Student AVMA (SAVMA)

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 – Held in January each year in Chicago, this unique leadership development conference includes CE sessions, AVMA governance meetings, and networking opportunities. SAVMA funds one registration for a student from each school represented in the SAVMA House of Delegates. Reach out to your delegate or president for more information. Applications are made available around October/November.
  • Annual IVSA Symposium – Meet with colleagues in the veterinary medical field from all over the globe.
  • SAVMA Symposium – Held in March each year and hosted by different veterinary schools across the U.S., SAVMA Symposium exposes students to areas of veterinary medicine not usually covered in their regular curricula and also promotes networking among future colleagues. Registration opens each fall.
  • AVMA Convention – Held each summer in rotating locations across the U.S., the AVMA Convention helps students gain professional knowledge and network with practicing veterinarians and AVMA leaders. Registration is free for SAVMA members.
  • SAVMA Chapter Summit—Held each September in Schaumburg, Illinois, this brings together one SAVMA chapter president/elect and one faculty advisor from each student chapter/organization in the SAVMA HOD. Details are sent in summer to current chapter presidents.
  • 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.


SAVMA Opportunities - AVMA Legislative Fly In 2018

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