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 Being a member of student and professional organizations can be vital to staying connected in the field of veterinary medicine and being aware of opportunities related to your specialties.

DVM Student & Professional Organizations

DVM Student Organizations

The following clubs and organizations are CSU-sanctioned.

Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (login required)

SCAVMA helps finance special-interest clubs run by students pursuing their DVM. The organization also sponsors speakers and provides other opportunities relevant to veterinary medicine.

Pre-Veterinary Club

The Pre-Vet Club strives to provide hands-on experiences, community service ​opportunities and other resources that will assist those interested in practicing veterinary medicine.

Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

SVECCS promotes interest in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care by providing lab and rounds experiences and hosting guest lectures.

One Health Club

One Health Club promotes understanding of the link between animal, human, and environmental health through collaboration among students, faculty and the community.

International Veterinary Students Association

IVSA focuses on the international and intercultural exchange of ideas in order to increase the standard of veterinary education.

Zoological Medicine Society (ZMS)

ZMS provides educational opportunities through lectures and hands-on experiences regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in exotic pets, zoo animals, and wildlife.

Veterinary Professional Organizations

The following clubs and organizations are state-wide and national; students are encouraged to participate.

American Veterinary Medical Association

AVMA sets the standards for excellence in veterinary education, produces beneficial animal-related information for veterinarians, governments, regulatory agencies and the public, and monitors health and safety issues related to domestic pets and wild animals.

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

CVMA aims to enhance animal health and welfare, promote a bond between humans and animals, protect public health, and promote excellence in veterinary education.

Morris Animal Foundation

MAF promotes research to protect, treat and cure animals.

American Animal Hospital Association

AAHA develops standards of excellence and standard business practices and disseminates information designed to improve companion animal hospitals.

National Professional Associations 

The following professional associations are national. Student participation is encouraged.

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
American College of Theriogenologists
American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Dental College
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
FDA and the Veterinarian
Human Society Veterinary Medical Association
Society for Theriogenology
World Organization for Animal Health
World Veterinary Association

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