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TAMU Sheltering Veterinarians

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.

Weinerfest -

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, 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 2017-2018!

Association of Shelter Veterinarians

"As an advocate for the profession of shelter veterinary medicine, the Association's mission is to advance the practice of shelter medicine and to further veterinary education and research as it relates to animals' health in shelters".

Link: http://www.sheltervet.org

Join the fun by liking our TAMU Sheltering Vets Facebook Page!