College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Organizations

American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

The AVSAB is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Insight into animal behavior can strengthen the bond between owners and pets and enhance the welfare of veterinary patients.

The student chapter provides veterinary students with educational opportunities (lectures and workshops) in animal behavior and related subjects; club members in turn, provide behavior-related educational opportunities to the general public.   Activities include the ADOPT-A-DOG program in conjunction with the Whitman County Humane Society; a program designed to help teach students about basic animal training and behaviors. Students work with the shelter animals in order to help make them more adoptable. The group is working toward establishment of a therapy dog program in our community.


President: Teri Martindale

Last Edited: Jun 25, 2014 3:54 PM   

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