Student Clubs:

Agricultural Animal Club

Develop veterinary skills necessary for the care of agricultural animals, promote food animal medicine within the veterinary community and support veterinary students preparing for rural medicine.

The purpose of this club is to bring together students who are interested in practicing food animal medicine. The club can serve to complement the academic work with more hands on practical experience with cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas and poultry. The club can also serve as a resource for local contacts.
Past events have included speakers and field trips such as a trip to a dairy goat farm to help with kidding and to the Beef Northwest feedlot in Hermiston, Oregon. Events planned for next year include more field trips, speakers and wet labs. Yearly dues are $5.


American Animal Hospital Association, Student Chapter

The Student Chapter of AAHA is a brand new club at Oregon State. AAHA is a world-renowned organization composed of members who hold different jobs in a veterinary clinic who treat companion animals, or pets. AAHA believes in "Healthy Practices. Healthier Pets," and provides many resources and opportunities for its members.
Future plans of the AAHA student chapter include wet labs, speakers and other clinical opportunities. Yearly dues are currently undecided.


American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

The purpose of the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) at Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is to enhance the educational opportunities of the students at our school, to inform students of veterinary related problems currently affecting the industry, and to promote the exchange of professional knowledge among students and practitioners.

  • Foal team - assistance of hospital staff in the care of ICU foals
  • Colic team - Opportunities to observe/assist on emergency colic surgeries
  • OEPS - partially sponsored by the AAEP; yearly trip to Kentucky to learn more about the equine industry
  • Short courses - sponsored by the AAEP; topics include dentistry, farriery, and emergency preparedness
  • Field trips
  • Wet Labs
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Internship and Externship opportunities
  • Education lunchtime talks on equine topics



American College of Veterinary Pathology, Student Chapter- ACVP

To encourage Veterinary student involvement in the field of veterinary pathology.



American Veterinary Medical Association, Student Chapter-

The Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is 1 of 28 chapters from United States and Canadian Veterinary Colleges that comprise the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA). The Student American Veterinary Medical Association's goals are modeled after its parent organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA's objectives are " advance the science and art of Veterinary Medicine, including its relationship to agriculture and public health." SAVMA  was formed in 1969 and today is comprised of over 8,000 veterinary medical students at 28 schools. The goals of the OSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) are:

  • To promote a spirit of friendly relations among veterinary students.
  • To provide additional opportunities for the members to gain professional knowledge and an understanding of professional ethics and conduct.
  • To demonstrate the virtues of organized effort.
  • To promote an attitude of professionalism, fairness and honesty among veterinary students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • To develop characteristics of leadership through training received in conducting chapter affairs.
  • To make available to the students, the opportunities offered by the AVMA to it's student chapters.



Camelid medicine Club- 

The Camelid Medicine Club aims to promote an interest in camelid husbandry, medicine, and surgery and provide learning opportunities to interested students relating to the care of llamas, alpacas, and camels.



Christian Veterinary Fellowship-

Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) is a student- run volunteer organization at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine that is a branch off of Christian Veterinary Mission, our parent organization. Veterinary medicine provides veterinary professional unique opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ while using their professional skills. CVF provides a place for future veterinarians to come together on a regular basis in order to encourage each other, learn from colleagues/peers already out in practice, and make lasting friendships that can help make the rigor of veterinary school easier to endure.



CCVM Canine Club -

(Club bio coming soon!)



ER and Critical Care (SVECCS)-

This organization was created to promote participation and interest in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine for veterinary students at OSU CCVM. We are here to provide opportunities for members to obtain hands-on experience in veterinary emergencies and critical care, and for students to further their education in the field of emergency medicine. Throughout every school year we will have fun, hands-on, and educating experiences for our future colleagues to participate in and learn from.



Evidence- Based Veterinary Medicine Club-

(Club bio coming soon!)



Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club -

The purpose of this association is to provide information and education to students regarding various modalities of complementary and alternative medicine.



International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA)

The International Club is a local chapter of the International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA).  It was formed in 2003 by OSU vet students with a common interest in travel and international veterinary medicine.

  • The IVSA exists to "benefit the animals and people of the world by harnessing the potential and dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education and knowledge." - IVSA Constitution
  • The IVSA works to raise the overall standard of veterinary education by increasing the international and inter-cultural exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • The IVSA promotes opportunities for veterinary students to undertake education in areas outside their normal training or unique to another country.
  • The International Club addresses these goals by:
    • Organizing and funding international veterinary opportunities for club members
    • Sponsoring educational lectures and seminars
    • Fundraising for travel scholarships and educational support in disadvantaged countries
    • Sponsoring foreign language conversational lunches for all levels



Evidence- Based Veterinary Medicine Club-

(Club bio coming soon!)



