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Monday
Mar272017

#VETMEDUNITED 

On April 4th the SAVMA Wellness Committee invites veterinary students to unite in solidarity with the #VetMedUnited movement. Tuesday, April 4th will act as a day of remembrance of veterinarians and veterinary students we have lost to suicide. It is also a chance to raise awareness about mental health in our profession and take the time to celebrate what contributes to our personal wellness. We encourage SAVMA Chapters to join in vigil and establish campus events on this date to stand as #VetMedUnited.

One way to make the most of this event is to focus on positive factors contributing to personal wellness on the days leading up to April 4th, followed by a moment of silence, candlelight vigil, or other remembrance ceremony on April 4th. It is also an opportunity to promote resources such as counseling and/or suicide prevention hotlines.

The SAVMA Wellness Committee will also be kicking off a Wellness Spotlight in The Vet Gazette next month to showcase wellness events from veterinary medicine campuses nationally and around the globe. The goal of the Wellness Spotlight is to highlight examples of how campuses are contributing to the personal wellness of their students. Other campuses can then replicate those events or build ideas from them. 

One of every 6 veterinarians will consider suicide at some point during his/her career. To combat this statistic, let us stand together as #VetMedUnited. During your campus event, don’t forget to upload photos to social media using the hashtag #VetMedUnited. Spread the Word, Stand United, Help Each Other, #VetMedUnited.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number (800-273-TALK)

 

Sunday
Mar262017

I want to go to there

Thank you to Anna Catherine Bowden from the University of Georgia CVM for sharing her beautiful photographs with us! Now to put Thailand and Borneo on the bucket list...

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Saturday
Mar252017

Cutest Pet Holiday Contest Winners

Winter may be on its way out but these cuties keep us in the joyful, holiday spirit year round. 

Kelly Lessard, from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, started fostering "Enzo" after someone found him as a stray. About Enzo, Kelly says, "Our former rabbit had just passed away of cancer, and we decided to adopt him permanently. He's a five-month-old mini Rex and is an absolute joy. This was his first Christmas, and spent it running around the tree, playing in the wrapping paper, and stealing everyone's toys."

 

We literally can't get enough of these curious bulldog puppies playing with Christmas boxes and bows sent to us by Taylor Owens from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  
"We Woof You A Merry Christmas"
"Christmas Pup"
"Hannukah Daisy", submitted by Max Vizelberg from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is ready to get the festivities started!

 

Alexandra Gallina, from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, looks like she might have her hands full with these two! 

"Devious" 

"Twinkling Eyes"

 

 

Friday
Mar172017

HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship sponsored by Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

The HSVMA/OSVS Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship will be awarded to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to animal welfare, animal rights, or animal protection issues in veterinary medicine. Scholarships will be awarded to three students ($2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 levels). The scholarship is open to students who are currently in their first, second and third years at U.S. or Canadian AVMA-accredited veterinary schools.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017. The scholarship will be granted by July 1, 2017.

 Scholarship Criteria: GPA, Two Letters of Recommendation; Demonstrated Interest and Activity in Animal Welfare, Animal Rights or Animal Protection; Financial Need; First/Second/Third -year veterinary student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in the U.S. or Canada during the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Link to our flyer:

https://hsvma.memberclicks.net/assets/pdfs/compassionate_care_scholarship_flyer_2017.pdf

 

Form to apply for scholarship:

www.Hsvma.org/compassionatecarescholarship

 

Information about previous winners:

http://www.hsvma.org/2016_scholarship_winners

 

Sunday
Mar052017

Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association LGBTQ+ Advocacy Grant

The LGVMA and Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association is pleased to announce the Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association LGBTQ+ Advocacy Grant. Veterinary Student Clubs are encouraged to apply for a $500 grant to support LGBTQ advocacy, education and network on their campus of veterinary medicine.

DUE: NOVEMBER 1st, 2017

Please click on the links below for more information and an application form.

Broad Spectrum LGBTQ+ advocacy grant.pdf

Broad Spectrum VSA Brochure

BSVSA grant application.docx

(The appplication form will open as a download)