Student Clubs and Organizations

All the places to find yourself

At the CVM we have a long list of  clubs and organizations – there’s something for everyone! All of them are overseen by the Student  American Veterinary Medical Association Chapter (SAVMAC).

Corporations that are interested in contacting or presenting to our students should review our Policy on Corporate Interaction in addition to completing the necessary forms, which are located in the sidebar of this page. 

CVM Clubs

AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners)

  • UGA‘s student chapter of  AABP aims to help students have a better understanding of practicing bovine medicine through guest speakers, wet labs, and other club activities.

AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners)

Animal Welfare Club

  • A student-led club for those interested in promoting education, dialogue and awareness of responsible animal treatment, usage, and welfare as well as improving understanding of ethical issues facing veterinarians.

Behavior Club

  • Behavior Club aims to provide information and hands-on opportunities to learn different behavior techniques to better understand animals and to improve the animal-human bonds of our patients.

Broad Spectrum

  • The UGA CVM student chapter of the Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association is a professional organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians, and their supporters, whose mission is to provide support for individuals, education for the community, and a forum for information exchange and social interaction in order to foster a professional climate in which its members can achieve their full potential.

Canine Club

  • The Canine Club was created to provide students with an additional educational outlet to discuss and learn about aspects of canine medicine, behavior, and other issues beyond those presented in the classroom. The club hosts wet labs with a wide variety of topics including: radiology, emergency medicine, breed anomalies, and many more, as well as regularly partners with organizations such as the American Heartworm Society and the AKC to broaden the scope of opportunities available to the students hoping to know more about canine medicine.

Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF)

  • Supported by the national organization – Christian Veterinary Mission -Christian Veterinary Fellowship groups exist in all veterinary schools across the U.S. CVF groups are where students gather together to grow in their faith, profession, studies and relationships with Christ. CVF groups are encouraged to serve their communities, reach out to others and participate in short-term missions trips.

Feline Club (American Association of Feline Practitioners)

  • The Feline Club aims to educate students on current issues and topics in feline medicine through informative speakers, wet labs, and volunteer opportunities.

Integrative Medicine Club

  • A student led club to enhance our veterinary education by focusing on alternative therapies including, but not limited to, acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, and rehab. This club will provide students with information and opportunities to explore and pursue holistic modalities for an integrative approach to animal wellness.

Internal Medicine Club

  • A student-led chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dedicated to introducing veterinary specialties to students in the fields of small animal and large animal internal medicine,  cardiology, oncology, and neurology.

IVSA (International Veterinary Student Association)

  • IVSA’s mission is to enhance cultural awareness and promote global animal health by facilitating overseas opportunities and creating dialogue about international veterinary medicine within the CVM.

Pathheads

  • The purpose of this organization is to promote collegiality and professional development of its associates through its programs and by its relations with other student chapters and with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. PathHeads aims to encourage veterinary student involvement in the field of veterinary pathology and provide an additional opportunity for its associates to gain professional knowledge in this field and to make available to the students the opportunities offered by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists to its student chapters.

Public Health Club

  • The Public Health Club aims to increase awareness of public health and One Health activities, career opportunities, and importance amongst veterinary students and professionals. We also provide opportunities that encourage communication and networking between the veterinarians, public health officials, and students

Shelter Medicine Club

  • The Shelter Medicine Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to learn more about shelter medicine through lectures, wet labs, and donation drives. Each year, the club hosts the Shelter Medicine Symposium at the UGA CVM during which students, current veterinarians, or any others interested in what it means to be a shelter veterinarian and about issues facing shelter animals can come and learn from each other and keynote speakers.

Small Ruminant and Camelid Club

  • A club dedicated to fostering interest in small ruminants and camelids. We provide opportunities to gain experience in general management of these species.

Surgery Club

  • Surgery Club aims to foster student exposure to veterinary surgery through educational lectures, case-based discussions with surgical faculty (surgery club rounds), and wet labs.

SwAP (Swine, Aquatic Animals and Poultry)

  • SwAP is a club dedicated to expanding interest and knowledge in the underrepresented veterinary professions of swine, aquaculture, and poultry.

Theriogenology

  • Theriogenology Club is focused on all aspects of animal reproduction in the realm of veterinary medicine. We host the annual equine castration wetlab as well as have meetings throughout the year where members can hear from current UGA CVM therio clinicians and local veterinarians specializing in some aspect of theriogenology.

VBMA (Veterinary Business Management)

  • An organization devoted to helping student succeed in every aspect and field of veterinary medicine. With 8-10 meetings held over the course of the semester, we are committed to educating our students in finances, operations, management and ownership, business leadership skills, and career and personal development. We operate under the national VBMA and are pleased to offer students a business certificate that they can bring to future employers.

VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment)

  • VOICE is a student-run organization that seeks to increase awareness, respect, and sensitivity to differences among all individuals and communities in the field of veterinary medicine. VOICE also aims to celebrate diversity within our profession, to encourage campus environments that embrace diversity and promote the success of all students, and to emphasize the importance of cross-cultural awareness in veterinary medicine in order to meet the needs of our diversifying clientele.

WAVMA (World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association)

  • A student-led organization that provides extra resources to students interested in aquatic animal medicine. Through this organization, students have the opportunity to travel to the national WAVMA meeting, IAAAM meeting, or other aquatic conferences of their choice. WAVMA provides many opportunities for students to expand their knowledge on aquatic animal medicine through meetings with keynote speakers, wetlabs, and field trips to local aquariums.

Zoological Medicine Club

  • The Zoological Medicine Club is a group of students interested in furthering their interest in exotic animal medicine through specialized meetings, wet labs, and conference participation. We encompass the student chapters of AAV, ARAV, AEMV, and AAZV, as well as shared participation in events with Wildlife Treatment Crew, Aquaponics, and UGA’s student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association.