What is SAVMA?

Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA)

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) was created in 1969 as the national organization of veterinary students, which has enabled individual Student Chapters of the AVMA (SCAVMAs) to function effectively as a single unit on the national level. As of the 2013-2014 school year, SAVMA was comprised of 32 student chapters (28 in the U.S., 1 in Canada, 2 in the Caribbean, and 1 in the United Kingdom) at accredited veterinary medical schools/colleges and one student association organization in the Caribbean representing a total of over 14,000 veterinary student members and associate members. See the Student Chapters link below for a listing of these schools. SAVMA is lead by an Executive Committee and a House of Delegates (HOD) consisting of two representatives from each Student Chapter and Associate. SAVMA also has voting representation in the AVMA House of Delegates. View the History and Mission link below to learn more about SAVMA.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about SAVMA and how to join!

History and Mission

Benefits of SAVMA membership

Student Chapters


SAVMA Directories

HOD Committees

Executive Board

Governance Documents

Policies and Endorsements


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