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  Clubs, Schools & Organizations


Brown Mackie College, Veterinary Technology Program The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Columbus State Community College, Veterinary Technology Program

Stautzenberger College, Veterinary Technology Program
Cuyahoga Community College, Veterinary Technology Program University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, Veterinary Technology Program
Miami-Jacobs Career College, Veterinary Technology Program Online Graduate Programs Resources for students considering web-based post-graduate education
State & National Organizations   * = denotes student oriented and/or has student chapter
Academy of Veterinary Consultants: Provides CE, member support and leadership to bovine veterinarians. *Alpha Psi Fraternity: Social-professional veterinary fraternity.
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture: Source for communication, continuing education, and support for veterinary acupuncturists. American Academy on Veterinary Disaster Medicine: Dedicated to the care of animals in disaster situations.
*American Animal Hospital Association: Veterinary association exclusively focusing on companion animals. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: Advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.
*American Association of Avian Pathologists: National organization for veterinary practitioners, diagnosticians, researchers, and students interested in poultry health and performance. *American Association of Bovine Practitioners: Membership organization for veterinarians interested in bovine medicine.
*American Association of Equine Practitioners: Provides professional development, resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. *American Association of Feline Practitioners: Improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, CE, and scientific investigation.
American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians: Organization of veterinarians whose professional activities and interests encompass the many contributions of veterinary medicine to a hygienic food supply. *American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians: Advances the role of the veterinary medical community in nurturing positive human-animal interactions in society.
*American Association of Small Animal Ruminant Practitioners: Provides a forum to can exchange ideas and share knowledge. *American Association of Swine Veterinarians: Increases knowledge of swine veterinarians through resources, opportunities, mentorship, etc.
American Association of Veterinary Clinicians: Aims to enhance the quality of and be an advocate for veterinary clinical teaching, service and research. *American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians: Provides information on animal disease diagnostics; establishes and improves techniques and guidelines.
American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges: Provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians: Advances programs, offers CE, and provides information relating to zoo animals.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Certification process for veterinarians who demonstrate expertise in a broad range of clinical subjects and display the ability to communicate in an organized, professional manner. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine: Advances the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals through certification of veterinary specialists, professional development, education and research.
American College of Poultry Veterinarians: The certifying board for veterinarians specializing in poultry medicine, health and management. American College of Theriogenologists: Advancement of knowledge and competence; undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education; research; and clinical service in theriogenology.
American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists: Board-certifying association that establishes, evaluates & maintains standards of veterinary anesthesiology. American College of Veterinary Dermatology: Certifies veterinarians who have specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of dermatological problems in animals.
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine. American College of Veterinary Microbiologists: Specialty organization recognized by the AVMA for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in microbiology.
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists: AVMA-recognized organization that certifies veterinarians with expertise in ophthalmology. American College of Veterinary Radiology: Specialty association recognized by the AVMA for certification of veteriarians with special radiology expertise.
American College of Veterinary Surgeons: Specialty organization that certifies veterinary surgeons and provides a source of referrals to pet owners. American College of Zoological Medicine: An international specialty organization for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in zoological medicine.
American Heartworm Society: Lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. *American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology: Dedicated to the promotion of scientific advancement, education, and standards in veterinary laboratory medicine.
*American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners: Devoted to the promotion or training of veterinarians engaged in laboratory animal practice. *American Veterinary Medical Association: Represents 80,000+ veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.
*Association of Avian Veterinarians: International organization committed to advancing and promoting avian medicine and stewardship. Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians: Group promotes conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and habitat preservation.
*Association of Shelter Veterinarians: Advances the practice of shelter medicine and be a resource for dissemination of information and support of ongoing study of veterinary medicine in a shelter environment. *Christian Veterinary Mission: Seeks to help veterinarians serve others and live out their Christian faith through their profession; seeks to change lives and communities by improving the care of livestock and other animals. 
International Veterinary Information Service: Provides information and electronic publications to practicing veterinarians, veterinary students and scientists active in animal health and research. *National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians: Helps direct and develop uniform public health procedures involving zoonotic disease.
Morris Animal Foundation: Improves the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife by funding humane health studies and disseminating information about these studies. *National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues: Information and resources on activities related to the KPMG study on the "Current and Future Market for Veterinarians and Veterinary Medical Services"
National Association of Federal Veterinarians: Constituent body of the AVMA recognized by the USDA as the representative organization for federally employed veterinarians and as an association of managers and supervisors. Ohio Animal Health Foundation: An organization affiliated with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, OAHF’s vision is to improve the future of animal health.
National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners: Provides standardized examinations for use by state and provincial licensing boards as part of their licensure procedure for veterinarians. *Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity: Encourages and fosters the development of well-rounded, ethical veterinarians and through them creates a better profession on the basis of friendship, cooperation, and respect for their fellow professional.

