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BMVS-GSA Mission Statement and History


We are a fairly new organization within the Veterinary College. The BMVS-GSA was started in September 2005 by a group of inspired graduate students under the leadership of Shivakumara Siddaramappa and with extreme support from Dr. Roger Avery, the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies at VA-MD Vet Med. With the recruitment of fellow graduate students, an executive board was created to oversee the Association. In its first year, the BMVS-GSA has met on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to discuss concerns of graduate students and foster a sense of community amongst students and faculty. With its recent change of officers, we are hoping that the Association will advance even more.

Mission Statement

"To promote academic, socio-cultural, and service opportunities as well as the unity of graduate students, interns and residents in the BMVS program"

"To act as a source of information for BMVS graduate students, interns and residents on matters pertaining to survival and success in the program"

"To provide a forum to address the educational needs of BMVS graduate students, interns and residents and to offer guidance to resolve academic concerns amicably"