Student Newsletter Archive

Read past issues of the HSVMA Student Newsletter below. Looking for previous issues of HSVMA Monthly News?

Spring 2015

In this issue:

  • If you're interested in equine or zoological medicine, check out a new veterinary externship at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch! Learn more about this, and other veterinary externships...more»
  • A Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine student came up with forensic tools that help distinguish between accidental and deliberate injuries...more»
  • This spring, Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University both received $300,000 grants from HSUS/HSVMA for their shelter medicine programs. The checks were presented to each school at the 2015 Animal Care Expo in New Orleans. Read about the LSU grant and the MSU grant»
  • We're kicking off our reading and viewing series with the book Citizen Canine, which traces the journey of pets from feral creatures to fellow members of society...more»

Winter 2014

In this issue:

  • Need a little help traveling to Minneapolis next month for SAVMA Symposium 2015? HSVMA is offering a limited number of $250 stipends to HSVMA veterinary student members to offset the cost of symposium registration, travel, or accommodations...email us for more information» 
  • Are you interested in getting involved in animal protection issues, promoting humane veterinary education, and/or participating in service opportunities? HSVMA can help!...more» 
  • HSVMA has a great webinar series and we offer complimentary viewing to all our student members. But we don’t want to stop there! We want you to share our webinars with your classmates by hosting a viewing. We’ll even cover the costs of a meal to accompany the presentation!...contact us for details»
  • Learn about the two student projects HSVMA supported through animal welfare research grants: "Comparison of Non-Contact Infrared Thermometry and Rectal Thermometry in Cats" and "Using Structured Interactions to Increase Adoption of Shelter Dogs"...more»

Fall 2014

In this issue:

  • Since 2009, the HAARTS Program (Helping Alachua’s Animals Requiring Treatment and Surgery) has given University of Florida veterinary students the chance to improve their surgical skills by providing medical and surgical treatment todeemed treatable though unadoptable, helping more than 1,500 community animals heal and find new homes...more» 
  • Oklahoma State veterinary students get hands-on experience providing medical care for free-roaming, un-owned cats by volunteering with Operation Catnip Stillwater. The organization's monthly large scale, less frequent clinics are able to provide effective vaccination and spay/neuter services to stray cat populations, while making the most of locations and resources – including volunteer availablility...more» 
  • HSVMA has developed some new programs and talks for students. Learn about these new opportunities and find out how you can get involved...more»
  • The HSVMA-RAVS 2015 clinic schedule will be posted in mid-November. Student applications will be accepted during a two-week application period at that time...more»

Summer 2014

In this issue:

  • The HSVMA Student Chapter at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine hopped in to help rescue and treat 27 bunnies abandoned near a trash dump. Bunnies were treated for wounds and infections and were spayed/neutered in preparation for adoption!...more» 
  • Take a look at this alternative anatomy teaching tool which provides more evidence that alternative training methods can enhance vet student and professionals' skills, while avoiding unnecessary risk to animals...more» 
  • 2013's HSVMA Veterinary Student Advocacy & HSVMA Veterinary Student Direct Care Awards went to Cornell University vet students, Michelle White and Ada Norris...more»
  • Check out the 2013 HSVMA year in review. Efforts include treating more than 4,200 animals through HSVMA-RAVS, offering 20 humane lectures and four dry suture labs at 13 different veterinary schools, and providing on-hands volunteer opportunities for vet students...more»

Winter 2013

In this issue:

  • One veterinary students tells us why she loves HSVMA-RAVS and why she keeps coming back to volunteer with the program...more»
  • Humane Alliance offers veterinary externships that not only expands your surgery skill set, but also focuses on community outreach and public education about early spay/neuter...more»
  • Read the abstract for a University of Florida veterinary student's research about social enrichment methods for shelter dogs with hyperactivity, made possible by the HSVMA Student Scholars program...more»
  • Are you taking full advantage of your student membership? Our continuing education webinars are free for members, including you...more»

Fall 2013

In this issue:

  • Find out how you can spend six weeks learning about wildlife medicine as a veterinary extern with the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale...more»
  • One veterinary student learned the importance of learning about animal behavior – a discipline that is not always taught in veterinary school, despite being a very important part of making veterinary visits a positive experience for pets...more»
  • A UC Davis veterinary student spend part of her summer in Panama, helping a local organization combat the country's large animal overpopulation problem and treat injured animals that may have otherwise gone untreated...more»
  • Join University of Illinois veterinary student, Mary Lindhal, as she describes her two-week HSVMA-RAVS trip to Peru to provide care to working mules and horses...more»

Spring 2013

In this issue:

  • An Austrailian veterinary student conducted a study to learn her colleagues' opinions on cadaver use and knowledge of the availability of ethical alternatives...more»
  • The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine's shelter surgery program provides an ethical way for students to learn surgical skills on live animals that benefits the students, the communities, and the animals...more»
  • Check out HSVMA's 2012 accomplishments – download our annual report...more»

Winter 2012

In this issue:

  • Read one student volunteer's experience – both the ups and downs – during her first HSVMA-RAVS trip, and learn how you can join the adventure...more»
  • An HSVMA member and University of Florida veterinary student shares some findings of a study he participated in that sought to reduce the incidence of feline injection site sarcoma by injecting in alternate vaccination sites...more»
  • Want to get hands-on experience, but can't travel or aren't sure how you can help? A Western University veterinary student and HSVMA member shares her experience volunteering at a Pets for Life event, helping pets and people in her own community...more»
  • The HSVMA student chapter president at Tufts University describes her time interning at the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Mass., and how the experience helped her define her future path...more»

