Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Oregon State University

@PreVetMedAssociationOSU

Events and Activities



Each year our dedicated officer team works hard to provide members with an array of events and opportunities! A detailed schedule of events is provided below. Additional information regarding Pre-Veterinary Medical Association events and activities is given at regular club meetings and within club emails. Contact our Secretary and Historian to be included in this email list.



Fall 2018

Week 1
Sept. 25th, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Member Meeting: Welcome to the Term! Magruder Hall, Room 298  Welcome, new members! Meet your officers and fellow club members. Find out what our club is up to this year as well!
 Sept. 30th, 2018
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary Work Party Green Acres Farm Sanctuary
5272 Brush Creek Dr NE
Silverton, OR 97381

Carpools available.

http://greenacresfarmsanctuary.org/
 Join us to gain veterinary experience preforming chicken health checks! There is a maximum of fifteen volunteers for this experience, so be sure to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Luke Ricker, at rickerl@oregonstate.edu to sign up.
 Week 3
Oct. 9th, 2018
7:00 P.M.

Member Meeting: Guest Speaker Tess CollinsMagruder Hall, Room 298
At this meeting, the admissions adviser for the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Tess Collins, will be giving a presentation about applying to veterinary school. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to join us!
 Oct. 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2018
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
 Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine Tours Magruder Hall If you would like to learn more about the atmosphere of veterinary school or clinic environment, please join us at our very own Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine for one of three tours! There is a limit of ten persons per tour, so please contact our Activity Coordinator, Taylor Bean, at beanta@oregonstate.edu to sign up. If you are signed up for this event, please remember to arrive five to ten minutes early and wear close-toed shoes.
 Oct. 13th, 2018
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 Bit by Bit Adaptive Riding Volunteer Party Bit by Bit
38579 HWY 99W
Corvallis, OR 97330

Carpools available.

http://www.bitbybitadaptiveriding.org/
On this volunteer trip, we will be helping with basic farm maintenance, including stall leveling, farm cleaning, and possibly horse grooming! Only fifteen to twenty volunteers can go on this trip, so be sure to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Luke Ricker, at rickerl@oregonstate.edu to secure your space!
 Oct. 13th, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Equine Bodywork Seminar with Eugene Crampton
 Harmony Training Center
4500 SW Nash Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333
 Gene Crampton of Performance Equine Therapy practices equine bodywork with the goal of releasing tension in horses and helping riders better understand their horses. Gene's experience can help any range of horses, from pasture pets to international competition horses. This event is hosted by the OSU Event Team and therefore has a $5.00 entrance fundraising fee.
Week 5
Oct. 16th, 2018
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
4th Annual College of Agricultural Sciences  Experiential Expo
(Agricultural Executive Council Event)
 LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97331

Learn from your peers about student research and global study opportunities. Hear from recent graduates about their career experiences. Meet over 20 industry employers and internship partners. This event is free to all students! For more information, please contact the Student Engagement Coordinator, Christina Walsh, at (541) 737-2580 or christina.walsh@oregonstate.edu
 Oct. 21st, 2018
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
 Beginner Horse Handling Workshop
 OSU Equestrian Center
5501 NW Walnut Blvd
Corvallis, OR 97330

Carpools available. 
At the Beginner Horse Handling Workshop, Dr. Sherwood will discuss basic horse behavior and safety, give a demonstration regarding safe haltering and leading, and then allow students to practice this haltering and leading.  This workshop is designed for students who have little to no horse handling experience. Please contact our Vice President, Kaylee Marr, at marrk@oregonstate.edu to secure your space at this event!
 Oct. 23rd, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Member Meeting: Guest Speakers Dr. Sheena Christensen and Dr. Jason ChristensenMagruder Hall, Room 298 At this Member Meeting, Drs. Sheena and Jason Christensen will be discussing their international veterinary work, as well as relief veterinary service, Firefly Animal. 
 Oct. 27th, 2018
1:00 P.M.
 Pumpkin Patch Event
 Davis Family Farm
4380 NE Highway 20
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Carpools available. 
 Our annual pumpkin patch trip is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other students within the pre-veterinary community! PVMA will pay for your admission, but please do not forget to bring money for pumpkins and snacks. Please contact our Activity Coordinator, Taylor Bean, at beanta@oregonstate.edu for more information or to sign up for this event.
 Week 7
Nov. 6th, 2018
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Session 1) and 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Session 2)
Bandaging and Handling Clinic
Magruder Hall, Room 298
At this meeting, we will be offering a Bandaging and Handling clinic for our due-paying members instead of holding a regular member meeting. This clinic is a great way for you to learn helpful tips and tricks about clinical bandaging and handling from licensed veterinarians! Please contact our Vice President, Kaylee Marr, at marrk@oregonstate.edu to sign up! 
 November 10th, 2018
12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
 Oregon Horse Rescue Volunteer Work PartyOregon Horse Rescue
4771 Pacific Ave
Eugene, OR 97402


