Student Veterinary Surgeon's Club (SVSC)
Howdy! Welcome to the official website of the Texas A&M CVM
Student Veterinary Surgeon's Club!
The Student Veterinary Surgeons
Club's (SVSC) mission and purpose is to
provide opportunities for veterinary students of the College of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to engage in topics of veterinary
outside of the general curriculum. We aim to provide
educational lunch meetings, wet labs, and clinical exposure that
expand their surgical knowledge and practical expertise.
We have monthly meetings at which
board certified surgeons and surgical residents
present a surgical procedure/topic in detail as well as share a
bit about their journey
to becoming veterinary surgeons. Look on the calendar page
for our meeting dates! Topics cover
a wide range of veterinary specialties, from small animal to food
animal and exotics to equine.
Some topics that have been presented in the past:
- Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy
- Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
- Bovine C-section
- Emergency Sx on
- Q&A Session w/ Equine
- What does it mean to be a
We host two suturing wet labs every
year - one in the fall semester and one in the spring
semester. These are meant to expose first and second years to
the art of suturing and helping them lay a good foundation of
proper technique. Third years can also take advantage of
these opportunities and get in more practice time while also
getting to help teach.
In the upcoming Spring semester of
2014, we are planning on a field trip to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
in Houston, TX to tour the facilities and meet with practicing
board-certified surgeons to learn more about veterinary surgery in
a private practice setting.