SPECIALTY CLUBS / ORGANIZATIONS
American Animal Hospital Association
The student chapter of AAHA informs and educates students about veterinary hospitals and practice standards.
Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine Club
The Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine Club provides veterinary students with an opportunity to learn about exotic companion animal health, medicine, and surgery and to gain technical skills in working with these species.
Behavior Medicine Club
We believe that behavior is a very important factor in veterinary medicine. Our goal is to encourage interest in behavior medicine and to further the education of students interested in this field.
Behavior Medicine Club Dog Training Course
We are now known as the BMC Dog Training Course, as we only provide basic obedience courses to owners who recently adopted shelter dogs. Our goal is to prevent dogs from being returned to shelters for behavior problems.
A social club designed to promote interaction between veterinary students and faculty/staff in the vet school.
Camelid Medicine Club
The Camelid Medicine Club's goal is to provide experience and education about camelids to veterinary students. The club goes on field trips with local vets to local llama and alpaca ranches to help with tasks ranging from pregnancy checks and vaccination, to sick animal calls and delivering crias. We also hold wet labs on campus to teach students a variety of procedures including, blood collection, catheterization and shearing. Our club also hosts the annual Camelid Medicine Symposium. This is a two day weekend event where speakers from UC Davis and around the country come to speak on many camelid health subjects.
Canine Medicine Club
The Canine Medicine Club (CMC) is an organization run by veterinary students. The club and its members are dedicated to expanding the educational and service opportunities of veterinary students in projects related to canine medicine.
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Doxie Derby is hosted annually by the second-year veterinary student class. The race is held during Picnic Day in the Pavilion at the Activities and Recreation Center located on LaRue Drive.
Equine Medicine Club
The EMC/SCAAEP exists primarily to provide students in the School of Veterinary Medicine with hands-on, extracurricular exposure to equine medicine, surgery and reproduction. We believe in promoting the welfare of the horse through education for future veterinarians.
Feline Medicine Club
Our club is dedicated to advancing feline medicine through education of the public and veterinary professionals. Through our fundraising activities we are able to provide financial support to our sister-group, the Orphan Kitten Project in addition to aid we provide to local shelters. We also provide rounds discussions, special lectures and wetlabs to the veterinary student body.
Fish and Invertebrate Systems Health (F.I.S.H) Club
The FISH club focuses on the veterinary care and husbandry of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates. We also aim to help veterinary students form connections with the aquariums and fish and invertebrate producers world-wide in an effort to improve the care and understanding of these unique animals.
Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club
This is the Davis chapter of the AHVMA. Their purpose is to advance holistic veterinary medicine and provide veterinary students with educational opportunities in holistic veterinary medicine and related subjects.
Lab Animal Medicine Club
We are an assemblage of veterinary student professionals actively seeking to develop future Laboratory Animal Medicine veterinarians by providing a diverse forum for professional development, networking, and curriculum guidance. First, we provide opportunities for education and hands-on experience in the proper medical care and use of laboratory and teaching animals as well as diverse exposure to the research environment. Second, we expose the student body to an exciting and compelling, yet underrepresented segment of veterinary medicine. Finally, we attempt to prepare each other to successfully address community concerns about the use of animals in research while actively demonstrating our appreciation for the numerous animals whose contributions have truly made vast medical and scientific advancement a reality.
Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless
This organization is active in supplying veterinary care to the homeless and underprivileged people of the Sacramento area. They function through donation of supplies and food by private practitioners as well as professional companies. The clinic is staffed by volunteers including practicing veterinarians and students from UC Davis.
Radiology club is a new club on our campus that was started with the intention of giving Davis veterinary students more opportunities to hone their imaging techniques. We host small animal radiology rounds on the first Monday of the month and large animal radiology rounds on the third Monday of the month. In addition, our officers are working on creating some really fun wetlabs for our members.
Shelter Vets Club
The Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Vets was officially formed at UC Davis in the Spring of 2003. Since its inception, SCASV has been very active in providing support to our local shelters and organizing animal sheltering seminars open to students, veterinarians, and shelter professionals. In addition to their dedicated volunteerism with area shelters, members of SCASV at UC Davis play an integral role in the success of the entire veterinary school's participation in Spay Day USA.
Society for Veterinary Fluorescence
This organization promotes the use of fluorescence in the veterinary community and beyond.
Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA)
Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS)
SVECCS strives to bring students into the diverse and exciting field of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine. We support both the large and small Animal Services, and we aim to provide continuing education to local practitioners and technicians.
Student Animal Welfare Committee (SAWC)
Promote animal welfare education & activities and support alternative surgical program.
Student Chapter of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (SCIVAPM)
The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management is a multi-disciplinary organization that seeks to promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge related to the biology and clinical treatment of pain in animals.
Students Alleviating Pet Overpopulation
The purpose of SAPO is to increase awareness of the problem of pet overpopulation that exists in this country. This club is active in trying to educate the general public of the benefits of spaying neutering pets, as well as teaching the amount of responsibility that accompanies pet ownership.
Students for One Health
Students for One Health is a medium for students from diverse professional and graduate backgrounds interested in global health to share their ideas and a forum for open dialogue between the different student bodies. We hope to build long lasting partnerships between the diverse groups and to equip students with the interpersonal skills that will be necessary to work in a dynamic setting.
Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)
The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine's chapter of the VBMA is dedicated to increasing business acumen and providing networking opportunities to veterinarians and veterinary students. Through their involvement in this organization, veterinary students develop communication, customer service, negotiation, leadership, and managerial skills that enable them to elevate their careers and our profession as a whole.
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
The purpose of the student chapter of the SVECCS is to promote the specialties of emergency & critical care medicine.
Veterinary Medicine Surgery Club
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Surgery Club is an organization run by veterinary students. The club officers are dedicated to promoting the education of veterinary students in the field of surgery. We host lectures pertaining to the knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques, and we also provide information about externship and intership opportunities.
Veterinary Pathology Club
The Veterinary Pathology Club (VPC) promotes interest in and advancement of the field of pathology by exposing veterinary students to different aspects of pathology.
Veterinary Public Health Organization (VPHO)
The Veterinary Public Health Organization (VPHO) was established in 2006 at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis to address the growing interest in public health, veterinary medicine, and research. A team of devoted students and supportive faculty advisors pioneered the development of this organization.
Veterinary Student Outreach Club
Veterinary Student Outreach (VSO) Club at UC Davis functions to generate and propagate interest in various fields of science, including but not limited to veterinary medicine, for audiences of all ages. Our goal is to educate our audiences; as well as help participating club members develop communication and organizational skills vital to a successful veterinary career.
Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine Club
The Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine (WAAM) Club promotes interest and learning opportunities for veterinary students in the fields of wildlife, zoological, and aquatic animal medicine by interacting with faculty and professionals and by exposing students to the different aspects of these diverse fields through hands on learning events, internships, and field trips.