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CLUBS

Below is a list of all the clubs that fall under SCAVMA at Mississippi State University. To contact a club president or any officer, please click on their name.

AABP - American Association of Bovine Practitioners

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is the club to join if you are interested in food animal medicine. Meetings, with a meal, are held monthly with guest speakers, faculty or staff from the MSU-CVM. This is a great club for anyone interested in food animal medicine or individuals with experience in food animal medicine. We also offer practical experience through multiple wet labs. Just some examples are the basic cattle handling lab, palpation/artificial insemination lab, dystocia lab, and field necropsy. Club dues grant you membership into the national AABP, which offers numerous scholarship and externship opportunities. Also, at the end of the year, we have a steak dinner to celebrate our club! We hope to see you at our first meeting!

President: Austin Whitmon
Vice President: Breanna Brown
Secretary/Treasurer:
Whitney Brown
Advisor: Dr. Brett and Dr. Meiring
Dues: First Year Dues : $25
Returning Members Dues: $20

AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is the largest professional organization of equine veterinarians. The Mississippi State Student Chapter of the AAEP strives to provide its members with hands-on horse experience and the most up to date information on equine veterinary care. Monthly meetings are held on a variety of topics such as farrier work, dental care, nutrition, therapeutic riding, diagnostic techniques, surgery and lameness. Guest speakers from around the country are invited to lecture and field trips or wet labs are planned throughout the year to give members hands-on experience. This past year we had labs on horse handling, physical exams, and colic surgery. We will feature the same labs but are adding labs on dentistry and podiatry. Dues are $35 for national AAEP membership and $25 for student chapter membership with the option available to only join the student chapter. However, to be eligible for wet labs, conferences or scholarships where funding is provided by the AAEP, members must be in good standing with the national AAEP. For more information about joining our national chapter please visit http://www.aaep.org/info/join-aaep-302. .

President:
Jessica Zehr
Vice President: Juliana Santiago
Secretary:
Bastiana Rodebaugh
Treasurer:
Kelsie Penny
Advisor: Dr. Cathleen Mochal
Dues: $25


AAFP - American Association of Feline Practitioners

AAFP is a club that is all about cats. Our curriculum tends to focus more on dogs than cats, so AAFP provides an excellent opportunity to learn some of the specific feline diseases and be introduced to topics like feline radiology, common behavior issues, owning a feline only practice, and proper restraint. We also cover topics such as exotic cat husbandry, which we experience through a trip to the local exotic cat sanctuary where members are able to get up close and personal with several of their large cats including lions and tigers! There are even opportunities to receive free feline products as an AAFP member!
Even if you don’t particularly care for cats, 24% of the questions on the NAVLE are feline-related—the same percentage as for dogs. AAFP typically meets once a month for a lecture on an important feline topic. We are also planning additional activities such as the trip to Cedar Hill sanctuary, food drives, a feline necropsy wet lab, and an amazing spay/neuter wet lab where students are able to practice spaying and neutering procedures on feline cadavers! We have also started a feline fostering program with CASA and are hoping to develop a trap-neuter-release program here at MSU-CVM with the Shelter Club.
Whether you love cats and want to become a feline-only specialist or would rather they keep their distance, it’s important we all learn about feline medicine and the AAFP is a great club for that. We hope to see you at our first meeting!

President:
Jenna Hoden - Alden
Vice President: Samantha Blossom
Secretary:
Gabby Ruble
Treasurer:
Whitney Brown
Advisor: Dr. Sharon Grace
Dues: $30


Alpha Psi

Alpha Psi is a National Veterinary Fraternity that, for many years, has carried on traditions and values of the Veterinary Medical career. Our Chapter hosts several socials events to include tailgates, Spring Formal, Halloween Party, Crawfish Boil, and a few new ones that are in the works. We also host monthly happy hours at varying locations around Starkville to sit-back and relax, while enjoying the company of our peers and the fine foods of the area. In addition to all the fun, we also participate in several philanthropic activities through out the year. As a member of Alpha Psi, you will be provided the opportunity to attend Alpha Psi National Convention at one of the varying schools across the country. We also provides an excellent atmosphere to build future connections and allows students to enjoy the social aspect of Vet school to the fullest extent.

