Student Clubs

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.

Theriogenology Club:

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.

Updated August 2022

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.

Currently inactive August 2022

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

Updated August 2022

The Animal Behavior Club is a student chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Every term we organize speakers and workshops to provide veterinary students with educational opportunities in animal behavior and related subjects, and encourage interest in behavior medicine. Behavioral medicine requires extensive knowledge of the physical and emotional health of animals and the skills to assist clients in the implementation of a prescribed treatment plan. This club focuses on promoting modern, scientifically proven methods of behavior modification and learning theory, and seeks to give students confidence in addressing behavior misconceptions, misunderstandings, and outdated information. For more information, please visit our website:

Currently active August 2022


Instagram: @aavmpatoregonstate

Currently active August 2022

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.

Ways to connect with SAVMA (Updated Oct. 2021):

Currently active August 2022

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.

Currently inactive August 2022-23

The Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) chapter at the Oregon State University (OSU) Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is a student-run club, with the parent organization for CVF being Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM). Veterinary medicine allows veterinary professionals unique opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ while applying professional skills. CVF provides a place for future veterinarians to come together on a regular basis to learn more about God, build relationships with Christian veterinarians already out in practice, and develop lasting friendships that make the rigor of veterinary school easier to endure. As veterinarians-in-training who also love Jesus, it is our desire to transform the lives of those in our community and around the world by improving the health of companion animals, livestock, and exotic animals. Students are challenged to have a worldly perspective of veterinary medicine and learn to integrate their faith with their career while living out God's plan for their lives and serving others.

If you are interested in receiving E-mails about the CVF chapter at OSU, or if you have a question, comment, or concern about CVF, please contact us! Our club officers for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below. You can also fill out the Connect Form here to be added to the CVM's E-mail list. 

Currently active 2022-23

Currently inactive August 2022

Our club goal is to learn the benefits of integrating alternative methods of medicine with our conventional treatments. We focus on the value of non-traditional therapies such a acupuncture, chiropractic, rehabilitation, nutrition, herbs, laser and many other modalities into conventional practices in order to create a holistic and balanced approach to every case. We work with local veterinarians hosting wet-labs, demos and lunch lectures to better ourselves and connect with out community! 

Currently active August 2022

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

Currently inactive August 2022

The Laboratory Animal and Animal Research Club is a student chapter of ASLAP (American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners). The club was created with the goal of increasing awareness of laboratory animal medicine and animal research both as career options for veterinarians and as essential foundations for progression in veterinary and medicine sciences. This includes topics such as animal welfare, standards and regulations of the field, career training, and disseminating knowledge related to laboratory animal practice among veterinary students.

Activities include wet-labs, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and fun lunch talks!

Currently active August 2022

The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) was founded in February 2020 by veterinary students who felt there was a lack of Latinx representation and role models in the veterinary profession.  The OSU LVMA chapter, will work to uphold the inclusivity and cultural diversity of our colleges in veterinary medicine and beyond. This organization will help bring together all Latinx pre-vet and vet students in order to find a support system and mentorship to identify with. Our community welcomes veterinarians, veterinary professionals, students, and ALL who are invested in furthering our mission.

To empower Latinx/Hispanic professionals in veterinary medicine and support the next generation of Latinx/Hispanic veterinarians.

To help create a veterinary community that is representative of our society in order to make veterinary care more accessible to the Latinx community.

Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists


Currently active August 2022

The mission of the radiology club is to expose students to supplemental knowledge in the field of diagnostic imaging and expand upon the modalities learned in our curriculum through case based discussion, speaker presentation and wet labs.


Currently active August 2022

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.

Currently active August 2022

Develops 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. 

Currently inactive August 2022


Currently inactive August 2022

Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) is one of the most nationally recognized veterinary school clubs with membership approaching 50% of all vet students graduating in the US. In our chapter we strive to bring in multiple speakers every quarter to present on topics ranging from starting a veterinary practice to improving communication with difficult clients. These lectures help meet the four categories of the national VBMA curriculum: 1) Business Finances, 2) Business Operation, Management, and Ownership, 3) Business Leadership Skills, and 4) Career & Personal Development. Whether you hope to become an owner or an associate, the VBMA will surely help tone your business skills. Visit us on Facebook: VBMA Oregon State University, and Instagram @oregonstate_vbma for information on upcoming events.

Currently active August 2022

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. As the only veterinary ethics club in the nation, we hope to start something new here at OSU and share our discussions to other schools in the country and begin the tough conversations that we are bound to face in the future! 

Currently active August 2022

Currently inactive August 2022

We are the official OSU student chapter of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA). As an international organization, WAVMA promotes aquatic veterinary medicine both within and outside the veterinary profession. Our student chapter promotes WAVMA and introduces veterinary students to the myriad of aquatics opportunities available to us. We organize lunch talks with aquatics professionals to help students further explore opportunities within aquatics medicine. We also maintain and care for the Magruder fish tank for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Previous activities include:

  • Beach clean ups

  • Info talks about Aquatics Medicine Certification 

  • Beyond the Fishbowl lunch talks in collaboration with Hatfield Marine Center

  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center Zoom tour & Externship info

  • Fish Necropsy Wet Lab with Histopathology

Follow us on Social media!

  • Facebook: @wavmascosu 

  • Instagram: oregonstate_wavma

Currently Active 2022-23

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for veterinary students interested in zoo, wildlife, and/or exotics medicine to gain knowledge, experience, and connections in these unique fields of interest. We schedule lunch talks with diverse speakers from zoos, aquariums, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, and exotics veterinarians. We also organize field trips to local zoos and wildlife centers in addition to helping organize the annual Zoo, Wildlife, Exotics Symposium with Washington State University’s ZWE club. Through the variety of activities we offer, club members are able to pursue exotics and non-traditional interests outside of the veterinary school curriculum. Club members have attended national conferences, including the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) Annual Conference and ExoticsCon. Previous activities include:

  • Avian Medicine Workshop at Chintimini Wildlife Center

  • Field Trip to Wildlife Safari center

  • Case Studies from the Oregon Zoo

  • ZWE Symposium March 25-27, 2022

  • Wildlife Pathology Lunch Talk

  • Exotics Emergency and Exotics General Practice lunch talks

Follow us on Social Media:

  • Facebook: @ZWEOSU

  • Instagram: oregonstate_zwe

Currently active August 2022

Student Company Representatives:

AVMA Trust, Banfield, Dechra, Elanco, Hills Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Purina, Merck Animal Health, Nutramax Laboratories, Oxbow Animal Health, Pet King Brands, NAVC, Vet Prep, Zoetis

Clubs and organization contact information:

Sara Smith in the Dean's Office for more information on CCVM Student Clubs | 541-737-6779

Dante Holloway, Assistant Director for Student Organization | 541-737-1562

For more information visit OSU Experiential Learning & Activities- Clubs & Organizations