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WAVMA Student Chapters

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

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.



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


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

2017 Officers - Varushka Naidoo (Chair), Aaminah Vahed (Deputy Chair), Joanet Van Zyl (Secretary), Jodi Botha (Treasurer), George Woodley (Social Media), Robynne Britz & Vianca Naidu (Fundraising);             Faculty Advisor – Dr. Jan Myburg; Chapter Contactclick here.


Australia, New Zealand & Micronesia

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

2018 Officers - Karen Holmes (President), Lex Quah (Vice-President), Zien Tay (Secretary), Jacqui Morgan (Tresurer), Cheryl Tan, Jonathan Hoong and Huang Po Jiun (Events Coordinators);  Faculty Advisors - Drs. Lian Yeap & Richmond Loh; Chapter Contact – click here; Chapter's Facebook.


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

2017 Officers - Michael Anthony Grima (President), Kelly Toomey (Vice President), Stephanie Shield (Secretary), Paul Hick (Treasurer); 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.


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


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

2018-2019 Officers – Michael Palillo (President), Adam Feinzig (Vice-president), Rachel Adams (Secretary), Taylor Fiorini (Treasurer), David Minich (Sergeant-At-Arms), Casie Lew (Networking and Promotions Chair); Faculty Advisor – Dr. Raphael Malbrue; Chapter Contact – click here.


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

2018-2019 Officers – Katharine Onofryton (President), Lesley Cohen (President-elect), Laura Eldridge (Vice-president), Corinne Weston (Secretary), Elin Crockett (Treasurer), Robyn Cates (Wetlab Coordinator); Faculty Advisor – Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan; Chapter Contactclick here.


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

2017-2018 Officers - Jean Fournier and Tim Courtney (Co-Presidents), Courtney McGonigle (Vice President), Emillie Dodd (Secretary), Mitchell Larson (Treasurer), Kelsey Johnson (Wetlab Coordinator), Ally Marnette and Jennifer Volz (Fundraising Chairs); Faculty Advisors - Drs. Don Bergfelt & Mark Freeman; Chapter Contact - click here.


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

2018 Officers - Christopher McMonagle (President), Camille Richie (Vice President), Lezith Chavez (Treasurer), Evangelia Makrygiannis (Secretary), Anastasia Lackey (Fundraising Chair), Taylor Conlon & Kailah Buchanan (Public Relations Chairs). Faculty Advisor - Dr. David Marancik. Chapter Contact - click here.


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

2016 Officers - Jacqueline Elliott (President), Jennifer Algarin (Vice President), Jennifer Algarin (Secretary), Aaron Judson (Treasurer), Ayxa Rosado (Historian), TBD (Fundraising Chair); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Kenneth Newkirk; Chapter Contact - click here.  Chapter's Facebook.


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)

2018 Officers - Laura Rasche (Presidents), McKenzie Toth (Vice-President), Sarah Kreutziger (Treasurer), Grace Murray (Secretary); Faculty Advisor, Dr. Alvin Camus; Chapter Contact - click here.


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

2018 Officers - Sarah Wright (President), Chelsea Ciambrone (Vice President), Amanda Watters (Treasurer), Diane Moon (Secretary); 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.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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.


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

2018 Officers - Jaclyn Wilson (President), Christine Pedranghelu (Vice President), Elizabeth St. Germaine (Treasurer), Julissa Hoogeveen (Secretary); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Suzana Tkalcic; Chapter Contact - click here.  Chapter's Facebook.




Stephen Reichley, DVM, PhD, CertAqV
WAVMA Secretary

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