American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA)
The Washington State
University College of Veterinary
Medicine's Student Chapter of
the American Veterinary Medical
Association is 1 of 28 chapters
from United State's and Canadian
Veterinary Colleges that
Student American Veterinary
Medical Association (SAVMA).
The Student American Veterinary
Medical Association's goals are
modeled after it's parent
organization, The American
Veterinary Medical Association
(AVMA). The AVMA's objectives
are "...to advance the science
and art of Veterinary Medicine,
including it s relationship to
agriculture and public health."
SAVMA was formed in 1969 and
today is comprised of over 8,000
veterinary medical students at
28 schools. The goals of the WSU
Student Chapter of the American
Veterinary Medical Association
- To promote a spirit of friendly relations among veterinary students.
- To provide additional opportunities for the members to gain professional
knowledge and an understanding of professional ethics and conduct.
- To demonstrate the virtues of organized effort.
- To promote an attitude of professionalism, fairness and honesty among
veterinary students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- To develop characteristics of leadership through training received in
conducting chapter affairs.
- To make available to the students, the opportunities offered by the AVMA
to it's student chapters.
SAVMA Symposium Funds
of Veterinary Medicine
Pullman, WA 99164-7010
SCAVMA is represented every year at the Student AVMA Educational
Symposium held in the spring and the AVMA convention in the summer.
The 2014 SAVMA Symposium was hosted by Colorado
State University, and was attended by 36 students
from WSU. 8 of those students were from our Utah
State University campus. There were many great wet
labs including equine reproduction, small animal
surgery, emergency preparedness, and sports
medicine. One of the many highlights were lectures
by Temple Grandin. Students were able to enjoy a
taste of old town Fort Collins’ food, dancing and
night life. WSU had many great teams compete in
several different events, placing 1st in Volleyball,
1st in Radiology, 2nd in Tug-O-War, and 4th overall
in team school competition. WSU was well
represented by the students that attended.
2013 symposium held at Louisiana State University
was attended by 26 students. Events included a
tiger tailgate, and a crawfish boil. Over 1300
students from veterinary schools across the U.S were
in attendance. The WSU team took 2nd place in the
SAVMA Challenge competition and received recognition
for being 1 of 6 schools with 100% conversion from
SAVMA/SCAVMA to AVMA membership.
2012 symposium was hosted by Purdue University
College of Veterinary Medicine located in West
Lafayette IN. 15 students were able to attend where
activities consisted of amazing wet-labs, fun day
lectures and even a St. Patrick's day celebration.
The closing Gala on the last day of symposium
featured Temple Grandin who helped to present SAVMA
awards and who gave a short speech on the role her
work has played in veterinary medicine.
2011 59 WSU students attended the SAVMA Symposium at
2010 49 WSU students attended the SAVMA
Symposium at Wisconsin
30 WSU students attended the SAVMA Symposium at Ohio State
- 2008 38 WSU students attended the SAVMA
Symposium at Auburn
- 2007 48 WSU students attended the SAVMA
Symposium at North Carolina
- 2006 at Minneapolis, 56 students attended,
- 2005 at Texas A & M, 49 students attended:
- 2004 at Tennesee,
- 2003 at Georgia,
- 2002 at Colorado, 74 students attended
- 2001 at Iowa, 24 students attended
SAVMA Symposium 2000 winning teams
- in 1999 the symposium was hosted by WSU
Photo Gallery of SAVMA Symposium 1999
- 1998 at Florida, 46 students attended
- 1997 at Purdue, 28 students attended
- 1996 in Oklahoma, WSU sent a total student representation of 25.
- 1995 at Illinois, WSU was represented by 11 educational team competition