The Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) at Oregon State University (OSU) is the largest agricultural club at OSU. The purpose of PVMA is to further the knowledge of OSU students interested in the field of veterinary medicine.
During member meetings, the PVMA officer team discusses club business with members, as well as presents information and offers sign-ups for upcoming events. PVMA meetings also provide opportunities for members to hear from guest speakers such as veterinary students, veterinarians, veterinary specialists, and more!
Outside of member meetings, the PVMA officer team organizes three to four events every month in which members are able to participate in unique veterinary-related experiences such as clinics and workshops, volunteer trips, social activities, and symposia. For example, past members have observed at the Lois Bates Acheson Large Animal Hospital, participated in the Suture Clinic and three Horse Handling Workshops, toured the Oregon Zoo Veterinary Medical Center and Wild Turkey Farm, and attended the APVMA symposium.
Lastly, bi-weekly PVMA E-mails provide members with information regarding veterinary-related experiences not organized by PVMA, such as internships, study abroad programs, job and volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and much more!
All students enrolled at OSU are welcome to join PVMA! No specific major is required, though most PVMA members major in animal science, zoology, or biology with an option in pre-veterinary medicine to satisfy the prerequisite classes for veterinary schools.
Dues are $15.00 per term or $40.00 per year (fall, winter, and spring terms). Members who wish to pay for the entire year must do so during fall term. Dues can be paid to our Treasurer at any one of our regularly scheduled member meetings.
PVMA dues are required for members who wish to attend special events such as clinics and workshops, volunteer trips, social activities, and symposia. Members who do not pay dues are are not permitted to participate in these special events but may attend member meetings.