Carpools available. 

https://www.oregonhorserescue.com/
This volunteer opportunity consists of a short tour of the Oregon Horse Rescue, training session by OHR staff regarding the basics of safe horse handling, grooming demonstration, and chores such as throwing hay bales, cleaning stalls, picking the arena, and de-rocking paddocks. Only twenty people can go on this trip, so be sure to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Luke Ricker, at rickerl@oregonstate.edu to sign up!
 Week 9
Nov. 20th, 2018
            7:00 P.M.                
Member Meeting: Fun Night!   Magruder Hall, Room 298    Need a break from studying? Join us for snacks and veterinary-related jeopardy at our last meeting of the term! 

Winter 2019

Week 1
Jan. 8th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
 Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298 Agenda: Coming soon!
 Jan. 11th, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. - Feb. 11th, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. Lambing Crew OSU Sheep Center Lambing Crew is an excellent way to gain exciting, hands-on veterinary experience with the birthing and nursing of over 100 of OSU's lambs. Returning volunteers must attend lambing orientation at 6:00 P.M. on October 18th, and new volunteers must attend lambing orientation at 6:00 P.M. on October 25th, though additional orientation is available as needed. Interested individuals should contact Mary Smallman, the director of the OSU Sheep Center, at either (541) 231-4299 or mary.smallman@oregonstate.edu for more information. 
Week 3
Jan. 22nd, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member Meeting Magruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
Jan. 24th, 2019
5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
 Etiquette Dinner
(Agricultural Executive Council Event)
 Location: Coming soon! More information: Coming soon!
Week 5
Feb. 5th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member Meeting  Magruder Hall, Room 298 Agenda: Coming soon!
 Feb. 7th, 2019 Ethics Panel
(Agricultural Executive Council Event)
 Location: Coming soon! More information: Coming soon! 
Week 7
Feb. 19th, 2019 
7:00 P.M.
 Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
 Week 8
Mar. 1st, 2019
 College of Agricultural Sciences Dance (Agricultural Executive Council Event) Location: Coming soon!  More information: Coming soon! 
 Week 9
Mar. 5th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member Meeting Magruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
 Mar. 8th-9th, 2019
(March 7th through 10th, 2019 including travel days.)
 APVMA National Symposium
 Pennsylvania State Univeristy
Old Main
State College, PA 16801
Attending this event costs about $350.00 per person, plus a $145.00 registration fee, though this number is subject to change depending on how many people attend. Registration for symposium opens on November 3rd. Please see the APVMA website or contact our Symposium Coordinator, Emma Johnson, at johnsem7@oregonstate.edu for more information. 
Spring 2019
Week 1
April 2nd, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
Week 2
April 14th-15th, 2019
Oregon Leadership Experience and Dedicated Service (OLEADS ) Symposium Location: Coming soon!Oregon Leadership Experience and Dedicated Service (OLEADS) is a weekend leadership experience designed to give veterinary students and professionals the tools, skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to be emotionally intelligent servant-leaders and to succeed in their profession and their lives. Registration for this event is due online by April 6th, 2019. The theme for this event is Interpersonal Leadership: How to Talk Your Walk. Please contact our Symposium Coordinator, Emma Johnson, at johnsem7@oregonstate.edu for more information. 
Week 3
April 16th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
 April 16th, 2019 - April 17th, 2019Agriculture Days
(Agricultural Executive Council Event) 
 Location: Coming soon! More information: Coming soon!
Week 4
 April 26th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019
 Industry Tour
(Agricultural Executive Council Event)
 Location: Coming soon!More information: Coming soon! 
Week 5
April 30th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
Week 7
May 14th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Member MeetingMagruder Hall, Room 298Agenda: Coming soon!
Week 9
May 28th, 2019
7:00 P.M.

Member Meeting

Magruder Hall, Room 298

Agenda: Coming soon!

Summer 2019

 Dates and times: Coming soon! Loop Abroad: Study Abroad Opportunity Australia
More specific location: Coming soon!
 Have you always wanted to engage in a study abroad opportunity? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in foreign culture? Do you have an interest in veterinary medicine? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you might enjoy this two-week study abroad of exotic and small animal veterinary medicine! Please see the Loop Abroad website or join the Facebook group, OSU Loop Abroad Trip Australia 2019, for further details. This trip offers opportunity for upper division credit and requires additional funding. For more information or to sign up for this event, please contact our Vice President, Kaylee Marr, at marrk@oregonstate.edu
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