College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Organizations

Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Mission statement: "As an advocate for the profession of shelter veterinary medicine, the Association's mission is to advance the practice of shelter medicine and to further veterinary education and research as it relates to animals' health in shelters."
The Shelter Medicine Club is the Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV)

Constitution  Oct 2006

Officers 2014

President: Cassidy Michaelis
President Elect: Maxine Koyanagi
Vice President: Sara Lewis
Shelter Liaison: Heather Wright
Treasurer: Nicole Smith
Behavior Club Liaison: Rebecca Storck
USU Student Representative: Jessie Crozier
Advisor: Dr. Matt Mickas

Upcoming for 2010-2011

  • Accompany Dr. Mickas and 4th year students on trips to Whitman County Humane Society to examine animals
  • Trip to the new purpose-built shelter in Walla Walla.
  • Lecture by Dr. Hancock regarding historical and current health issues at shelters

Activities 2009-2010

  • 'Adopt' a dog program with Behavior Club- socialize and train a shelter dog so s/he can find a forever hom
  • Lecture by Charlie Powell regarding current legal issues in the veterinary profession, especially those involving homeless animals
  • Volunteer for hands on work with Feral Cat Solutions of Moscow. Volunteers help with wound care, preoperative preparation, anesthesia, and physicals; 3rd and 4th years may even be involved in surgeries.
  • Assist Whitman County Humane Society with Furball and other events throughout the year
  • Annual HomeAgain microchip clinic
  • Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser at the Spring Open House


Last Edited: Feb 25, 2014 3:28 PM   

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