into four classes, as the First, Second, Third and Fourth Year. Classes are responsible for different duties of the veterinary student body. Some examples are: the First Year Class is responsible for decorating for the Christmas, Second Year Class is responsible for Homecoming activities, Third Year Class is responsible for hosting and providing the Junior­Senior Banquet. All classes participate in a school-wide book drive.



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