Howdy! Welcome to the official website of the Texas A&M
Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians! Our
organization was started with the following goals in mind:
- To promote spay and neuter to combat pet overpopulation.
- To promote stronger relationships between veterinarians and
animal welfare organizations
- To promote the health and well-being of animals and people
through public awareness and client communication
This year, we have many exciting events planned!
Meetings - We are hoping to have one meeting a
month with delicious food served. Dates can be found on the
calendar page. Past topics included:
- Externships in shelter medicine
- Aggieland Humane Society
- Brazos Feral Cat Allies (BFCA) - TNR programs
- Vaccination protocols in shelters
- Disaster preparedness
- Equine rescue
- Exotic rescue
Field Trips - To be announced. We went
to Austin in the Fall (2015) and toured the city shelter and a
private limited-intake shelter.
Vaccine Clinic - We have a yearly vaccine
clinic scheduled in conjunction with St Francis Fest. We are
hoping to help get many dogs and cats their much-needed rabies
vaccine, microchip and county tag! This will provide a valuable
experience for veterinary students to gain physical exam skills, as
well as communicating with clients.
Adopt-a-thon - The first weekend in May every
year the Aggieland Humane Society holds their annual adopt-a-thon
and vaccine clinic - we are hoping to get more members involved
since this clinic involves heartworm testing! (Chance to practice
Dues are $20 and that includes the whole year of meetings and
food, field trips, and wet-labs!
We look forward to seeing all the returning veterinary students
and the incoming first years and hope to have a great year in