Laboratory Animal and Animal Research Club-

(Club bio coming soon!)



Radiology Club-

(Club bio coming soon!)


Shelter Medicine-

(Club bio coming soon!)


Society for Theriogenology-

The purposes of this club are to provide an opportunity for veterinary students to gain additional knowledge about reproductive systems, management, technology and research as well as to promote camaraderie among veterinary students with an interest in theriogenology and act as a liaison between practicing theriogenologists and veterinary students at Oregon State University.

Activities we have had include:  Monthly meetings, which usually include a presentation of some type (AI, collection, foaling etc), assisting with the advanced therio class for the seniors, assisting with the equine reproduction workshop, foaling out the therio mares (2 students/night on foal watch in an RV by the therio barn), wet labs including cattle AI, stallion collection etc.


Student Ambassadors-

(Club bio coming soon!)


Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Club-

The Student Chapter of the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine, known on campus as TCVM, aims to provide learning opportunities to interested students focused on acupuncture, tui-na, herbal remedies, and food therapy. We provide a TCVM-focused lectures and an annual acupuncture wet lab with the intent to provide students the opportunity to explore traditional diagnostic and treatment modalities.


Veterinary Business Management Association-

VBMA is one of the most nationally recognized veterinary clubs. We strive to bring in multiple speakers every quarter to speak on topics ranging from starting a veterinary practice to how to best deal with difficult owners. Whether you hope to become an owner or an associate, VBMA will surely help tone your business skills, which is a very important aspect in veterinary medicine. Visit us on Facebook for information on upcoming talks:


Veterinary Ethics Club-

Veterinarians face ethical issues every single day in practice, whether it be decisions on euthanasia, financial quandaries, difficult clients, abused/neglected animals, lab animal research, or production animal factory farming, the list goes on and on. This club was started in 2016 for the chance to address controversial issues such as these in an educated and influential environment amongst students and faculty. We believe the veterinary profession to serve as a voice for the voiceless animals we study, discover, and befriend each day of our career’s journey

Surgery Club Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in veterinary medicine. To educate on surgical specialties in large and small animal medicine. To provide networking opportunities with professionals in the surgical field. Promote awareness of issues within the surgical profession

VOICE VOICE is a student-run organization that seeks to increase awareness, respect, and sensitivity to differences among all individuals and communities in the field of veterinary medicine. VOICE also aims to celebrate diversity within our profession, to encourage campus environments that embrace diversity and promote the success of all students, and to emphasize the importance of cross-cultural awareness in veterinary medicine in order to meet the needs of our diversifying clientele. Lastly, in order to ensure a more diverse future for veterinary medicine, VOICE chapters provide leadership and mentorship to youth, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, who are interested in careers as veterinarians.

World Aquatics Veterinary Medical Association- Promote and expand aquatic veterinary medicine. WAVMA is an altruistic organization prepared to share and build resources for the benefit of the aquatic veterinary community globally.



Veterinary Public Health and Policy-

(Club bio coming soon!)



Zoo Wildlife/Exotic Animal Club-

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for veterinary students interested in zoo and/or wildlife medicine to gain knowledge and experience in this unique field outside of the veterinary curriculum. By scheduling speakers representing the diverse areas of zoo, aquarium and wildlife veterinary medicine and arranging field trips to local facilities dealing with these exotic animal species, the club members can pursue interests not fully explored in a traditional veterinary education. Past activities: 

Lectures from Dr. Ursula Beckert on her travels to and research in Africa

Field trip to the Oregon Zoo

Case presentation: Ferret Insulinoma

Field trip to the Oregon Wildlife Foundation

Marine Mammal necropsy



Student Reps:

Hills Pet Nutrition

Royal Canin


Merck Animal Health


Nutramax Laboratories

Oxbow Animal Health



Pet King Brands



Please contact dean's office @ 541-737-2098 for information on student reps. 




PLEASE NOTE: Although most student organizations at OSU do not have legal non-profit status with the IRS, the Oregon State University Foundation will accept tax deductible donations given to the University for use by student organizations. The OSU Foundations Tax ID # is 93-6022772.

The Memorial Union Business Office facilitates the acknowledgement of these gifts with the OSU Foundation. Checks should be written to the club, payable to: OSU "Club Name."  The checks should be deposited at the Memorial Union Room 215. At the time of deposit please identify these checks should be acknowledged as tax deductible to the MU staff. They have a quick form that is completed and forwarded to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will provide documentation to the donor. In situations of matching gifts or payments made directly to the OSU Foundation it is important that the donor include instructions with the gift that it is for the specific club. Clubs should know that matching gifts take time to process. Matching gift companies usually only match every quarter or even once a year.