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National SAVMA

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) coordinates student chapter functions, promotes the exchange of ideas and information among students, and represents its members in matters that concern them, both as students and as future veterinarians.


SAVMA consists of an Executive Board and a House of Delegates (HOD) composed of two representatives from each member chapter. The House of Delegates meets twice yearly; in July during the AVMA Convention, and in the spring during the annual SAVMA Educational Symposium.

SAVMA Member Benefits:

Student AVMA Members receive reduced subscription rates to the Journal of the AVMA (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR).

Complementary advance registration to the AVMA Annual Convention held in July.

Access to the The AVMA Veterinary Career Center
Provides job listings to match your resume and allows interested employers to search posted resumes
Lists available post-graduate programs, externships, and preceptorships - private, public, and corporate;
Available for use by all Student Chapter and Student Associate Members without charge;
Information on starting salaries and benefits, how to evaluate your first practice position, demographics of the profession, and the variety of veterinary careers
Counseling on how to negotiate for salary and benefits

Access to the AVMA website
Provides informational resources for veterinarians and the public;
Member Center area includes Council and Committee news, AVMA updates, events, and JAVMA classifieds--2 weeks prior to publication;
NOAH (Network Of Animal Health) includes educational discussion groups, professional libraries with abstracts, knowledge databases, and more

AVMA Member Benefits

  • Annual Student AVMA (SAVMA) Educational Symposium hosted by a local chapter. For the latest up-to-date information, visit the SAVMA Symposium Website
  • Access to the SAVMA Website
  • Complementary subscription/access to The Vet Gazette: the official online journal of the Student AVMA
  • Committee updates, as well as, event information, and provides e-mail links to committee chairs and student delegates by school; Numerous monetary awards offered by SAVMA committees for work related to their respective committee tasks.
Insurance Benefits:

AVMA PLIT (Professional Liability Insurance Trust) for information call 1-800-228-7548.
AVMA GHLIT (Group Health and Life Insurance Trust) for information call 1-800-621-6360.

Important Dates

Academic Calendar
October 19 February
October 19 September
October 19 October