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USU School of Veterinary Medicine Clubs

Class of 2017 Executive Body

The class raises (and expends) funds to support its fellow members through opportunities to increase their educational experiences: with offsite events, guest speakers, etc.

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Meetings:

semi-monthly on every other Wednesday.

Cost:

This club is free to become a member.

Contact

President: Josh Packer
Vice President: Loren Normandeau
Treasurer: Kristen Slattery
Secretary: Anika Ward
Sunshine: Abney Brown
Marshall: Mark Robison
Community/PR: Cat Van Dusen
Fundraising: Nicole Elbert
Historian: Ryann Healy
Student Faculty Rep: Nate Whiting
Curriculum Committee: Rachel Hill
UVMA Representative: Jake VanDyke
CVPA Representative: Jason Koroghli
SCAVMA Delegate: Ashley Coll
Faculty: Dr. Davies
Members: Entire class

Class of 2018 Executive Body

The class raises (and expends) funds to support its fellow members through opportunities to increase their educational experiences: with offsite events, guest speakers, etc.

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Meetings:

semi-monthly on every other Wednesday.

Cost:

This club is free to become a member.

Contact

President: Jacob Miller
Vice President: Megan Bohannon
Treasurer: Emily Hampden-Smith
Secretary: Lee Matheson
Sunshine: Tara Whalen
Historian: Stacie Anderson
Student Faculty Rep: Erin Hughes
Curriculum Committee: Catherine Crouch
UVMA Representative: Jared Hamilton
CVPA Representative: Kaitlyn Gowans
SCAVMA Jr. Delegate: Caleb Gwilliam
SCAVMA Class Representative: Lauren Michaud
Faculty: Dr. Davies
Members: Entire class

Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA)

The group raises (and expends) funds to support its fellow members through opportunities to increase their educational experiences: with offsite events, guest speakers, etc. Raises significant funds through the SCAVMA Bookstore run by students.

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Meetings

Semi-monthly on every other Wednesday. 

Cost:

$35 national membership fee.

Members:

Entire class

Contact:

2016 USU Rep. Audrey Raby
2017 USU Rep. Ashley Coll
2018 USU Rep. Caleb Gwilliam
Faculty: Dr. Davies Cost:

Ag Animal & Theriogenology (AKA Large Animal Club)

What is traditionally two clubs elsewhere is consolidated into one club at USU. The club is directed towards those interested in working with animals associated with agriculture practices. The emphasis on theriogenology will focus on advancing our knowledge and experience base on reproduction in animals. Due to the more readily available resources at hand, this will probably focus mostly on reproduction in ag animals, but we hope to expand it and include other animals too for those interested.

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Meetings

So far, we have not established a set meeting time, but if you’re interested you can message the president and your email will be added to the mailing list so you can be notified of our meetings in advance.

Organized

Fall 2013

Cost

$10/year

Officers

President: Kolby Talbot
VP: Casey Larsen
Treasure:  Allyson Atwell
Contact Information: kolbyktalbot@vetmed.wsu.edu

Members

Open to all vet med students.

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

A group of students striving to enhance equine medicine, be informed on factors affecting the horse industry, have opportunities for more hands on work with horses and lectures from equine practitioners.

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Meetings

Most likely 11:30 every other Wednesday

Contact

Contact: Marie Yamane
Faculty: Dr. Vanderwal and Dr. Stott Organized:
Spring 2013 Cost: National Membership Fee of $35

International Veterinary Student Association- IVSA Club

A club aimed to further veterinary education by exposing students to different cultures and methods of veterinary practice and by arranging student exchanges.

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Meetings

Times vary, but generally we have internationally-related lunch lectures on certain Wednesdays from 1:10-2:00.

Organized

Fall 2013 Cost: $10/year or $25/three years

Officers

USU-WSU Liaison: Cassie Westfall and Dani Rowen
Contact Information: cassiebw@gmail.com or daniellebelith@gmail.com

Members

Cassie Westfall, Dani Rowen, Ryann Healy, Chiara Velotta, Kristen Lucibello, Amanda Vockler, Jason Koroghli

Lab Animal Medicine Club

The purpose of this club is to provide educational opportunities to veterinary students who want to pursue a career in research and laboratory animal medicine.

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Organized:

Fall 2014

Officers:

Contact Information:

Members:

Preventative Health Club

This club was designed to provide preventative health care for veterinary students that have animals (cats and dogs) since we lack a teaching hospital. Each semester, we throw a student-run clinic to examine and treat our pets. Besides getting low cost preventatives for your animals, you get amazing hands on experience with doing physical exams, drawing blood, administering vaccinations, and writing a medical record. (You get to be the vet!) Additionally, this semester, the club will also host some informative lectures and labs on preventative health topics.

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Organized

2014

Contact

President: Lisa Martinez
Vice President: Jessica Nielsen
Treasurer: Erin Hughes
Secretary: Lauren Michaud
Advisor: Dr. Johanna Rigas

Shelter Medicine Club

This club focuses on shelter medicine, specifically in conjunction with the Cache Valley Humane Society. Members would volunteer to help out at the shelter and hopefully observe surgeries.This club is still in the works, but we are thinking about planning some trips to other humane societies and perhaps even to Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

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If you’d like to learn more about shelter medicine sign up for the email list or contact me.

Organized:

2012

Cost:

This hasn’t been decided yet, but would mostly be for gas costs to other shelters. It will most likely be low.

 

Contact

Officers: Lexi Harvey
Contact Information: lexi.harvey@vetmed.wsu.edu

Small Animal Specialty Club

The purposes of the USU SVM SAS are as follows: A) To provide opportunities for veterinary students to learn about small animal specialty options. B) To provide education to students about what each specialty entails, what education and skills are required for individual specialties and the benefits and drawbacks to doing a specialty in small animal medicine. 

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Contact

President: Erin Hughes
Advisor: Dr. Allison Willoughby

Surgery Club

The purpose of the Surgery Clubis to provide educational opportunities to veterinary students who want to expand their knowledge of surgical techniques and procedures.

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Organized:

Fall 2014

Cost:

$10/yearly

Contact

President (2018) Caleb Gwilliam
VP (2018) Casey Larsen
Event Coordinator(s): Jess Nielsen Secretary and Lisa Martinez
Treasurer Robby Bradford
PR Officer Jake Miller
Faculty Advisor Dr. Bart Gillespie
Contact: cegwilliam@vetmed.wsu.edu

Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

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. As a club, we plan to have many businesses, entrepreneurs, veterinarians, etc. come and talk to us about being successful in our veterinary business careers. Through the VBMA members can also earn a Business Certificate, which is recognized at graduation with cords and notation on transcript and diploma. There are also externship and national meeting opportunities associated with the VBMA.

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Organized:

Fall 2012

Cost:

$25/year (is going to be increased for next year $45)

Contact

Faculty: Kerry Rood
USU Rep: Jessica Nielsen
USU Rep: Erin Hughes

ZEW Club - Zoo, Exotic, and Wildlife

The purpose of ZEW Club shall be to provide current veterinary students attending USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine interested in zoo, exotics, and/or wildlife medicine an opportunity to learn more about those areas of medicine past what is learned in the standard curriculum. We seek to provide students with hands on opportunities and contacts with veterinarians currently in the profession.

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Meetings:

Meeting as needed but at least once a year and several events.

Organized:

Spring 2013

Cost:

$10

Contact:

President: Michael Sandstrom  
Vice President: Megan Bohannon
Secretary: Lexi Harvey
Treasurer: JJ Hansen
Contact info: michaelsan@vetmed.wsu.edu

Last Updated November 2014