Fall 2012

In this issue:

  • HSVMA student chapter members at UC Davis return to Nicaragua to continue the work they started in December 2011 to treat animals in a few small communities and expand educational outreach...more»
  • An HSVMA member and veterinary student at Western University of Health Sciences learned how she can make a difference for animals outside the classroom by participating in Humane Lobby Day...more»
  • An Oklahoma State University veterinary student explains why she believes the veterinary profession should oppose "ag-gag" bills...more»
  • The South Florida Wildlife Center is seeking veterinary externs for Spring 2013...more»
  • Learn how HSVMA student chapters can help you get involved in promoting animal welfare while you are in veterinary school...more»

Spring 2012

In this issue:

  • Learn how student organizers expanded the services of an annual wellness clinic in Mass. to great success, and how veterinary students like you can give back to the community...more»
  • Last October, an HSVMA student member and veterinary student at Cornell University organized educational events in honor of Pit Bull Awareness Month...more»
  • HSVMA student members don't just help animals locally, but frequently travel to help animals in other countries where experience, supplies and equipment may be scarce. Read about one student's experience in India...more»
  • We are excited to announce two unique externship opportunities for HSVMA student members at wildlife care centers in Cape Cod, Mass. and southern Florida...more»

Winter 2012

In this issue:

  • A group of UC-Davis veterinary students are establishing a new international program that will not only provide first-hand training opportunities, but also bring much-needed veterinary care to animals in Nicaragua...more»
  • Oregon State veterinary students also travelled to Nicaragua last year to provide veterinary care to animals through their annual International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) trip...more»
  • Read about a University of Wisconsin veterinary student's experience volunteering for monthly spay/neuter clinics and how her involvement will help shape her professional career...more»
  • HSVMA offers ideas to get involved with animal welfare outside the classroom and to meet like-minded professionals at a special pre-SAVMA Symposium networking event...more»

Fall 2011

In this issue:

  • Read about a University of Pennsylvania veterinary student's experience volunteering with HSVMA-RAVS and how it's complimented her education in the classroom...more»
  • HSVMA encourages veterinary students to reach out to their communities to get hands-on experience by participating—or organizing—a spay/neuter event in February for World Spay Day...more»
  • Join us on Dec 7 for a free webinar that will cover factors to consider during your job search, presented by HSVMA Board Member Gary Block, DVM, DACVIM, MS...more»
  • Fall is the perfect time to get active in your school's HSVMA student chapter—or work on starting one—and begin scheduling HSVMA Speakers Bureau presentations...more»

Spring 2011

In this issue:

  • Read how veterinary student Heather Rally became involved in marine mammal welfare and environmental protection...more»
  • Learn how veterinary student Lisa Lippman got involved in a cause close to her heart...more»
  • Colorado State and Cornell veterinary schools have developed alternative methods of training...more»
  • Check out the volunteer opportunities offered through The HSUS' direct care centers...more»

Winter 2011

In this issue:

  • HSVMA will be at SAVMA Symposium 2011; plan to attend...more»
  • Spay Day events provide hands-on training for veterinary and veterinary technician students...more»
  • The Cape Wildlife Center has professional training opportunities for students...more»
  • Take HSVMA's student survey and you could win a $25 iTunes or Starbucks gift card....more»

Winter 2010

In this issue:

  • Learn about one intern's experience and the valuable lessons she learned in the field...more»
  • Tufts veterinary students benefited from one-on-one instruction and plenty of practice at a recent humane suture lab...more»
  • The HSVMA Chapter at Oregon State University recently hosted a lunch presentation on the feral cat overpopulation crisis...more»
  • HSVMA reaches out to thousands of veterinary students each year with animal welfare-focused activities and field service opportunities...more»

Fall 2010

In this issue:

  • Three HSVMA student members put their skills to good use abroad over the summer...more»
  • The Cape Wildlife Center has professional training opportunities for students...more»
  • Grants up to $2000 are available to assist with body donation programs at veterinary schools...more»

Spring 2010

In this issue:

  • Veterinary students at the University of Minnesota were recently given a unique opportunity to get some suture training and one-on-one instruction...more»
  • Tufts veterinary students recently coordinated The 2nd Annual No-Cost Vaccination Clinic for the Worchester Housing Authority...more»
  • A $1000 stipend is available to a veterinary student, or HSVMA student chapter, to establish an Educational Memorial Program at their veterinary college...more»

Winter 2010

In this issue:

  • The beginning of the semester brings new opportunities for our student chapters. Find out about projects that a few student chapters are working on and how your school can get involved...more»
  • HSVMA recently teamed up with Northwest Equine Stewardship Center to offer an equine castration clinic for Oregon State University and Washington State University veterinary students... ...more»
  • Dr. Eric Davis, Director of HSVMA Field Services, reflects on the kindness of Dennis Fortin, whose foundation has provided student scholarships over the years...more»

Fall 2009

In this issue:

  • Read one student's account of an HSVMA Field Services clinic in central Mexico, providing free veterinary care in needy, isolated communities....more»
  • A Tufts Veterinary student gets the chance of a lifetime in Kathmandu, Nepal, thanks to training grants from her school and Morris Animal Foundation...more»
  • HSVMA's student chapter program has an improved line-up of resources and benefits for the 2009-2010 school year...more»