*National Veterinary Business Management Association: Student-driven organization dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities, and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals.

*United States Animal Health Association: Prime objective is to prevent, control and eliminate livestock diseases that cost ranchers, farmers and consumers approximately $1 billion per year.
*Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians: Dedicated to promoting veterinary technicians and quality animal healthcare through education, legislation and high ethical standards. *Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society: Promotes advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice; provides a forum for collaboration on veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and surgery.
*Society for Theriogenology: Promotes standards of excellence, provide a variety of forums to disseminate emerging information to veterinarians and students, fosters client education and serves as a global resource for scientific exchange. Veterinary Orthopedic Society: Provides for the association of persons engaged in the practice teaching or research in the area of orthopedics for the presentation and discussion of items of common interest to further scientific investigation and to upgrade the specialty of orthopedics in order to provide better patient care.
*Veterinary Cancer Society: Supports veterinary cancer professionals, researchers and affected families worldwide.  
The Ohio State University: Clubs
Behavior Club Shelter Medicine Club
Feline Medicine Club Student Council
Food Animal Club Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
Horsemen's Association Theriogenology Club
Integrative Medicine Club Veterinary Students As One in Culture and Ethnicity
Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Surgery Club
Radiology Club  
The Ohio State University: Fraternities
Alpha Psi Fraternity

Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity

The Ohio State University: Veterinary Organizations, Student Chapters
Student Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) Student American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)
Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SCACVIM) Student Chapter of Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF)
Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (SCACVP) Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA)
Student Chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Veterinary Business Management Association


  Scholarships & Awards


Scholarship Name About
Association for Women Veterinarians Student Scholarships Seven $1,500 scholarships are awarded based on the students’ leadership potential, career path, and influence in veterinary medicine both in and outside of school. 
Jan. 31
Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England (VSTONE) Several scholarships are offered annually to veterinary students from New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massacusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont).
Feb. 1
The Race For Education Equine Winner's Circle Scholarship This program provides one scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student at each of the 36 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine throughout North America and the West Indies that sponsors a national chapter of SCAAEP.
Feb. 14
The Saul T. Wilson Jr. Scholarship Program Awards up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to $10,000 per year for graduate studies, tuition, books, tutors, and laboratory fees; and paid employment during summers and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee.
March 1
AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award Provides eight $1,500 awards to third- and/or fourth-year veterinary students who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine. Applicants should be student members of AABP.
March 15
AKC Veterinary Student Scholarships Scholarship application materials are sent to all accredited veterinary schools each January. Each school selects four candidates for consideration. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, activities with purebred dogs or related research, and need. All applicants must be enrolled as full time students at an accredited United States veterinary medical school.
AVMF Veterinary Scholarship Program The American Veterinary Medical Foundation awards scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students attending accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States. Students are encouraged to consider both traditional and non-traditional careers as they move forward in their education to understand the many options that the veterinary profession offers. 
May 15
ASVCP Young Investigator Award This recognizes and awards outstanding oral presentations given by residents or graduate students in the field of veterinary clinical pathology. Two awards are available: One for the best oral presentation involving applied or translational research or case reviews that provide new knowledge in the field of veterinary clinical pathology; and one for the best oral presentation involving basic research that provides new knowledge in the field of veterinary clinical pathology.
June 1
AABP Foundation - Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Program Applicants must be students who will be graduating with their veterinary degree in the upcoming year and are enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States.
June 15
Harold W. Casey Scholarship Award The Harold W. Casey Scholarship Award is intended to recognize and reward outstanding individuals training in pathology and striving to achieve ACVP certification. The annual award of $1000 may be used for educational training supplies or tuition.
June 30
AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow The AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow, a $5,000 scholarship, is awarded annually to an AAEP member graduate or resident who is completing their residency or a graduate program while participating in equine research.
July 30
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program provides deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. This is a merit-based program, which means financial need is not considered.
July 31 and
Dec. 31
ACVP Veterinary Student Poster Award ACVP is offering an award for veterinary students which requires submission of an abstract and a quality poster presentation of pathology-related research or case work material at the annual meeting.
Aug. 20
American Live Stock Inc./Hiscox Insurance Company Inc./AAEP Foundation Scholarship Eight outstanding veterinary students who have committed their careers to equine practice annually are selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from American Live Stock Inc. /Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. and the AAEP Foundation. These scholarships are available to fourth-year veterinary students who are proven leaders in their veterinary school, advocates for equine welfare and academic achievers.
Oct. 1
Dairy Farmers of America

