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WAVMA Student Chapters at Veterinary Schools throughout the World

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.




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


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

2017 Officers – Katharine Onofryton (President), Holly Arnold (Vice-President), Linda Yang (Secretary), Katie Royer (Treasurer), Courtney Pace (Wet lab coordinator); Faculty Advisor – Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan; Chapter Contactclick here.


Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts & Nevis (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.


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)

2017 Officers - Kristina Pascutti / Laura Burns (Co-Presidents), Laura Rasche (Vice-President), McKenzie Toth (Treasurer), Grace Murray (Secretary); Faculty Advisor, Dr. Alvin Camus; 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)

2017 Officers - Colleen Guilfoyle (President), Olivia Garvey (Vice President), Peter DeLuca (Treasurer), Brittany Blanco (Secretary), Alice Bourgeon (Event Coordinator); Faculty Advisor - Dr. Suzana Tkalcic; Chapter Contact - click here.  Chapter's Facebook.




Stephen Reichley, DVM, PhD, CertAqV
WAVMA Secretary
132 Lichfield Road
Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 4LE
United Kingdom

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