Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS)
SVECCS promotes student participation and interest in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care by providing wet labs, rounds, and hosting a guest lecture series each month. Through our educational programs, SVECCS ultimately aims to elevate the quality of student’s future veterinary care. If you want to learn more about emergency medicine and get hands-on exerience, SVECCS is the club for you!
Principle activities, events, or programs:
SVECCS hosts monthly general lunch meetings, where AUCVM residents, attending veterinarians, and special guests present unique cases. We hold at least one wet lab per semester, where students can practice emergency procedures such as CPR, catheter placement, placing endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes, thracocentesis, and abdominocentesis. We also hold monthly ECC rounds, during which our members are walked through cases currently being attended in our small and large animal hospitals. On an annual basis, SVECCS members have the opportunity to attend the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS).
How this group’s activities benefit the profession, university, and community:
Through SVECCS, our mission is to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to help them to become better future veterinarians in practice. SVECCS is active in the Auburn community and regularly hosts fundraisers to benefit the club as well as the community. Our chapter of SVECCS holds at least one annual fundraiser whose proceeds go entirely to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Good Samaritan Fund.
How to get involved with this group:
Feel free to contact the club president, Katherine Armstrong, in person or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
President: Katherine Armstrong (2021)
Vice President: Alexa Simmons (2022)
Secretary: Madison Shore (2022)
Treasurer: Kaylee Simms (2022)