We want to give a big thank you to everyone that came out to our last general meeting and participated in the voting for the new amendment! We also want to welcome the new members of our E-board and Junior Delegate that will start their positions in Spring 2015!
President: Brendan Sullivan
President Elect: Megan Johnson
Vice President: Aki Otomo
Treasurer: Greeshma Hedge
Secretary: Sara Alessi
Senior Delegate: Nicole Crupi
Junior Delegate: Ori Eizenberg
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Community Outreach Teaching Excellence Award
The award is intended for students to publicly acknowledge how faculty members, clinicians, and others engaged in the veterinary field have gone above and beyond their responsibilities to interact and make a difference in the local and/or global community as a servant leader.
The winner will receive $300, complete funding for travel expenses to the SAVMA Symposium in 2015, and an official award that will be presented to them publicly at the farewell dinner during SAVMA symposium. Also, the author of the winning application will receive $125!
The deadline is MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST! Get your applications in now! Access the application from the Google Docs link below!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee
Economic Issues Essay Contest
I am pleased to be sending out the Economic Issues Essay Contest prompt for this year from the Education and Professional Development Committee. There are two $250 awards. The essay prompt is a great way to start thinking about how to increase feline traffic at your veterinary clinic, as well as possibly winning some money! Please forward to the students at your school.
Submissions are due by Monday, January 5th, 2015.
Please send them to email@example.com with Economic Issues 2015 as the subject.
SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee GrantThe SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee awards eight $500 stipends each year to SAVMA members who reach out to populations that are underserved in terms of veterinary care.
Four of these stipends will be awarded to SCAVMA members who meet the requirements for an externship carried out between September 1st 2014 and January 31st 2015. Members of our committee will review each application submitted and make a decision based on the application's merit. Once four stipends have been approved, there will be no more available until the next period (i.e. February 1st 2015 to August 31st 2015) when four more stipends will become available.
The stipends are paid in a reimbursement fashion and are not guaranteed (i.e. the stipend is contingent on the successful applicant fulfilling the stated requirements). However, if an application is approved and the requirements are subsequently fulfilled, the successful applicant will be awarded the stipend within 30 days of the committee receiving all necessary documentation after completion of the externship.
Stipends may be used to reimburse the student for expenses directly associated with service to an underserved population, including but not necessarily limited to travel, housing, and supplies associated with the service.
Here is a link to the online application form:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
KICKBALL WITH AMSAWhen: November 8th @ 10:00 am
Where: Field in front of Taylor Hall
Get together a team of up to 12 players (minimum 8 players) and come play some kickball! This is a friendly tournament pitting Med students vs. Vet students! All proceeds will be going to charity, with this year's charity of choice being the JOSH project!
THE PRIZESThe winning team gets: 2 hours worth of donut water rides, 2 free margarita pizzas at Prickly Bay Marina and a case of Carib courtesy of Prickly Bay Marina
• Each participants gets a free raffle ticket and the raffle prizes include:
• 2 day long bike rentals from Mocha Spoke worth $ 106 EC
• 2 $75 EC Bananas Gift Cards (alcoholic drinks not included)
• $ 50 EC Gift card to Le Papillion
• $ 50 EC Gift Card to Cloud 9
• Gift card for the Greek truck
First game starts at 11am and teams are guaranteed to play 2 games each with a Losers and Winners brackets. We will have 2 games going at once on the field. $150EC entry fee for a team of 12!
Lots of cold beer and drinks! We'll also have the grill fired up for hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers.
Women In Medicine's 5K run will be the same morning and ending on campus at SGU, so we will have both food and drink ready early for all those runners who want to stay and play kickball as well as runner who want to continue the fun as spectators.
Med Teams can use this link to sign their teams up: https://docs.google.com/
After you have signed up yourself online, please get in touch with any member of the AMSA board or your term reps to hand over your registration fee of $150 EC.
Vet students please see your SCAVMA Term Rep for the sign-up sheet!
SCAVMA THANKSGIVINGWhen: November 20th
Where: Caribbean House
Come out to enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner! If you bring a side dish that can feed 8-10 people you can eat turkey for free! If you would like to cook a turkey, sign up on the sheet that SCAVMA class reps will be passing around. If you cook a turkey, you and one other guest will get in and not have to bring a side dish :)
More information coming soon!