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Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (SCAAFP)

What is AAFP?

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is a professional organization of veterinarians who share an interest in providing excellence in the care and treatment of cats. There is a chapter at every veterinary school.

The AAFP seeks to raise the standards of feline medicine and surgery among practitioners by sharing knowledge, rewarding advancement in research, sponsoring continuing education, supporting the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification in the Feline Practice category, and encouraging veterinary student interest in feline practice.

Veterinary students can participate under the umbrella of this national organization by joining their student chapter of AAFP at their respective veterinary institutions.

Why should you join AAFP?

Even if you don't plan on practicing with felines exclusively, if you plan to be in small animal practice cat owners will provide a growing number of your clientele base as they have become the nation's most popular pets! The coordinated activities and speakers are geared to benefit anyone with an interest in learning more about our feline friends.

What kind of activities are there in AAFP?

  • Meetings - includes a guest speaker and food for members; held once a month typically at lunch or in the evening for one hour
  • Wetlabs - including practice surgery and field trips at least once a semester for "hands on" experience, activities vary
  • Rounds - Meet once a month with a faculty member to hear an interesting feline medicine case.
  • Open House - AAFP designs and decorates the feline room, then educates members of the public on feline health, behavior and disease!
  • Orientation Booth - an information booth is staffed each year during the 1VM orientation to provide information to the incoming class
  • …and MORE!

Dues

$20 for the year or $30 with a t-shirt. Please give your checks with the member information form to your class representative, or our treasurer Kara Lewton.