Surgery Club is a student organization established to provide veterinary students with an opportunity to gain additional knowledge in the areas of large and small animal veterinary surgery. We aim to provide students with lectures, case studies, hands on and shadowing opportunities while connecting students with surgical faculty and staff.
Principle activities, events, or programs:
During a semester, events range from lunch-and-learn meetings to wet labs. Meetings include lectures that discuss case presentations, specialty surgeries, board certification process, and cutting-edge technology. Previous wet labs have included cranial cruciate ligament repair, arthroscopy, sterile techniques, bone plating, and many others.
How this group’s activities benefit the profession, university, and community:
Surgery Club is not exclusive to students that intend to specialize but a valuable supplementation for future general practitioners. Our goal is to expose members to information that may not be provided in a traditional veterinary curriculum as well as provide additional surgical experience. Another goal is to connect members with surgical staff, clinics, and veterinary corporations. In our community, we have been able to raise money for a family in need during the holidays and have participated in the Relay for Life event which supports the American Cancer Society.
How to get involved with this group:
By paying semester dues, members have the opportunity to attend all club meetings and wet labs. We encourage members to run for officer positions when available. Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook page: AUCVM Surgery Club!
President: Carolina Ikard
Vice President: Alaine Gerughty
Secretary: Tabatha Higginbotham
Treasurer: Eva Mangan
Inventory Manager: Makenzie Costner