Student AVMA charter awarded to Dick Vet students

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Drs. Pritt and Cantner with atudents at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland

Students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, have been awarded official charter status by the Student AVMA.

This means that the Dick Vet SAVMA now joins the ranks of 36 other schools from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom that have an official chapter. More than 80 percent of veterinary students at the school have joined the chapter, around 700 members in all, giving it a vote in the SAVMA House of Delegates and access to SAVMA benefits. This semester, they plan on hosting the Vet Olympics and a professional development symposium for members.

On Oct. 4, 2017, Amy Fish (center), chapter president, accepted the official charter from Dr. Caroline Cantner (far right), AVMA assistant director for student initiatives in the Membership and Field Services Division, and Dr. Stacy Pritt (back row, left), AVMA vice president, who traveled to Edinburgh. During their visit, they gave presentations to the students on the Student AVMA and career management before awarding the charter, followed by a networking lunch.