SMEC Student Housing
Swine Medicine Education Center
Announces Student Housing Option
The Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) is happy to announce the availability of a new housing option for SMEC participants. AMVC, with the help of stakeholders, purchased an apartment complex to provide a fully furnished housing option for all SMEC participants based out of the Audubon, IA location. The complex consists of four individual apartments and has the capacity to house twelve participants at a time. Veterinary students can utilize this housing option at no cost while working within the center. With the continually rising cost of education, room and boarding fees are often a budget breaker for students. Jen Arnall, University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012 said, "Housing for student externs is often overlooked by many practices or institutions that encourage out of state participation; having a student housing option at the SMEC makes students feel welcomed and relives a lot of the financial hardship incurred when traveling out of state during the clinical year."
"The apartments will provide an optimum learning environment where students can: study, discuss topics in groups, socialize, readily access the internet, cook their own meals, and have their own private living quarters," says Josh Ellingson, DVM, SMEC Staff Veterinarian for AMVC. "Student apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, cooking utensils, bedding, cable television, wireless internet, air conditioning, an onsite washer and dryer, and garage spaces. Other local amenities include nearby: grocery and convenient stores, library, parks, bike path, swimming pool, golf course, and several local restaurants."