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Pre-Vet Club Attends 2014 National APVMA Symposium

Posted: April 7, 2014

Pre-Vet club attended the National American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) at Iowa State University from March 21st to March 23rd.

Every year, representatives from the Pre-Vet Club attend the National APVMA symposium to learn about the many aspects of veterinary medicine. This year 15 students from the club visited Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and were accompanied by Dr. Robert Van Saun. They attended several lectures pertaining to their future careers in food animal, equine, small animal, and wildlife/exotic medicine. In addition to the lectures, each student attended two hands-on labs. Depending on their interests, students chose labs with titles such as Small Animal Acupuncture, the Bovine Feedlot Tour, and Emergency and Critical Care. The students were able to tour the campus and ask veterinary students their perspectives on student life at Iowa State. Throughout the day, representatives from several veterinary schools and professional associations were available to talk to students at a college fair. The current president and vice president for Pre-Vet Club attended the APVMA meeting to discuss APVMA executive board elections and bids to host the 2015 APVMA symposium. This was a valuable professional development experience for all of the students. This trip was partially funded by the Office for Undergraduate Education within the College of Agricultural Sciences.