Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA)
The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) was created in 1969 as the national organization of veterinary students, which has enabled individual Student AVMA chapters to function effectively as a single unit on the national level. As of 2019, SAVMA is comprised of 36 student chapters at accredited veterinary medical schools/colleges representing a total of over 16,000 veterinary student members and associate members. The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) exists to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students in improving their lives, education, and career, along with securing a better future for our profession through collaboration with our parent organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Principle activities, events, or programs:
SAVMA provides a plethora of opportunities including continuing education lectures, wellness events, social events, and support to our members and the Auburn CVM.
How this group’s activities benefit the profession, university, and community:
Students who are dues paying members all four years of veterinary school and meet local chapter requirements are automatically converted to AVMA Membership at graduation. In addition, new graduates receive two additional years of reduced AVMA membership dues to lessen the financial burden of membership fees while searching for your veterinary career. During veterinary school, SAVMA members are eligible for national scholarship and have the opportunity to attend SAVMA Symposium in order to network with other veterinary students across the country and world.
How to get involved with this group:
Contact the current SAVMA President to become more involved. For more information visit https://www.avma.org/About/SAVMA/Pages/default.aspx.
President: Allie Ingram
Vice President: Meggan Gray (National Delegate)
Secretary: Mary Tress Eastham
Treasurer: Blayne Newsome
Class Representative: Carly Thaw
Community Service/Fundraising Chair: Makenzie Costner
Social Chair: Mary Eves
Standards Chair: Haley McNulty
IVSA Representative: Katelyn Kirtley