Applicants must be pursuing a career in the dairy industry, including large animal veterinary medicine. Applicants must be enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college, university or trade school. High school seniors and post-graduates are also eligible to apply. Scholarship amount: $1,500

November to January
Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships Provides up to 250 scholarships of $2,500 to eligible second- and third-year students. In addition to traditional selection criteria of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships will focus on meeting ongoing needs of the veterinary profession: diversity, sustainability and mixed/rural medicine practice.
Nov. 15
Ed Hiestand Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship - Call for Papers The paper should cover a topic related to a veterinary aspect of wildlife rehabilitation (diagnosis, transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of a specific disease; an actual case report; a wildlife medicine-related study; etc.) and may consist of a literature review, a personal experience, or both.
Abstract: Dec. 15
Paper: Jan. 15
Army Health Care Health Professionals Scholarship The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is available to qualifying students who wish to earn professional degrees from accredited medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical or counseling psychology programs. The Army will pay 100 percent of tuition, required books, equipment and most academic fees.
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Health Professions Scholarship Program Applicants must be a citizen of the United States; be enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine program in the United States; meet eligibility criteria for appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve; and maintain full-time student status during the entire length of the program.
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Awards Offers a variety of grants and scholarships to both students and established veterinarians.
AASRP Student Externship Opportunities AASRP has Veterinary College Liaisons who work to promote fellowship among students and help you to learn more about small ruminants. We cordially invite veterinary students who are interested in working with small ruminants to join AASRP.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students This program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance (tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses). Interested students should apply for this scholarship at their school's student financial aid office.
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American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation Swine Externship Grant Program The AASV Foundation provides grants of $200 to $500 to veterinary students who complete an externship of at least two weeks in a swine practice or a mixed practice with a considerable swine component. The actual amount of the grant is dependent on the costs of the externship and approval of the Foundation. Any AASV student member in veterinary school who fulfills the requirements is eligible to apply.
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ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award This award is available to graduate students and/or residents in veterinary pathology for travel to and participation in the Annual Meeting of the AAVLD.
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ACVP Young Investigator Awards Poster Competition This ACVP awards program recognizes quality poster presentations by veterinary pathology residents and graduate students in four categories: Diagnostic Pathology, Experimental Disease, Natural Disease, and Toxicologic and Industrial Pathology.
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Schwartz Family Veterinary Scholarship and Animal Welfare Foundation Scholarships are determined not only by academic standards but also the applicant’s passion for this field, including future veterinarians who wish to commit themselves to shelter work.
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AASV 2011 Student Seminar Veterinary Student Scholarships Up to 15 students may make scientific presentations during the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting. Veterinary students whose papers are selected for presentation at the meeting will be eligible to compete for veterinary student scholarships awarded through the AASV Foundation. The oral presentations will be judged to determine the amount of the scholarship awarded.
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  Internships & Externships


Organization About
OVMA Food Animal Externship
This externship opportunity has been established to facilitate the exploration of food animal medicine as a viable career path among veterinary medicine students. The program also encourages and supports OVMA food animal practitioners in developing mentorship opportunities and, potentially, future associate veterinarians. | Contact OVMA for more information


