Objectives of the organization
The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is 1 of 28 chapters from United States and Canadian Veterinary Colleges that comprise the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA). The Student American Veterinary Medical Association’s goals are modeled after its parent organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA’s objectives are “…to advance the science and art of Veterinary Medicine, including its relationship to agriculture and public health.” SAVMA was formed in 1969 and today is comprised of over 8,000 veterinary medical students at 28 schools. The goals of the OSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) are:
- To promote a spirit of friendly relations among veterinary students.
- To provide additional opportunities for the members to gain professional knowledge and an understanding of professional ethics and conduct.
- To demonstrate the virtues of organized effort.
- To promote an attitude of professionalism, fairness and honesty among veterinary students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- To develop characteristics of leadership through training received in conducting chapter affairs.
- To make available to the students, the opportunities offered by the AVMA to it’s student chapters.