President:
Blake Crawford
Vice President: Madison Wilson
Secretary:
Nicole Rowbotham
Treasurer:
Shannon Bieber
Philanthropy:
Brittany Sovine
Social Chair:
Avery Smith
Advisor:
Dr. Ben Nabors
Dues (couple prices apply to a significant other that is NOT a vet student):
1st year dues: $65 ($100 couple)
2nd year dues: $65 ($100 couple)
3rd year dues: $35 ($50 couple)
4th year dues: $10 ($30 couple)


SCAVSAB- Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior is a club dedicated to understanding the nuances of animal behavior, and using that knowledge to improve the relationship with our pets. There are a lot of great meetings planned for this year, including interactive lectures on how to approach basic behavior problems in companion animals and certain exotic species, demonstrations with police dogs, workshops on how to use behavior modifying canine equipment, and much more! The goal of this club is to help all members understand the concepts of animal behavior as they relate to veterinary medicine and how to apply this in a clinical setting. Feel free to contact any of the officers with any questions!

President:
Sarah McNair
Vice President: Gianna Coveli
Treasurer:
Margeret Saverence
Advisor: Dr. Sharon Grace
Dues: $10


ASLAP - American Society of Lab Animal Practitioners

The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) is the only organization that directly represents laboratory animal practitioners within the AVMA. The purpose of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners is to foster educational activities in the veterinary specialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine and to familiarize the members with standards and regulations pertaining to this discipline. The MSU CVM chapter of ASLAP will hold events directed at educating members on ethical issues and concerns in using research animals, exposure to different aspects of the career of a laboratory animal veterinarian, bring speakers from the field, and organize trips to various research facilities. Club members are encouraged, but not required, to join the national ASLAP society as well. We plan to make this club a resource for not only those students interested in lab animal medicine, but also anyone interested in research and animal welfare issues.

President:
Julie Holdridge
Vice President/ Treasurer: Ashley Varley
Secretary/Treasurer:
Kayla Alexander
Advisor: Dr. Lucy Senter
Dues: $20


CVF - Christian Veterinary Fellowship

Christian Veterinary Fellowship is the student chapter of the Christian Veterinary Mission that promotes spiritual growth and professional development of veterinary students. This organization will provide encouragement for your Christian walk and opportunities to serve Christ as a veterinarian. We meet every Friday at noon for fellowship and a devotional. We also participate in local service projects as well as foreign mission trips. We are also planning several social events as well. The mission statement of Christian Veterinary Mission is: “To challenge, empower and facilitate veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith.” God Bless!

President:
Jenna Hoden
Secretary: Jessica Sherman
Fundraising/Social Chair: Tara Kaltenbach
Mission Coordinator/Primary Devotion Leader:
Chelsea Geyer
Treasurer:
TJ Brady
Philanthropy:
Crystal Clayton
Advisor: Dr. Skip Jack
Dues: $20


SCACVP- Student Chapter Association of Clinical Veterinary Pathologists

The Path Club is a club dedicated to making the study of pathology more enjoyable. Pathology is the study of disease. It is also the basis of at least 3 major courses taken at MSU CVM. This is a club where there will be plenty of wet labs. Throughout the year there will be necropsies on as many different species as possible. If you're in it for the disease (and not afraid to get messy), then the Path Club might just be for you!

President:
Sam Hughes
Vice President: Acacia Cooper
Secretary:
Anne Elise Hertl
Treasurer:
Alex Shealy
Advisor: Dr. Alicia Olivier
Dues: $15


SCAVIM - Student Chapter of the American College of Internal Medicine

SCACVIM is a club for students that want to begin applying classroom material to a clinical setting. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in internal medicine or just want to increase your knowledge of internal medicine cases, this club is designed for you! At monthly meetings you will be introduced to an interesting small or large animal case, usually by one of our very own board-certified internists on faculty. As a group we work through the case presented with rule outs, diagnostic tests, symptoms etc. Last year we offered first hand exposure to diagnostic techniques like ultrasound and this year will be similar with either an ultrasound, echocardiogram, or endoscopy wet lab.

