Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Oregon State University

Volunteer Information

PVMA members are encouraged to volunteer around the Corvallis community. Members who accrue 20 hours of volunteer work or more per term will be able to attend a fun surprise event that our Participation Coordinator plans for the end of each term. These hours help you gain experience, but also help PVMA qualify for grants and additional funding, so please submit your hours even if you do not intended to join us on the participation events!

Which activities should you record?

  • Any volunteer activities (these do not have to be animal or veterinary-related)
  • Unpaid veterinary experiences (shadowing a veterinarian counts)
  • Unpaid animal experiences (volunteering at the humane society, working on a farm, etc.)
  • Unpaid Research Experience
  • PVMA Volunteer events (Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Beaver Fever, Dog n Jog, etc.)
  • OSU Volunteer Activities (helping at school events and fundraisers)
  • Leadership (time spent serving as an officer for a club)

Which activities do not count?

  • Attending PVMA meetings
  • Attending PVMA activities (visiting Wildlife Safari, attending Dog n Jog as a guest, etc.)
  • Paid Experiences (these are important and should be recorded for your VMCAS, but will not count toward Participation Events) 

Click on the link above to access the Excel spreadsheet; under File, select Download to save it to your computer so you can edit it. Send that file to our Participation Coordinator.

Need some ideas of places to volunteer or work at? Here are some local opportunities and their contact information. If you know of a place that's not listed here, contact our Volunteer Coordinator to let her know!