Student AHVMA (SAHVMA) Chapters

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Becoming a Student Chapter

In order to foster and promote interest and access to information and education in the numerous aspects of holistic veterinary medicine, the AHVMA recognizes student chapters at individual veterinary schools with the following criteria:

  • Accreditation or provisional accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Submission of chapter constitution and bylaws for approval that is customized by the applicants for their school, to be reviewed and resubmitted annually at the time of that chapter’s transition to new officers.
  • Contact information for current chapter officers and SAHVMA delegate.
  • A chapter advisor who is a member of the AHVMA (either faculty member or local practitioner)

Want to become a student chapter?

Send the above information to the SAHVMA National Executive Board.

Already a Student Chapter? Here’s how to maintain active status:

  • 3 chapter meetings per year
  • 1 wet lab or hands-on opportunity per year (if funding permits, may be a chapter meeting)
  • 1 guest speaker who is a member of the AHVMA (can count as a chapter meeting)
  • Delegate must submit an Annual Chapter Report to including:
    • List of current AND NEW officers with names, emails, phone numbers and graduation years
    • List of membership
    • Brief summary of all chapter activities including lectures/wetlabs/webinars

Accredited Veterinary Schools With Active SAHVMA Chapters:

  • Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Auburn University
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • Kansas State University
  • Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Ross University
  • St. George’s University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences (Western U)

We Want to Hear From You!

Students, let us know what you and your chapter have been up to. Find us on Facebook @SAHVMA and Instagram @SAHVMA .