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Sheltering Vets

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. At these meetings we will discuss various topics, including:

  • 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 - We are planning on a field trip to the Houston SPCA in the spring to tour their behind-the-scenes areas as well as get more information on externships available there for fourth year veterinary students.

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 blood-drawing techniques!)

Membership

Dues are $20 and that includes the whole year of meetings and food, field trips, wet-labs, and our club t-shirt!

 

We look forward to seeing all the returning veterinary students and the incoming first years and hope to have a great year in 2013-2014!