Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology (SFT)

Welcome to the Auburn University student Society for Theriogenology Chapter, and fear not: if you don’t know what the word “theriogenology” means, then you are not alone! Theriogenology is the study of animal reproduction. Etymologically, Theriogenology is derived from the ancient Greek words ‘Therio’ (meaning beast or animal), ‘Gen’ (meaning genesis or creation), and ‘ology’ (meaning the study of).

Our Mission

The Society for Theriogenology is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction, whose mission is to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to veterinarians, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology.

What We Do

At Auburn’s student SFT chapter, we strive to put the national SFT mission into action by providing hands-on educational opportunities for our members that go above and beyond what students will learn in the classroom.  These include lectures over a wide range of topics, and wet labs that cover semen collection, rectal palpation, artificial insemination (AI) techniques, and more.  Our most popular activity is foal watch. Foal watch allows students to get hands on experience with the very complicated process of equine parturition and foal handling/training. Teams are put together every spring semester, and all interested individuals are eligible to participate.  

Recent News

Auburn University CVM was represented with esteem this past summer by those active in the AUCVM student chapter of the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) as the chapter was voted the Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) by the SFT board of directors.  In winning the award, the AUCVM student SFT chapter also won $1,400 in scholarship money, which is to be put towards activities in the coming year. Officers are enthusiastic about using the scholarship money to provide a diverse range of activities for their student members. So, if you see a student SFT chapter member in the hall, congratulate them, and ask how you can join the club today!


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