Student AVMA (SAVMA)
Support for you – from classroom to career
AVMA's My Veterinary Life® website helps you thrive as you prepare to start your veterinary career. Find wellbeing, financial, and professional tools designed just for students and early-career veterinarians.
Events & Opportunities
Check out all the exciting upcoming events and opportunities available to student chapter members and student associate members. Click on the links to receive more information about a specific topic or event.
- AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference – January 5 - 7, 2023 to be held at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, IL. SAVMA funds one registration for a student from each of the schools represented in the SAVMA House of Delegates. Reach out to your Delegate or President for more information. Applications are released around October/November 2022.
- Annual IVSA Symposium – Meet with colleagues in the veterinary medical field from all over the globe.
- SAVMA Symposium 2023 – March 16 - 19, 2023 hosted by University of Illinois CVM. Designed to expose students to areas of veterinary medicine that are not usually covered in their regular curricula and promote networking among future colleagues. Registration opens in Fall 2022.
- AVMA Annual Convention – July 14 - 18, 2023 in Denver, CO. The AVMA Annual Convention helps students gain professional knowledge and network with practicing veterinarians and AVMA leadership. Free registration for SAVMA members.
- SAVMA Chapter Summit – September 2023. One SAVMA Chapter President/Elect and one Faculty Advisor from each student chapter/organization in the SAVMA HOD are invited to attend. Details sent in summer.
- AVMA Legislative Fly In – Join AVMA and SAVMA members for hands-on advocacy in our nation's capitol to learn about our political process and grassroots advocacy.
- SAVMA One Health Project supports local One Health events at veterinary schools across the nation.
- AVMA Externship Opportunities
- International Opportunities for Veterinary Students
- AVMA Veterinary Career Center - Student Externship Locator
Awards and scholarships
- SAVMA Awards and Scholarships
- AVMF Student Scholarship Opportunities
- AVMF External Scholarship Opportunities (a listing of additional scholarships offered by various organizations outside AVMA/AVMF/SAVMA)