President:
Christina Weise
Advisor: Dr. Sherrill Fleming
Dues: $20


SCASV - Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Shelter medicine is a unique field of veterinary medicine that is rapidly growing. The Shelter Medicine Club is a student chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians as well as the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. The mission of these organizations is to improve the health and well-being of animals in shelters through the advancement of shelter medicine as well as to advocate for humane treatment of all animals through educational presentations, community service programs, and other activities. Through this club, you will have the opportunity to hear from some exceptional speakers and discuss with them the multiple aspects of shelter medicine. We will have monthly meetings focused on the control of infectious diseases and trauma in shelter settings, shelter animal behavioral rehabilitation, pet sterilization methods and trap-neuter-release programs, as well as the veterinarian’s role in animal cruelty prevention, recognition, and reporting.

President: Paige Anderson
Vice President: Kristen Frank
Secretary/Treasurer:
Margeret Saverence
Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Woodruff
Dues: $20


SCAVMA - Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) was created in 1969 as the national organization of veterinary students, which has enabled individual Student Chapters of the AVMA (SCAVMAs) to function effectively as a single unit on the national level. Currently, SAVMA is comprised of 35 student chapters (30 in the U.S., 1 in Canada, 2 in the Caribbean, and 2 in the United Kingdom) at accredited veterinary medical schools/colleges and one student association organization in the Caribbean representing a total of over 15,000 veterinary student members and associate members. Being a member in Good Standing of SCAVMA for all 4 years of veterinary school will allow each student to be automatically converted to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). Being part of SCAVMA or the AVMA will provide educational opportunities, legal and medical insurances. The AVMA works with federal and local legislatures to formulate legislation that affects students and veterinarians. President:
Katie Garrett
Senior Delegate: Brandi Amos
Fundraising Chair: Jessica Wigley
Secretary:
Sadie Krauch
Treasurer: Kim Ross
Social Chair: Anna Hubbell
IVSA Liason: Jaime Rutter
Webmaster/Vet Gazette: Robert Loper
Class of 2018 Representative: Megan Pratt
Class of 2019 Representative: Sydney Hayter
Class of 2020 Representative: Paige Anderson
Class of 2021 Representative:
Advisors: Dr. Linford and Dr. Grissett


SCDART - Student Chapter of the Disaster Animal Response Team

In this club, students with interests in disaster or emergency response related to wildlife, domestic animals, and the environment will find opportunities to make an impact. Students and faculty, work alongside state and/or federal agencies (MEMA, FEMA, USDA, etc.). New members will be trained in certain aspects of the National Incident Management System (ICS-100, 200, 700), and the group will likely be involved in different training activities over the school year. Members completing the National Incident Management and signed up with MART will have received the training and certificates necessary to assist in emergency or disaster situations, such as the Alabama tornadoes or Hurricane Katrina. Potential training exercises include Ropes Training, Search and Rescue Dogs, and courses offered through FEMA. Members may also have the opportunity to work and train with First Responders (Fire, Police, etc.) on matters such as pet first aid.

President: Jaime Rutter
Vice President: Hanna Urig
Treasurer:
Chelsie Abston
Secretary:
Carley Wigley
Advisor: Dr. Carla Huston
Dues: $20


Surgery Club

The Surgery Club at MSU-CVM is a student organization for those interested in the field of surgery. As always, our goal is to promote the education of vet students here at Mississippi State and stimulate an interest in veterinary surgery. We will present lectures and provide experiences that introduce you to various surgical topics, techniques and procedures. The Surgery Club combines topics related to both large and small animal surgery, and offers several wet labs that provide great hands-on experience. Planned events include an orthopedic wet lab, a suture lab, and a number of invited guest speakers. This club is a great way to foster those interested in veterinary surgery and facilitate communication and interaction between vet students and vet surgeons here at MSU-CVM. We encourage you to contact any of the club officers and look forward to seeing you at our interest meeting in the Fall.

