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Organizations and Clubs


Explore, create, lead, organize, have fun, rejuvenate your mind and body …
you can do all of this and much more by participating in any of dozens of CVM student activities and organizations. Student clubs and organizations provide a full spectrum of activities -- some that are social and recreational; others that delve into the handling and treatment of specific animal species. Get involved in student chapters affiliated with professional veterinary organizations and you will:
  • explore wide-ranging career possibilities
  • learn from and meet national and international leaders in veterinary medicine
  • hear about current issues and trends, nationally and globally
To venture into the world of non-veterinary experiences, the ISU Student Organizations Office is a resource for hundreds of special interest, multicultural, community or recreational clubs and activities. Vet Med Student Organizations and Activities
The listing of student organizations also includes some of the student-organized activities that have become an on-going part of a dynamic student environment.
In addition, student representatives serve on the College's standing committees to provide a policy-making voice and to share student perspectives on issues and operations throughout the College. These committees include curriculum, animal welfare, student-faculty relations, international, safety, and others.
Student Events-IMPORTANT!!!
Student organizations routinely host a variety of events (wetlabs, community activities, speakers, etc).  Before hosting an event student organizers should enlist the assistance of their advisors.  Advisors are important resources and are expected to be present for events that do not occur during normal business/school hours.  Appropriate university offices (OASA, Risk Management, Iowa State Police, etc) should be contacted to ensure that the event is compliant with university/college policies.  Any protocols or forms should be consulted/completed prior to the event.
  Student Organization Event Flow Chart
  Participation agreement form-Sample (REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN USING LIVE ANIMALS WETLABS; Some other wetlabs may also be asked to complete the form-Contact Dr. Monica Howard for form or questions about whether your wetlab may need the form.)
Student Events specifically promoting children's (minors) activities are required to complete additional forms.  This includes, but is not limited to, activities such as the OTS Boys and Girls Club Halloween Function, Boo with ZEW, OTS Easter Egg Hunt.  Below are links to assist you in getting the approval for these types of functions.
Risk Management information regarding youth activities
Some clubs incur costs for printing.  Individual students are encouraged to use resources other than their student printing account to print material for their organization. 
(Note: Students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA to hold major leadership positions)
  More information about the clubs listed below can be found on the Student Activites Center Website.
  • AABP - American Association of Bovine Practitioners (Student Chapter)
  • AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners (Student Chapter)
  • AAFP - American Association of Feline Practitioners (Student Chapter)
  • AASRP - American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (Student Chapter)
  • AASV - American Association of Swine Veterinarians (Student Chapter)
  • AAV - Association of Avian Veterinarians (Student Chapter)
  • ACVIMN - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Neurology (Student Chapter)
  • ACVP- American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Student Chapter)
  • AHVMA - American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (Student Chapter)
  • ARAV-  Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (Student Chapter)
  • ASLAP- American Society of Lab Animal Practitioners (Student Chapter)
  • AVDS-American Veterinary Dental Society (Student Chapter)
  • ASV- Association of Shelter Veterinarians (Student Chapter)
  • AVMA -  American Veterinary Medical Association (Student Chapter)
  • AVMA Auxiliary - American Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary (Student Chapter)
  • AVSAB - Behavior Club
  • AWC-Animal Welfare Club
  • CIVO - Committee for International Veterinary Opportunities
  • CVF - Christian Veterinary Fellowship
  • CVM Class of 2015
  • CVM Class of 2016
  • CVM Class of 2017
  • CVM Class of 2018
  • CVM Feeding Program
  • CVM Spectrum
  • FCA-Feral Cat Alliance
  • FEC-Fish Enthusiasts Club
  • FICU- Foal Intensive Care Unit at ISU CVM
  • ISUCVM-Veterinary Business Management Association
  • Ophthalmology Club
  • OTS - Omega Tau Sigma
  • RSR-Recreation and Stress Relief
  • SCAVMA Auxiliary
  • Society for Theriogenology Club
  • Surgery Club
  • VBMA-Veterinary Business Management Association
  • VECCS - Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Student Chapter)
  • VPHC-Veterinary Public Health Club
  • Woman's Veterinary Leadership Development Inititiative (Student Chapter)
  • ZEW Club- Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife Club