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WAVMA Student Chapters

To initiate a new Student Chapter download the WAVMA Student Chapter Guidelines 

  A Spanish version of the Student Chapter Guidelines can be downloaded here

Some examples of programs and privileges available to Student Chapters:

  • Assistance in organizing and promoting Chapter programs and activities.
  • Access to recorded webinars and live web-based presentations from experts around the world.
  • Low annual WAVMA Student Membership ($25) - 50% Chapter member’s dues may be available to support Chapter-organized activities.
  • Reduced rate (50% off) WAVMA Full Membership the year after graduation.
  • John L. Pitts Aquatic Veterinary Education Awards Program
  • Access to the latest editions of WAVMA's quarterly journal, The Aquatic Veterinarian.
  • Access to WAVMA member-only webpages and programs.
  • Aquatic veterinary externship and job listings.
  • WAVMA promotional flyers, brochures and other materials for distribution to other students.
  • Free or discounted registration for WAVMA meetings, symposia, conferences or educational webinars.
  • Participation in the WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) Credentialing Program.
  • Access to WAVMA e-mail listservs, including Members-L, and Student-L.

 

CURRENT VETERINARY SCHOOL CHAPTERS

Consider joining the WAVMA Chapter Facebook Group to find out what's happening in other Chapters

Africa

University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort Faculty of Veterinary Science, South Africa (established 2017)

2020 Officers - Cailin Cunningham (President), Candice Elliot (Vice-President), Deepali Narotam (Secretary and Social Media), Tayla Marcel (Treasurer), Daylin Gounden (Events & Fundraising); Faculty Advisor – Prof. Jan Myburg; Chapter Contactclick here.

 

Australia, New Zealand & Micronesia

Murdoch University, School of Veterinary & Life Sciences, Australia (established 2014)

2020 Officers - Tony Smith (President), Spencer Tan (Vice-President), Chloe Poyee Ting (Secretary), Hannah Wang (Tresurer), Megan Chu, Justin Chan (General Committee);  Faculty Advisor - Dr. Richmond Loh; Chapter Contact – click here; Chapter's Facebook.

 

University of Sydney, School of Veterinary Science, Australia (established 2014)

2020 Officers - Lane Jordan (President), Kailey Gullickson (Vice President), Simona Zduoba (Secretary), Natalie Tym (Treasurer); Events coordinators: Sharon Backley-Astrachan, Dean Pappas, Felicity Lam, Steph Wheatly, Maddison Eustace; Faculty Advisor - Dr. Paul Hick; Chapter Contact - click here.   Chapter's Facebook.

 

Canada, Caribbean & United States

Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2013)

2017 Officers - Lindsay Lawreck (President), Erika Gibson (Vice President), Samantha Page (Treasurer), Emily Horton (Secretary), Lockett Nelson (Business Manager); Faculty Advisors - Drs. Ray Wilhite & Jack Kottwitz; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, USA (established 2019)

2020 Officers - Kathryn Ziegner and Lindsay MacDonald (Co-Presidents), Annie Clift (Vice-President), Amanda Vegter (Secretary), Danni Scott (Treasurer), Lindsay Francis (Education and Outreach Coordinator); Faculty Advisor, Dr. Miranda Sadar; Chapter Contactclick here

 

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (establshed 2019)

2020 Officers - Shoshana Zenilman (President), Ana Griefen (Vice President), Katie Trail (Treasurer), Kyara Moran (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Rodman Getchell; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2014)

2016 Officers - Elizabeth Works (President), Taylor James (Vice-President), David Mills (Treasurer), Madeleine Hendrix (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Wes Baumgartner; Chapter Contact - click here

 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2018)

2020 Officers – Cheryl Theile (President), Andy Yu (President-Elect), Dermot Hutchinson (Treasurer), Mark Bilger (Secretary), Lorimay Melendezi (Industry Liaison), Pam Ocana (Merchandise Chair); Faculty Advisor – Dr. Raphael Malbrue; Chapter Contact – click here. Chapter's Facebook.

 

Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2017)

2020 Officers – Anna Heineke (President), Kristen Deignan (President-Elect), Ricky Hua (Secretary), Esteban Pacheco (Treasurer); Faculty Advisor – Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan; Chapter Contactclick here.   Chapter's Facebook

 

Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies (established 2015)

2020 Officers - Meghan Smallcomb (President), Mikayla Fahey (Vice President), Lauren Saroli (Secretary), Ashley Sierra (Treasurer/Fundraising Chair); Faculty Advisors - Drs. Don Bergfelt & Mark Freeman; Chapter Contact - click here.  Chapter's Facebook.

 

St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Granada, West Indies (established 2018)

2020 Officers - Nicole Clark (President), Krisy Kelley (Vice-President/EWS Liaison), Mary Carter (Treasurer), Samantha Scott (Treasurer-Elect), Natalie Henriques (Secretary), Kaitlynn Samborsky (Fundraising Chair), Arielle Bierman (Public Relations Chair), Diana Saravia (Public Relations Chair-Elect). Faculty Advisor - Dr. David Marancik. Chapter Contact - click here.

 

Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2012)

2020 Officers - Robert McGowan (President), Atalani Jackson (Vice President), Jazmine Prichett (Treasurer), Onyx Goins (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Howard King; Chapter Contact - click here.

  

University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, (Established 2020)

2020 OfficersErica Chang (WAVMA Liaison); Amber Lum, Alison Jeffrey, Amanda Dukes (WAAM Co-presidents); Kassandra Schneider (Treasurer); Emma Zhang (Secretary); Faculty Advisors - Drs. Jenessa Gjeltema, Esteban Soto and Michael Ziccardi; Chapter Contact - Click here

 

University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2013)

2016 Officers - Haley Violetta (President), Riley Shugg (Vice President), Kaylee Brown (Treasurer), Megan Joyce (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Tom Waltzek; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2015)

2019 Officers - Miranda Rawlins (President), Ali Vavlas (Vice-President), Kenzie Schwartz (Treasurer), Juliette Lacoste (Secretary); Faculty Advisor, Dr. Alvin Camus; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2018)

2020 Officers - Alec Colosi (President), Ryan Patterson (Vice-President), Colleen Elzinga (Secretary), Shevon Meadows (Treasurer); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Kathleen Colegrove-Calvey; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2016)

2016 Officers - Sarah Knowles (Chair), Angela Jackson (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Amy Kizer; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2014)

2020 Officers - Madelaine Steevens (President), Abrielle Goodwein (Vice President/Treasurer), Kayla Kleve (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Suzana Tkalcic; Chapter Contact - click here.  Chapter's Facebook.

 

University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine, USA (established 2014)

2017 Officers - Nikki Wuestenhagen (President), Nicole Nietlisbach (Vice President), Tara Dedolph (Secertary), Jenna Newman (Treasurer), Kellyanne Remy (Activities Coordinator); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Mike Collins; Chapter Contact - click here.

Europe

University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland UK (Edinburgh Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Society established 2020)

2020 Officers - Stephanie Bellinghausen (President), Carson Rehn (Vice President), Victoria Baney (Secretary), Brett Stuck (Treasurer), Madison Tolan (Social Chair); Faculty Advisors - Dr. Jorge del Pozo, Dr Gidona Goodman; Chapter Contact - click here.

 

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