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Who doesn't love Christmas portraits

We start our Volume 53, Issue 1 winners with our cutest pet category.

Taylor Owens from Texas A&M sent in these Christmas cuties, Summer, Iggy, and Coco. These angels are perfect Christmas models. I bet this bunch also gives wonderful slobbery kisses. 



Volume 53, Issue 2 has just opened up for submissions. Deadline is March 4th. 

Send us your cute pet pics, your enlightening thoughts, your fun externship experiences, your interesting research projects, your beautiful photographs, and your amazing creations. Whatever your flavor, we have something for you. We want to hear from you!! Take the time to share your awesomeness with the vet community and potentially earn some cash.

Yours Truly,

Your editors (Kyndel and Meredith)


SAVMA John Pitts Award for Distinguished Service

Every year, the SAVMA President recognizes one veterinary student that has gone above and beyond in service and dedication to the veterinary profession. The award is open to ANY veterinary student who is a SAVMA member in good standing. The awardee will receive round-trip airfare as well as lodging and registration to SAVMA Symposium 2018 (March 15-18) in Philadelphia. The award will be presented to the student during the Caturday evening (March 17) closing Gala.

Just send in an essay, not more than 2 pages in length, including specific examples of the student's service and dedication contributing to the betterment of veterinary medicine. LIST at the top of the first page the name, contact information, and the veterinary school of attendance of the individual being nominated, and the name(s) and contact information of the individual(s) submitting the nomination.

Submit the nomination to by Saturday, February 10th at 11:59pm PST

Winners will be notified February 17th.


International Veterinary Experience Scholarship

The International Veterinary Experience Scholarship is funded by the International Veterinary Experience Committee (IVEC) of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA). The International Veterinary Experience Scholarship is awarded to deserving SAVMA members who demonstrate a strong desire to participate in a veterinary-related international experience.  Ten awards will be distributed this year in the amount of $600 each.

Applications must be electronically submitted NO LATER THAN January 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Applications will be reviewed by IVEC members from January-March, 2018. Recipients will be chosen and announced at the SAVMA Symposium in March, 2018.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Further information and the application can be found here.


SAVMA Symposium 2018

Registration is open again! Be sure to sign up for any day trips and wet labs soon, since they're now first-come first-served. Check out their facebook page to hear about all the awesome wet labs available.
Registration is $90
Make sure to book your room at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel by FEB. 14th in order to receive a discounted rate!! For more information visit and head to the "Travel/Accommodations" tab!