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Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award

Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award
SAVMA's Wellness Committee 

The SAVMA Wellness Committee would like to recognize and acknowledge an individual faculty or staff members that goes above and beyond to promote student wellbeing at their institutions. This may include, but is not limited to, promoting mental, physical, spiritual and emotional intelligence amongst their students, creation or support of wellness initiatives and programming at their institutions, or serving as a role model that demonstrates the importance of self-care. 

Awarded faculty or staff will receive compensation up to 1500$ for travel to and from SAVMA Symposium 2019 in Athens, Georgia, where they will be recognized and receive an award for their efforts for student wellbeing. 

The nominating student will also receive a 200$ Stipend for their submission efforts.

Apply here today! You must be a SAVMA member to apply. The committee will accept applications until October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to  


Cultural and Diversity Awareness Grant

Cultural & Diversity Awareness Grant
SAVMA's Integrative Communication and Diversity Committee 

Cultural differences between veterinarians and clients, and in fact between veterinarians and other veterinarians, are one of many obstacles that the profession must face. To overcome these differences, each of us must approach all clients with an understanding of different values, beliefs, and personal preferences.

The SAVMA Integrative Communication and Diversity Committee (ICDC) provides financial resources to veterinary students who wish to develop and support activities or experiences that will increase cultural and diversity awareness within their student body. The event must have occurred in the past 12 months (between September 2017 and September 2018). Please include in your attachments any posters, pamphlets, or PowerPoint presentations given at the event to attendees. If supplemental information was not provided, please provide a detailed description of how your organization recognized diversity.

Click here to apply. You must be a SAVMA member to apply. Applications are due October 15th 2018.  


Submission Window Now Open


Volume 54, Issue 1 has just opened up for submissions. Deadline is Friday, December 21st. 

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. Take the time to share your awesomeness with the vet community, we know and love. We want to hear from you!!

Yours Truly,

Your editors (Nikki and Kyndel)



OIE Rinderpest Game Challenge



You are not alone in this – from 4 October 2018 to 1 November 2018 you are invited to play the OIE Rinderpest Challenge. Team up with other contestants from your country to save the world and you may win a trip to Paris.

Click here to review the Rules of the OIE Rinderpest Challenge

Click here to learn more about the use of personal data.

The country that has accumulated the most points will win the OIE Rinderpest Challenge, and its highest score player will win a TRIP TO PARIS during the OIE General Session in May 2019!

Each of the players will receive a certificate signed by the Director General of the OIE and the country will be recognized during the OIE General Session in May 2019.

The winner of the Rinderpest Challenge will be announced on 6 November 2018 on this website : don’t forget to come back to as often as needed to improve your knowledge and check your country’s score !

Click below to play the game

You can also download the game in your phone or tablet

 Veterinary students, laboratory practitioners and all players in animal health need to join forces in order to ensure that the world remains free from the disease.


Legacy Endowed Scholarship

AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship
Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program Now Open

New for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program will award four $1,000 scholarships to students at each of the AVMA- accredited veterinary colleges in the U.S. and the following international veterinary colleges: Atlantic Veterinary College; St. George's University; Ross University; Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies; Royal Veterinary College and the University of Glasgow.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline to apply is October 15. Click here to access the AVMF Scholarship Portal.

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