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.

Please contact Lindsey Kaluza or Hannah Walker at for more information.

Currently active 2023-2024

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! 

Please contact Kat Murphy at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

The AAVMP club values are as follows: 

  • To foster success for Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and AAPI American veterinary students at Oregon State University by offering support and guidance with consideration of individual cultural backgrounds.
  • To provide resources for AAPI veterinary students within the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University and the local community.
  • To promote and spread awareness about AAPI cultures through events and general meetings for veterinary students at Oregon State University, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • To unite and support the AAPI veterinary community and to demonstrate our allyship alongside other affinity organizations.

Please contact for more information.

Instagram: @aavmpatoregonstate

Currently active 2023-2024

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!  You can also fill out the Connect Form here to be added to the CVM's E-mail list. 

Currently active 2022-23

The Herbivores Club is a delightful gathering of like-minded classmates who share a passion for plant-based cuisine and a commitment to a more sustainable and cruelty-free way of eating. Every semester, our members come together to host potluck dinners, where a diverse array of dishes showcase the delicious possibilities of vegetarian and vegan cooking. Beyond the mouthwatering dishes, our club serves as a platform for fostering new friendships and strengthening bonds among classmates who may not have had the opportunity to connect otherwise. It's not just about food; it's about building a community of individuals who share a vision for a greener, kinder world. So, whether you're a seasoned vegetarian, a curious flexitarian, or just someone looking to explore new tastes, the Herbivores Club welcomes all with open arms and open hearts. Come hungry, come curious, and leave with a belly full of delicious food and a heart full of friendships.

Please contact for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

The purpose of the Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club at OSU is to educate and provide information to those individuals who are interested in learning about ways to complement conventional veterinary medicine with evidence-based alternative therapies. Such therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, herbal medicine, massage therapy, homeopathy, healing energy, natural diets, flower essences etc.  We also aim to provide resources for interested individuals to further their knowledge through clinical experience and to build a network within the holistic veterinary community.

Instagram page: oregonstate_ivmc

Please contact Cici Weislow (co-president) at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

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!

Please contact Amy (club secretary) at for more information.

Currently active 2023-2024

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.

The goal of the Pathology Club is to give students of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine experience in clinical and anatomic pathology to help them decide if those disciplines are career paths they may choose in the future. By hosting a variety of labs and lunch talks, we hope that students can nurture their interest in pathology. Pathology is an integral part of veterinary medicine and labs and lectures are valuable for any future veterinarian. 

Please contact Aisling Kyne at or Ann Ramsey at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

The goals of Shelter Medicine Club (SMC) are to care for underserved animals in our community while providing hands-on learning opportunities to veterinary students, expose veterinary students to the issues in animal sheltering and animal welfare, and act as ambassadors for homeless animals. SMC hosts speakers on a wide range of subjects including careers in shelter medicine, humane animal handling, animal rescue, animal behavior, and pet overpopulation. Our club welcomes all students who want to learn, have fun, and serve people and animals alike.

Please contact Aisling Kyne at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

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

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

Please contact with questions. 

Currently active 2023-2024

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

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

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 hone your business skills.

Instagram: @oregonstate_vbma 

Please contact Katherine Calvo at or Irene Liang at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

We are a group of veterinary students hoping to create positive change within the vet school. We grew tired of the traditional take academic institutions adopt when it comes to diversity wherein they select students from diverse populations but do not provide resources to support those students. Our mission is to advocate for and empower current veterinary students regarding issues of race and diversity. We hope to build safe spaces for conversation and community.

Please contact for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

The purpose of the Veterinary Sx Club:

  • To develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in veterinary medicine and provide professional learning opportunities for veterinary students interested in a surgical specialty.
  • To educate on surgical specialties in large, small, exotic, zoo, aquatic, laboratory, and wildlife animal medicine.
  • To provide opportunities for networking, leadership, learning, diversity, and social responsibility as they relate to the surgical field.
  • To promote awareness of issues within the surgical profession.

Please contact Lillian Corwin or Allen Ralston at for more information.

Instagram page: @osuvetsurgeryclub

Currently active 2023-2024

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

Please contact Kristen Larson at for more information. 

Currently active 2023-2024

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

Clubs and organization contact information:

Danielle Meyersick, CCVM Events and Alumni Relations Coordinator | 541-737-6779

Dante Holloway, OSU Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Activities | 541-737-1562

For more information visit Clubs and Organizations at Oregon State University