Benefits of Membership in SAVMA

Eligible for the Following AVMA Benefits:

  1. Student AVMA Member reduced subscription rates to the Journal of the AVMA (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR).
    • JAVMA for $40
    • AJVR for $40
  2. Free advance registration to the AVMA Annual Convention held in July. For the latest up-to-date information, visit the AVMA Convention Web site.
  3. The AVMA Veterinary Career Center:
    • Provides job listings that match your resume and allows interested employers to search posted resumes;
    • Lists available post-graduate programs, externships, and preceptorships - private, public, and corporate;
    • Available for use by all Student Chapter and Student Associate Members without charge;
    • Has information on starting salaries and benefits, how to evaluate your first practice position, demographics of the profession, and the variety of veterinary careers;
    • Counseling on "how to negotiate" for salary and benefits.
  4. AVMA website

The Following Student AVMA Benefits:

  • Annual Student AVMA (SAVMA) Educational Symposium hosted by a local chapter. For the latest up-to-date information, visit the SAVMA Symposium Web site.
  • Access to the SAVMA Web-page
    • Free subscription/access to The Vet Gazette: the Official online journal of the Student AVMA
    • Committee updates, as well as event information, and provides e-mail links to committee chairs and student delegates by school;
  • Numerous monetary awards offered by SAVMA Committees, for work done related to their respective committee tasks.

For further information on any of these topics, please contact Theresa De Carli, Program Coordinator at AVMA (800-248-2862 ext. 6693, or Dr. Derrick Hall, Assistant Director of Membership and Field Services at AVMA (800-248-2862, ext. 6681)

Insurance Benefits:

AVMA PLIT LogoDid you know that even as a student, you can be accused of veterinary malpractice and threatened with a lawsuit? Cover your future assets with PLIT-sponsored student professional liability insurance. Visit for more information. You can also locate the PLIT student ambassador at your school and find when a PLIT Trust Veterinarian will be at your campus for an educational session on how to avoid and manage allegations of malpractice.


  • AVMA GHLIT (Group Health and Life Insurance Trust) for information call 1-800-621-6360.

    As a veterinary student, you may need affordable, reliable insurance coverage. Without it, even a minor illness or injury can financially overwhelm you and could jeopardize your veterinary career. That's why the AVMA GHLIT created affordable insurance for veterinary students and their dependents. Disability and life insurance are available for students as well as a variety of guaranteed coverages for graduating veterinarians. Visit for more details as well as the contact information for the GHLIT agent at your school.