Student Clubs

Student clubs provide opportunities for individuals to pursue veterinary interests and advance knowledge in specific areas of study while building community with other members.

AAEP: American Association of Equine Practitioners

Our mission is to make the equine community more accessible for all students. We are dedicated to promoting and strengthening educational opportunities within the equine industry. We strive to promote diversity and skill development within the different fields in equine medicine by offering a variety of events. 

AAV: Association of Avian Veterinarians

The Student Chapter of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) is dedicated to advancing and promoting students with an interest in avian health, welfare, and conservation through education, advocacy, and science. Members of the Avian Club will engage in a multitude of learning opportunities and hands-on education focused on the stewardship and welfare of domestic, captive, and wild birds. 


Association of Asian Veterinary Medicine Professional Chapter at the University of Arizona. Our mission is to provide professional and educational resources to Asian and AAPI veterinary professionals, veterinary students, and clients. We want to encourage an interest in veterinary medicine among Asian and AAPI youth and support aspiring Asian and AAPI veterinary professionals through providing mentorship and other educational resources.


The student chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists at The University of Arizona is dedicated to furthering the understanding and enthusiasm for pathology in veterinary students. The club is also largely oriented towards helping students learn and grow through practical experience.

Animal Behavior Club

We are dedicated to promoting the importance of animal behavior in veterinary medicine and providing veterinary students with educational opportunities in relation to animal behavior, welfare, and the human-animal relationship across all species. We encourage camaraderie among veterinary students with an interest in animal behavior to act as a communication link between practicing animal behaviorists and veterinary students. 

Food Animal Club

The Food Animal Club strives to advance veterinary student and community knowledge in the health and welfare of production animals, including conservation of those facing extinction, and challenges within the industry. Members will serve as advocates for food safety, security, and sustainability within the food animal industries. This will be accomplished through informative lectures led by industry leaders, hands-on opportunities to further education and community outreach.

Integrative Sports Medicine Club

Student chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA). The ISMC is devoted to promoting the welfare of animals through public awareness of the practice and benefits of working with certified specialists in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. As members of the Integrative Sports Medicine Club, we are committed to improving the quality of life of animals through employing proven beneficial modalities within integrative medicine, including, but not limited to, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage.

Internal Medicine Club

The purpose of the Chapter is to promote the specialties of cardiology, neurology, oncology, large animal internal medicine, and small animal internal medicine through the advancement of knowledge to veterinary medical students. 

One Health Club

The One Health Club (OHC) is a student-led organization whose mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to improve animal, human, and environmental health through education, service, and community engagement. We provide students with events to encourage professional, academic, and personal growth, including guest speaker webinars, intercollegiate events with other University of Arizona colleges, and community outreach events. 


SAVMA's mission is to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students to improve their lives, education, and career and secure a better future for our profession through collaboration with our parent organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). SAVMA provides funding for university-registered veterinary school clubs, student travel associated with educational endeavors, and student scholarships. In addition, SAVMA membership benefits include discounted subscriptions to medical journals, scholarship and externships opportunities, professional development funds (PDF) for travel to conferences, and free AVMA membership for six months after graduation.

Shelter Medicine Club

The Shelter Medicine Club (SMC) is a student-run club that is devoted to promoting students with an interest in shelter medicine. The goal of the SMC is for students to gain experience in a shelter setting while exposing them to community outreach. Our intent is to further the impact of shelter medicine in our community and future communities while serving animals and people alike.  

Student Society of Veterinary Surgery

The Student Society of Veterinary Surgery (SSVS) has a mission to inspire veterinary students on the path to their specialties and enable them to realize their dreams of becoming veterinary surgeons. In addition, we support fellow members that share a passion for surgery and veterinary medicine and create a place where all can thrive and recognize their value in an ever-changing, inclusive community.

Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

SVECCS is a club for students who are interested in pursuing emergency and critical care medicine. The club provides both learning and hands-on opportunities in ECC, and is in the midst of assembling an Emergency Response Team to aid in disaster relief in the future.

Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

The Veterinary Business Management Association is a 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.

Zoo, Exotics, Wildlife & Avian (ZEWAC)

ZEWAC is a club for students interested in expanding their knowledge about zoo, exotic, wildlife, and aquatic species medicine. The club features opportunities to shadow at Reid Park Zoo, handle exotic animals, listen to a wide variety of experienced veterinarians in this field, and more!

Christian Veterinary Club

Christian Veterinary Club is a student group that provides a meeting space for Christian students within the University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine and provides local service opportunities. Our mission is to love God, love people, and impact the world by living out the calling of Jesus Christ.

Mental Health and Wellness Club

The purpose of the Mental Health and Wellness Club is to educate and empower students to live balanced and healthy lives. We strive to create a culture of wellness that supports students as they explore and define their individual pathway to mental health and wellness.

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