OSU Veterinary Scholar Summer Research Program The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Research and Graduate Studies is offering summer stipend awards for veterinary students seeking research training. The awards will provide summer stipends for students working under OSU College faculty members on approved research projects. The stipends will be awarded on a competitive basis and will pay stipends ($4,000-$5,300 depending on source of funding) for the summer quarter.
January & February deadlines
The Columbus Schweitzer Fellows Program The Columbus Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development.
Feb. 1
AVMA Congressional Science Fellowship Program AVMA Congressional Science Fellows serve for one year in Washington, D.C., as scientific advisors to members of Congress. Fellows play pivotal roles in shaping and influencing key legislation that affects the veterinary profession and the health and safety of our nation. The AVMA provides Fellows with a substantial stipend to offset the cost of living in Washington, D.C., as well as reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the Fellowship. Additional funds, up to $6000, are provided to offset the cost of the health insurance premiums.
Feb. 11
Pfizer Bovine Externship Program Selected students will receive a $2,000 stipend and will be matched with either practicing veterinarians or producers for a four-week field work experience. First- and second-year veterinary students qualify. For more information, students can contact the faculty representative at their school or Dr. Mike Nichols, Senior Veterinarian Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Operations at
Feb. 15
Academy of Rural Veterinarians ARV is planning to award financial assistance up to $250/week, for a maximum of $1000/student, for any student selected who wishes to spend time in a rural practice externship. Externships will take place from May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012.
March 31
Toledo Zoo Veterinary Internship This is a two-year position with the second year contingent upon successful completion of the first. Successful completion of the internship is intended to improve clinical competency and facilitate entry into zoological medicine residency and post DVM graduate programs or clinical positions in a zoological institution.
April 1
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. Internships and Fellowships All externs and fellows participate with the staff in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center. Students are supervised by staff rehabilitators and two full-time veterinarians, trained in both Western and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Emphasis is placed on the student gaining an understanding of the entire rehabilitation process from admittance through release. Short-term and year-long internships/fellowships are offered.
Dec. 6
The Wildlife Center of Virginia The Wildlife Center of Virginia's Externship programs are designed to provide senior students (and interested veterinarians) with a hands-on experience in all aspects of wild animal handling, maintenance, and treatment. Externship lasts from three to 12 weeks and covers anatomy, physical restraint, anesthesia, radiography, laboratory analysis, emergency triage, first aid, orthopedics, necropsy procedures, medications and dosages, animal housing requirements, husbandry, and the legal aspects associated with wildlife medicine.
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ASLAP Summer Fellowships in Laboratory Animal Medicine The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, along with several funding partners, supports several 10- to 16-week summer fellowships in laboratory animal medicine.
ACLAM Mentoring Program The overall program objective is to recruit veterinarians into laboratory animal medicine as a means of addressing the national shortage of laboratory animal veterinarians needed in Biomedical Research with a secondary objective of providing guidance and support to those already within the laboratory animal medicine specialty.
ABVP Externships Offers externships in a variety of disciplines, all of which are hosted by ABVP Diplomates. Students should contact these individuals or the ABVP directly for more information and deadlines.
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center welcomes participation from veterinary students from all accredited veterinary colleges in the form of a clinical externship. The duration of the clinical externships are flexible but generally range from 2-12 weeks depending on the type of externship program and accredited veterinary college requirements for individual students. Externs are responsible for all personal expenses including housing, travel, transportation and food. If requested, recommendations for housing can be made. Summer employment externs will be offered a stipend. Externship programs should be arranged at least 3 months in advance of the requested start date.

Kenya Wildlife Service Kenya Wildlife Service rehabilitates animals such as hippos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, monkeys, elephants, rhinos, zebras, impalas, ostrich and any other animal found in Kenya's National parks and game reserves. Through this program, interns work at an animal "orphanage" near Nairobi which rehabilitates and releases wild animals that have been injured or abandoned, Safari Walk or any other National Park within Kenya.

Ongoing /

AASV Foundation Swine Externship Grant Program The Swine Externship Grant Program is available to all veterinary students in an effort to encourage students to consider a career in swine medicine and enable them to obtain valuable experience in a swine practice. The grant amounts range from $200 to $500 per student, based upon the actual expenses incurred during the externship.
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Lists available zoo-related internships by state.
VetPartners Business & Legal Externships Various VetPartners members offer unique business and legal externship opportunities to veterinary students.
Koret Shelter Medicine Program Offers a shelter medicine rotation for students with a particular interest in working with shelters, rescue groups, and other small animal populations such as catteries or kennels, or for those with a particular interest in small animal infectious disease/population health.
Purdue University Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Externships Externs interact with pathologists, residents and veterinary students in a necropsy service with ample and varied caseload, then follow cases to final diagnosis through correlation of histologic examination and ancillary test results. Histopathology training can be supplemented with biopsy case material. Externs also have the opportunity to develop a case report or newsletter article, participate in a research project, or rotate through the branch laboratory (Heeke ADDL) at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, where the caseload is also diverse with many avian accessions.
American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Lists externships available through ASVCP members.




Web Site About
Externs on the Hill The Life & Times of AVMA Student Externs in our Nation's Capital
FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Federal agency that regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals.
FDA Recall Center Includes the most significant product actions over the last five years based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
GRE Online Answers to questions about the GRE. Registration for the test also is available.
National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Web site of the organization that oversees the NAVLE exam.
National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) Information and resources on activities related to the KPMG study on the "Current and Future Market for Veterinarians and Veterinary Medical Services"
Pre-Vet Advisor from by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) E-newsletter that provides key updates and information that can guide students interested in studying veterinary medicine, help with decision-making, and give them tools to complete a successful veterinary medical school application.
Veterinary Career Resources List of links to veterinary related Web sites.
Veterinary College Directory Learn about AVMA-accredited veterinary schools and get advice on applying, guidance on choosing a veterinary career, and information on financial aid.
Veterinary Jobs A listing of available positions for veterinarians.
Veterinarians' Occupational Outlook Handbook Information on Veterinarians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics. Overview of information on the veterinary profession in terms of: nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training; other qualifications and advancements; job outlook; earning; related occupations; and sources of additional information.
Veterinary Specialties Links concerning different kinds of veterinary practices.