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.
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
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".