American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
The Auburn Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), is an internal medicine club for Auburn veterinary students to expand their knowledge and experience beyond the classroom. Students interested in one or more of the recognized ACVIM specialities- Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Small Animal Internal Medicine, and Large Animal Internal Medicine-are encouraged to join. This group also provides additional information about the specialization process for those students interested.
Principle activities, events, or programs:
Auburn ACVIM hosts monthly lunch or dinner meetings, which are usually lectures or case presentations by ACVIM Diplomates. Food is served to members at all meetings except wet labs. Wet labs are offered about once a semester, allowing members to get some hands-on experience. Labs have included imaging techniques, specialty exams, and product demonstrations.
How this group’s activities benefit the profession, university, and community:
This group strives to give veterinary students more information regarding ACVIM specialties, enabling students to become more knowledgeable veterinary professionals. This group has a booth at the AUCVM’s annual Open House, where officers and members engage future students and interested community members. Though a small club, we are investigating fundraising ideas that would benefit the university and/or community.
How to get involved with this group:
All interested Auburn veterinary students may join this club. Dues are $25/year or $15/semester, which covers the cost of food served at meetings and wet lab supplies. There is an annual interest meeting early each fall semester in order to reach out to new members, but you can join anytime. Lecture meetings are open to the entire school, so anyone interested is welcome to listen and join in.
President: Katie Goebel
Vice President: Kelly Himeback
Secretary: Sara Berge
Treasurer: Sara Berge