Pre-Veterinary Club Attends the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium

Mar 30, 2018

A group of students attend the pre-vet symposium.

Courtesy: Dr. Pamela Reed. From left: Rajonique Ford ‘21, Alyssa France ‘21, Samantha Giannone ‘19, Caitlin Gallagher ‘19, Dr. Pamela Reed, Kelly Gruber ‘18, Saarah Shaikh ‘20, Jasmine Coleman ‘18, Brittany Young ‘20, Taylor Potter ‘20 and Ashley Hennequin ’19.

A group of ten members of the Delaware Valley University Pre-Veterinary Club traveled with the club advisor, Dr. Pamela Reed, to Auburn University to attend the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) annual symposium from March 23 to March 24. 

While there, the students visited the Montgomery Zoo as a pre-symposium trip. They then participated in a Friday night event of painting barrels to be donated to a local animal shelter.  On Saturday, they attended various lectures and wet labs in areas related to veterinary medicine as well as veterinary school and the application process. 

Students also had the chance to network with admissions representatives from several veterinary schools in the U.S and abroad and meet with an American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges representative. They also learned about various internship and job opportunities from employer representatives.  The final event was the meeting and awards banquet where the University’s club was recognized with an Outstanding Club Community Service Award.

The Pre-Veterinary Club’s community service activities included organizing a campus-wide event to help victims of hurricanes and other natural disasters, volunteering at a local animal shelter throughout the year, and participating in various other campus events.  A club member, Kalyn Bryan ‘18, who was there in her role as the national APVMA vice president for the last year, was presented with an AVMA scholarship.  She will be enrolled in veterinary school this fall.

The symposium had about 800 students and 900 total attendees, representing approximately 50 out of 90 clubs across the country that are members of the APVMA.