Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA)

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) at VA-MD Vet Med is the largest student organization at our school and is the umbrella organization for all other DVM student organizations.

SCAVMA Objectives

  • To act as a governing body for the DVM student organizations at VA-MD Vet Med.
  • To promote fellowship among students enrolled at VA-MD Vet Med.
  • To provide additional opportunities for members to gain knowledge and an understanding of professional ethics and conduct.
  • To develop leadership through conducting the chapterÂ’'s affairs.
  • To make available to members the opportunities offered by the American Veterinary Medical Association to its student chapters.
  • To promote a mutually beneficial relationship among the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), the general public, and SCAVMA.
  • To provide opportunities for the development of special interests within SCAVMA.

SCAVMA Membership & Benefits

Active membership is open to all full-time veterinary students enrolled in a program of study leading to a DVM from VA-MD Vet Med. Associate membership is open to all students enrolled in graduate programs at VA-MD Vet Med.

SCAVMA members are also eligible for the AVMA-GHLIT Student Health, Life, Disability and Dental Benefits. To learn more, contact Gillian Hopkins, our AVMA-GHLIT representative, at glotz@ft.newyorklife.com, 443-226-5850 (cell) or 410-740-4714 (office).

Contact

If you have questions about the chapter, please contact Allison Smith, SCAVMA President at allivt08@vt.edu.

Mailing Address:

SCAVMA
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061