President:
Erin Close
Vice President: Whitney Maloney
Secretary:
Alex Shealy
Treasurer:
Will Crosby
Advisors: Dr. Diana Eubanks and Dr. Ryan Butler
First Year Dues: $25
Second Year Dues: $20
Third and Fourth Year Dues: $10



SVECCS - Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

We are the Mississippi State University chapter of the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. SVECCS partners with our parent organization (VECCS) in order to give veterinary students the opportunity to learn what it means to be in the exciting field of emergency medicine. Emergency and critical care is highly diverse and encompasses many aspects of small animal, large animal, and exotic animal medicine. We aim to provide lectures and wet labs that will expose students to some of what they could see in real world practice, even if they do not envision a career in emergency medicine. Our wet labs provide fun, hands-on learning experiences taught by ICU clinicians that allow students to move out of the classroom and practice procedures that they will encounter in their 3rd and 4th years. Come join us and feel the rush!

President:
Whitney Maloney
Vice President: Anna Hubbell
Secretary:
Kim Ross
Treasurer:
Chase Waldrip
Advisor: Dr. Brittany Thames
Dues: $35


Theriogenology Club

Theriogenology Club is an organization designed to bring future veterinarians together that have an interest in reproductive physiology. From companion animals to livestock and equine, this club covers it all. Our officers work to ensure this organization is active and our members get the hands on experience we need to put us one step ahead for the classroom, clinics and one day, practice. We coordinate with experts in this field to balance presentations in the lecture room with wet labs. From palpation labs out at the farm, to artificial insemination of both small and large animals, this club aims to keep its members as active as possible. Whether you have never been exposed to reproductive physiology and only have a slight interest, to an avid cattle or dog breeder, Theriogenology Club is for you!

President:
Rebecca Leach
Vice President: Bastiana Rodebaugh
Secretary/Treasurer:
Austin Whitmon
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Walters
Dues: $20


VBMA - Veterinary Business Management Association

The Veterinary Business Management Association is a national, student-driven organization dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities, and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals. The business-side of veterinary medicine is not heavily emphasized in the academic curriculum, and we want to ensure that every student has the chance to learn the business skills that will maximize their financial success through their medical skills.
The VBMA now offers two business certificate programs: silver and gold levels. Both are nationally recognized by employers and will give students an advantage when job searching or owning private practice. These programs supply students with a vast amount of knowledge in the many facets of veterinary business management. Our annual dues are $25.00/year with the option of paying $60.00 upfront for a four-year membership with the special perks of receiving free personalized business cards and a gift from the VBMA upon graduation. General membership benefits include discounts on required textbooks and additional leadership roles are available at both the local chapter and national levels, as well as the discount and opportunities to learn from nationally known speakers in veterinary business management. We look forward to meeting the Class of 2018! Upperclassmen are eligible to be grandfathered in at the previous dues, but please contact the president for more information.

President:
Blair Bennett
Vice President: Blake Crawford
Treasurer: Megan Violand
Secretary: Jessica Wigley
Event Coordinator: Brandie Amos
Advisor: Dr. Joey Burt
Dues: $40/year, $90/4 years with free business cards


WEEZAM - Wildlife Exotic Zoo Avian and Aquatic Medicine

Welcome Class of 2020! The purpose of the WEZAAM (Wildlife, Exotic, Zoo, Avian, and Aquatic Animal Medicine) club here at MSU-CVM is to expose members to a variety of animal species that do not receive much class or rotation time. The club informs students about veterinary medicine with respect to the world of exotic animals and provides a way for those interested in wildlife and exotic medicine to pursue their passion. Club dues cover guest lecturers, food, t-shirt, wet labs, and field trips throughout the school year. Field trips and labs include: a behind the scenes tour of the Memphis Zoo, a trip to Cedar Hill Cat Sanctuary, and a chemical immobilization delivery lab plus we are looking to expand this coming year! If you have any interest in or would like to expand your knowledge of exotic animals this club is a great opportunity.

