Sunday, August 31, 2014

SVM White Coat Ceremony and VSL Renaming Ceremony

On Monday September 1st, there will be two exciting ceremonies for students and faculty to attend and show their support!

At 5:30 pm in the VSL courtyard, will be the Renaming Ceremony of the Veterinary School Lecture Hall in honor of the past SVM Dean, Dr. Raymond Sis and his wife, Jan Sis. Students are encouraged to attend and show their support for everything the Sis's have done for SGU School of Veterinary Medicine!

At 6:30 pm in Charter Hall, will be the SVM White Coat ceremony to welcome the new Term 1 students in to the veterinary medical profession. The white coat will symbolize their commitment to uphold the duties of the profession and they will take the Veterinarians Oath.

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,
 I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society 
through the protection of animal health and welfare,
 the prevention and relief of animal suffering,
 the conservation of animal resources,
 the promotion of public health, 
and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, 
with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation 
the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1st General Meeting

TO BE RESCHEDULED due to scheduling conflict......

Our first general meeting this term will be held at 12:20pm at Bourne Lecture hall on Thursday August 28th.

Come on down to learn more about SCAVMA and the AVMA and to hear what awesome events we will be hosting this term! We will also be announcing which SCAVMA E-board positions will be available for the Spring/Fall 2015 year!

Food will be served after the meeting around 1:15pm. (Glover's pizza)

In the meantime here is the latest SCAVMA brochure with more info about SCAVMA and the AVMA

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hey everyone! Come out to Black Sand Beach on campus at 6:30 - 9:30 for our Welcome Back Get Together! Meet some of the SVM clubs, get some merchandise, food, drinks, pastries and mingle! Cold drinks and hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be provided! Dogs are welcome too!

After the BBQ we will be having an after party at Woody's starting at 10:00. Everyone deserves a break after the first week of classes :)  The busses will leave from the campus bus stop and run from 10:00-1:00 every 30 minutes and every 15 minutes from 1:00-2:00am. 

10EC cover with profits going to IVSA (International Veterinary Students' Association). 

Please also bring SGU ID for entry.

DRINK SPECIALS! $5EC for beer, $10EC for Rum punch or any rum mixed drink.

FOOD SPECIALS! $10EC for burgers, $20EC for wings. Fries both small and large portions will be sold as well!

Thanks and see you all there!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SCAVMA Welcomes Dr. Gibson and Dr. Peterson as Faculty Adviser

We would like to announce and welcome Dr. Kathryn E. Gibson and Dr. Ross Peterson as the new faculty advisors for SCAVMA. We look forward to working with them this year!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Helpful Terms for 1st Termers

Helpful Tips for First Termers :)

Hey guys, we wanted to compile a list of some of the abbreviations you may hear and see around campus!

AAARF: Angels in Armor Animal Rescue Fund

AAHA: American Animal Hospital Association

AWB: Animal Welfare and Behavior Committee

EWS: Exotic and Wildlife Society

IGA: Grocery Store :)

IVSA: International Veterinary Student Association

LARF: Large Animal Research Facility (Located behind the SAC)

LAS: Large Animal Society

OHOM: One Health One Medicine

PAPSA: Pothounds Against Pregnancy Student Association

SAC: Small Animal Clinic

SCACVIM: Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

SCAVMA: Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association

SVECCS: Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

VBMA: Veterinary Business Management Association

VSHS: Veterinary Student Herpetological Society

VSL: Veterinary Sciences Laboratory (Lecture Hall)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome Back! Dues Reminder

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is excited for the new semester! We wanted to remind everyone to renew their SCAVMA dues, which can be done at Our goal is to have every student signed up with SCAVMA as soon as possible and every student will be reimbursed by the university :)  

Also check back for a date and time of the SCAVMA Welcome Back Party which is always a blast!