Our SCAVMA Chapter is the umbrella organization for a variety of clubs offered at the Veterinary School which serve to supplement a specific interest you may have in the veterinary profession. Each club has scheduled meetings throughout the academic year during the common lunch hour where they will discuss upcoming events, speakers, wet labs etc. Many corporations also have student representatives within the school to assist with providing information about their services and products to our students. Upcoming meetings and events taking place can be found on the SCAVMA Calendar.
**In order to be a part of any organization at the veterinary school, you must be in "Good Standing" with SCAVMA**
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
President: Prikenya Revis (2016)
National Website: www.aahanet.org
The purpose of AAHA is to: Enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, Enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to Meet the public's needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE PRACTIONERS (AAEP)
President: Caroline Brown (2017)
National Website: www.aaep.org
The student chapter of American association of equine practitioners is aimed to help equine oriented students fulfill their career goals of becoming equine practitioners. By being a member of AAEP, you will be able to participate in educational lectures, wet labs with hands on experience, and travel to AAEP conferences
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SMALL RUMINANT PRACTIONERS (AASRP)
President: Miguel A. Nieves-Maldonado
National Website: www.aasrp.com
AASRP is committed to furthering the health and welfare of small ruminants. We are excited as this year's speaking engagements and wetlabs provide us with the opportunity to share relevant information on current topics. Our officer's board also looks forward to working with AABP on conjoined activities.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LABORATORY ANIMAL PRACTIONERS (ASLAP)
President: Patrick Mills (2017)
National Website: www.aslap.org
To encourage and enlighten the development and dissemination of knowledge in areas related to laboratory animal practice. This includes establishing awareness of lab animal medicine among all fields of the veterinary community.
To provide a mechanism for the exchange of scientific and technical information among veterinarians and veterinary students engaged in laboratory animal practice and to develop and nurture relationships between active veterinarians in the profession and aspiring students.
To provide training for future veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal practice in order to achieve a higher excellence in the field.s
TUSVM AQUATICS CLUB
President: President: Jacqueline Elliott (2017), email@example.com
The TUSVM Aquatics Club is nationally recognized student chapter of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. The goal of this organization is to expose interested students in the various aspects and nuances to aquatic animal husbandry and medicine as well as to expand their professional network to include the global members and information available to them by way of the WAVMA organization.
CHRISTIAN VETERINARY MISSION (CVM)
President: Annie Hodge (2017), firstname.lastname@example.org
National Website: www.cvmusa.org
CVM's mission is to challenge, empower, and facilitate veterinarians to serve others through their profession, living out their Christian faith. CVM also provides education and encouragement for those who desire to minister through service, prayer, relationship building, and modeling Christ's love.
HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICINE CLUB (SAHVMA)
President: Dianicia Kirton
Club Email: TUCVMholistic@gmail.com
National Website: http://students.ahvma.org
Holistic medicine, by its very nature, is humane to the core. The techniques used in holistic medicine are gentle, minimally invasive, and incorporate patient well-being and stress reduction. Holistic thinking is centered on love, empathy, and respect. The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club's mission is to foster and promote interest in the numerous aspects of holistic veterinary medicine such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine and many others. We aim to provide TUCVM with information and opportunities to explore and pursue holistic modalities for an integrative approach to animal wellness.
Latin American Veterinary Student Association (LAVSA)
President: Melissa Cuerda-Sanchez (2017) email@example.com
LAVSA stands for Latin American Veterinary Students Association. Through the years, the
university has had a significant number of Latin students who unconsciously joined together to aid each other through the strenuous years of Veterinary Medicine. Realizing that collectively we are stronger and better prepared to achieve our professional goals, we created LAVSA to join in the community. Our mission is to promote social interaction and mutual support among minority students with a Latin American culture. Our vision is to have a Latin American community united not only in the Tuskegee Veterinary Medicine School Faculty but also form a bridge with the other faculties in Tuskegee University to bring cultural diversity awareness among fellow colleagues.
PUBLIC HEALTH CLUB
National Website: www.aaphv.org
The Public Health Club hopes to provide exposure and understanding of various veterinary positions in public health, intern/externships, areas in public health education post DVM, and the different industries that utilize public health veterinarians. Students will have the opportunity to be a part of an up and coming organization where they will be able to build a network through the students, our alumni, and many others working in this field.
