American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
The Auburn Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) provides members with the information and experiences needed to obtain a broad, comprehensive understanding of all branches of Internal Medicine, including Neurology, Oncology, Cardiology, and Small and Large Animal Internal Medicine. This group also provides additional information about the specialization process for those students interested.
Principle activities, events, or programs:
We host monthly lunch or dinner meetings, which are usually lectures or case presentations by ACVIM Diplomates. Our clinicians are passionate about what they teach and walk us through the complexities of clinical signs, differential diagnoses, diagnostics, and ultimately how they arrive at their final diagnosis on their respective specialty service. As a smaller club, we have the opportunity to make our meetings very interactive! 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: Jamie Libow
Vice President: Samantha Thomas
Secretary: Kendall Gunderson
Treasurer: Hannah Furgerson