The Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) at Oregon State University (OSU) 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-veterinary students in succeeding on their challenging path to veterinary school. As a club, we offer many volunteer opportunities to gain veterinary experience and fun club activities to all of our members.
During our meetings, we 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 every month in which club members are able to become more involved in unique veterinary related experiences. There are many other opportunities to become involved, such as the APVMA National Symposium, philanthropy, fundraising, and OSU Agricultural Executive events.
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 $15.00 each term, or $40.00 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 major in Animal Science, Zoology, or Biology with an option in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and various minors to satisfy the prerequisite classes for veterinary schools.
More information concerning our meetings and becoming a member of the club can be found under the Membership tab.