STUDENT MINORITY RECRUITMENT TEAM (SMRT)
President: Casey Graves (2016),
The purpose of SMRT is to aid in increasing the enrollment of minority students in the field of Veterinary Medical Schools by creating awareness to minority students of ALL ages of the opportunities available for them and the need for their presence in the Veterinary Medical field.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BOVINE PRACTIONERS (AABP)
President: Robert Alonso (2017)
National Website: www.aabp.org
The purpose of AABP is to create interest in cattle-oriented medicine. We do so by increasing the hands-on opportunities students have, as well as bringing speakers to talk about topics involving current trends on cattle medicine and practices.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTIONERS
President: Jacqueline Elliott (2017), firstname.lastname@example.org
National Website: www.catvets.com
The objective of the TUSVM Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners is to supplement veterinary students' education regarding feline medicine, surgery, and behavior. The club provides opportunities to gain knowledge and experience through lectures, field trips and wet labs.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (ACVIM)
President: Rachel Arnold (2017),
National Website: www.acvim.org
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), the national certifying organization for veterinary specialists in large and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, and oncology. Student Affiliates will be educated on the referral process (the relationship between a general practitioner and specialist) and how to develop referral relationships after graduation. The Chapter may be involved in the organization of scholarly activities, speaking engagements, and symposiums that will benefit and help educate the Chapter’s Student Affiliates.
AMERICAN VETERINARY DENTAL SOCIETY (AVDS)
National Website: www.avds-online.org
AVDS has created a forum for advancing the knowledge, education, and awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, students and the public. Through our efforts, we are successfully increasing awareness of the importance of this facet of animal medicine.
President: Andrea Hernandez-Bures (2017), email@example.com
The goal of the Canine Club at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is to provide events, educational talks, demonstrations, and wet labs to the students and our community. We also help support the local Macon County Humane Society. In addition, we have a partnership with Purina where they provide the Purina shed with discounted dog and cat food in which the proceeds support our club and its goals.
HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND/ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR CLUB (HABAB)
President: Esther (Hee Young) Eng
HABAB believes in the existence of the human-animal bond and its importance to client and community health, that the human-animal bond has existed for thousands of years, and that the human-animal bond has major significance for veterinary medicine, because, as veterinary medicine serves society, it fulfills both human and animal needs.
Our goal is to impart the importance and knowledge of animal behaviors to be utilized for safety of animals/staff while providing the best clinical care and strengthening the human-animal bond.
OMEGA TAU SIGMA (OTS)
President: Bobby Huey (2017),
National Website: www.omegatausigma.org
Omega Tau Sigma is an international veterinary fraternity founded in 1906 that encourages and fosters the development of well-rounded, ethical veterinarians. OTS instills the principles of honesty, morality, resourcefulness, and fraternal love in all its members. Attracted and admitted into this fraternity are those students with high professional ideals and excellent character.
SHELTER MEDICINE CLUB
President: Rachael Wooten (2017),
The Shelter Medicine Club focuses on animal welfare by raising awareness of homeless pets and pet overpopulation.
STUDENT VETERINARY EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE SOCIETY (SVECCS)
President: Jessica Perkins (2017), firstname.lastname@example.org
National Website: www.sveccs.org
SVECCS is an organization that educates students on all aspects of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine through hands-on labs and lectures.
TUSVM ZOO AND EXOTICS CLUB
President: Anirilys Solivan-Diaz (2017)
The TUSVM Zoo and Exotics Club aims to expose all students to as many aspects of exotic animal medicine as possible in order to promote a well-rounded veterinary education needed for the care of all animals. The club provides students with an opportunity to learn about exotic animal health, handling and medicine. Interested students become more familiar with exotic species ranging from species commonly seen in private practice to wildlife through lectures, wet labs and field trips.
VETERINARY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (VBMA)
President: Shune Hirota (2017), email@example.com
National Website: www.vbma.biz
The Veterinary Business Management Association is a 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. Through their involvement in this organization, veterinary students develop communication, customer service, negotiation, leadership, and managerial skills that enable them to elevate their careers and our profession as a whole. The VBMA enables students to pursue their own educational interests through lectures and hands-on experiences and provides them with guidance from the best veterinary business speakers and consultants in the world.