President: Skylar Hensarling
Vice President: Carley Wigley
Secretaryr:
Sam hughes
Treasurer:
Chelsie Abston
Advisor: Dr. Jeb Cade
Dues: $35



NON-SCAVMA CLUBS

Below is a list of all the clubs that are not affiliated with SCAVMA at Mississippi State University. To contact a club president, please click on their name.

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Radiology Club

Radiology club gives students an opportunity to get additional exposure to radiology outside of what is offered in the MSU-CVM curriculum. Radiology is a modality that most general practitioners will use on a daily basis. However, it’s not easy to become proficient at reading radiographs, but practice makes perfect! Possible topics we will be covering this year include CT/MRI, echocardiograms, opportunities for radiologists in private practices, ultrasound wet labs, radiograph wet labs, and much more! We also have plans to have a regular meeting times where we go over a case that students have had a week to go over. Although we are a new club, we have big plans for the future. We hope to see you at our first meeting!

Advisor: Dr. Brinkman-Ferguson
Dues: $15


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Homeward Bound

Mission statement- The Homeward Bound Project of MS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization operating since 2007 in Starkville, MS. Homeward Bound is run entirely by volunteers, most of whom are attending or working at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. They work with shelters in Mississippi to transport adoptable dogs and cats to adoption guaranteed rescues in the Northeast, thereby giving them a chance at a better life. Homeward Bound volunteers are incredibly passionate about the work they do and we welcome you to find that passion too! We have no dues and are not a SCAVMA club but you can get SCAVMA points for volunteering.


Homeward Bound Dogs
Foster Coordinator :
Sadie Wood
Adoption Corrdinator : Kim Ross
Volunteer Coordinator:
Jenna Hoden
Treasurer:
Haleigh Schreckengost
Medical Records Coordinator:
Kristen Frank
Homeward Bound Cats
Kitten Adoption Coordinator:
Kelsey Traylor
Kitten Foster Coordinator:
Brandie Amos
Kitten Foster Coordinator:
Carley Bardwell
Kitten Medical Records Coordinator:
Gabby Ruble
Director:
Terri Snead

WAVMA - World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association

The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association was established in 2006 with the purpose of catering to the growing field of aquatic veterinary medicine, and the MSU CVM WAVMA chapter is one of only 10 student chapters in the country. The goal of the club is to expose veterinary students to the many opportunities within the field of aquatic medicine. This year our main project will be assembling a dolphin skeleton for display at the school. In addition to this project, we plan to take trips to the Tennessee Aquarium and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, have wet labs for electrofishing and fish dissections, and hear from speakers who have experience in different aspects of aquatic medicine. This club is a great opportunity for anyone already wishing to pursue a career in aquatic veterinary medicine, as well as anyone who would like to learn about the possibilities within the field!

President:
Alex Shealy

Vice President: Logan Real

Secretary:
Will Crosby

Treasurer:
Chase Waldrip

Freshman Representative:

Freshman Representative:

Advisor: Dr. Baumgartner

Dues: $25

V.O.I.C.E.


President:
Paige Anderson

Vice President: Emily Lloyd

Secretary/Treasurer:
Will Crosby

Advisor: Dr. Patty Lathan

Dues: N/A

One Health


SRSP - Small Ruminant, Swine, and Poultry Club


President:
Katie Garrett

Vice President: Carley Wigley

Secretary/Treasurer:
Breanna Brown

AAAP (Poultry) Rep:
Blair Bennet

AASV (Swine) Rep:
Will Crosby

AASRP (Small Ruminants) Rep:
Rachel Wilson

Advisor: Dr. Sherrill Fleming
Dues: N/A

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Broad Spectrum


President:
Sam Hughes

Vice President: Kelsey Traylor

Secretary/Treasurer:
Jessie Wigley

Advisor: Dr. Patty Lathan
Dues: N/A

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