The AVMA Student Initiatives Team handed out the SAVMies to recognize chapter efforts. Cornell University won the award for most improved percentage of students who were SAVMA members. Mississippi State University SAVMA chapter’s Veterinary Leadership and Wellness Conference received the award for the most innovative event in the ALL for Students program—with ALL being an acronym for Achieving, Leading, and Learning. Michigan State University took the award for most registered students attending the symposium.
The following officers were installed for the 2023-24 SAVMA Executive Board: Max Paulson University of Illinois, president; Sarah Houpt, Mississippi State, secretary; Katie Green, Virginia-Maryland, treasurer; Vivian Lee, Cornell University, international exchange officer; Jessica Topka, University of Missouri, communications and public relations officer; Bryanna Meredith, North Carolina State University, editor-in-chief; Samm Clark, Louisiana State University, global and public health officer; Alexia Mazzarella, Michigan State, veterinary economics officer; Tesa Stone, University of Pennsylvania, cultural outreach officer; Thomas LeClair, Washington State University, chapter president representative.
Additionally, the SAVMA HOD elected the following officers: Tara Barron, Lincoln Memorial University, president-elect; John Grealish, Cornell University, secretary-elect; Lauren Wienker, Kansas State University, international exchange officer–elect; Taylor French, Ohio State University, communications and public relations officer-elect; Vitoria Kuzolitz, University of Georgia, editor-in-chief-elect.
The 2024 SAVMA Symposium will be jointly hosted by Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, with events happening March 14-17 in both Knoxville and Harrogate, Tennessee.
A version of this article appears in the June 2023 print issue of JAVMA.