Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Oregon State University

Welcome to the PVMA website!

What is the PVMA?

The Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Oregon State University (PVMA) is one of the largest clubs at Oregon State University. The purpose of our club is to further the knowledge of OSU students who are interested in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

Our focus is to develop programs that will assist pre-vet students in succeeding on their challenging path to vet school. As a club, we offer many volunteer opportunities to gain veterinary experience and fun club activities to all of our members.

What does the club do?

During our meetings we will conduct club business, organize and prepare for events, and coordinate support programs for our members. Our meetings are not only for club business, but also provide opportunities to hear from guest speakers such as veterinarian specialists and veterinary school representatives.

Additionally, we hold one to two activities per month in which club members are able to go on “field trips” to be involved in unique veterinary related experiences. There will also be many other opportunities to become involved such as: philanthropy, fundraising, national symposium, and OSU Ag. Exec. events.

Who can join?

Any student who is attending Oregon State University can join our club. To participate in our club activities and volunteer opportunities, members are asked to pay dues. Dues are $15 each term, or $40 for an entire year. Dues can be paid at any time during one of our scheduled club meetings.

No specific major or concentration is required, though most of our members tend to major in Animal Science, Zoology, or Biology with an option in Pre-Vet Med and various minors to satisfy the prerequisite classes for vet schools.

More information concerning our meetings and becoming a member of the club can be found under the Membership tab.


We are excited to see you at club meetings again this year! We meet on Tuesdays of weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 at 7pm in Magruder 298, go up the stairs and straight ahead through the student lounge. Feel free to invite all of your pre-vet friends!