Like us on Facebook & Instagram
Questions? Comments?


Faculty Community Outreach Award

Faculty Community Outreach Award
SAVMA's Public Health and Community Outreach Committee 

The SAVMA Faculty Community Outreach Award nomination is intended for students to publicly acknowledge how faculty members, clinicians, and other respected individuals engaged in one of the many veterinary fields have gone above and beyond their own professional responsibilities and duties to interact with and make a difference in the local and/or global community as a servant leader. The Nominee will receive $300, paid travel expenses to SAVMA Symposium, and an award that will be presented publicly at symposium. The Author of the winning application will receive $125. 


  •  The nominee is required to be a veterinarian and must be a member-in-good-standing with the AVMA at the time of nomination (if you are unsure we can check).
  • Preference may be given to nominees with significant and/or regular interactions with students. The student nominator’s school must be in good standing with the AVMA and Student AVMA.
  • Prior award recipients are not eligible for 3 years after the award is won (e.g. 2014 winner cannot win again until 2018)

Click here for the application. Applications are due by December 1st. You must be a SAVMA member to apply. Questions can be sent to


AWHAB Project Grant

AWHAB Project Grant
SAVMA's Animal Welfare and Human-Animal Bond Committee

The purpose of this grant is to recognize projects that meet the following criteria: to present a sustainable and/or far-reaching project that demonstrates clear benefit to the humans and animals involved, enhance the education of veterinary students in tangible ways (i.e., providing more clinical experience, client interaction, etc.), provide a platform for veterinary professionals to be involved meaningfully in the local community, and to benefit as many SAVMA members as possible. This grant is not intended to fund individuals, and not intended to fund travel expenses.

Four winners of $500 each will be selected.  (This is subject to change based on applicant numbers and quality of projects.) This award can be used proactively or retroactively for projects carried out within the past 12 months. 

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, November 14 and can be found 
HERE. You must be a SAVMA member to apply.


Caption Contest Winner!

 "Hey, I'm Pax. My full name is Paxil (my brother is Prozac - or "Zac") but my mom doesn't call me that for some reason. I enjoy sitting on my mom's shoulders, running around the apartment with my brother, and playing with pipe cleaners. In my free time I like to lick droplets out of the sink, take down anything that hangs from a wall, and spend ample time with these stretchable circular toys that my human puts in her hair."





And the winning caption is: "When your mom brings you catnip and pipe cleaners in the same day."

Bianca Le from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine submitted the winning caption for this picture submitted by Becca Haber from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.


An Incidental Finding

Adam Eggleston
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

This case involves my own dog ‘Eimeria’.

She was my group’s second sophomore surgery canine which was performed in March of 2016. I was on anesthesia while two of my classmates who were in the role of surgeon and assistant performed the spay. After the routine spay, I decided to adopt the stray and named her Eimeria.

In December 2016 while getting ready for my Zoo medicine rotation, Eimeria began vomiting, urinating, defecating, and became laterally recumbent. I brought her into our ECC where she began to have hemorrhagic diarrhea. An AFAST was performed which showed a large, anechoic cystic structure in the right cranial abdomen with the right kidney not being visible. An ultrasound was performed indicating severe thickening of the gall bladder wall and a large fluid filled structure in the region of the right kidney, hydronephrosis was suspected.

One month later and I was able to watch a nephrectomy being performed on Eimeria. Her right kidney and a ureter with one of the best strangle knots I have ever seen, are currently sitting in a jar of formalin on my shelf. It turns out that Eimeria’s unknown anaphylactoid reaction was a blessing in disguise which allowed the incidental finding of severe hydronephrosis due to a ligated ureter.


The Flower That Blooms in Adversity is the Most Beautiful of All

Check out these awesome pieces submitted by Kristin Reichert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison!