The Executive Board approved two small expenditures that may make a meaningful difference for the Student AVMA and its chapters.
The board approved annual distribution of the AVMA Membership Directory and Resource Manual to members of the SAVMA Executive Committee, and to delegates and alternate delegates in the SAVMA House of Delegates.
Currently the AVMA sends two complimentary copies to each student chapter of the AVMA (SCAVMA), and two to each US veterinary college library. Going beyond that and also providing a copy to those other student representatives will give them continuous, easy access to AVMA policies, procedures, and leadership contact information.
The board also approved a recommendation from the SCAVMA faculty advisers to provide official AVMA badges for the advisers to wear at SCAVMA meetings and other veterinary college functions. The advisers hope to expand student awareness regarding organized veterinary medicine beyond school activities, and encourage membership in the AVMA after graduation.