Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New E-Board!

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

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 savma.epdc@gmail.com with Economic Issues 2015 as the subject.  
Vet Gazette Logo Competition and Call for Submissions!
SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee Grant
The 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

St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Awards Committee Cordially invites
you and your guest to the SVM Awards Ceremony 
To honor students, faculty and staff for Outstanding Achievement
Friday, November 21, 2014
Bourne Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m.