CVMA | Students of the CVMA

Students of the CVMA (SCVMA)

The Students of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) was established to provide a student forum in veterinary medicine and to allow for the exchange of students' ideas and information with the profession, the CVMA and other relevant organizations.  The SCVMA Committee facilitates the communication between the CVMA Council and students at the five Canadian Veterinary Colleges.  The SCVMA Committee may present recommendations to the CVMA Council regarding matters concerning the Association and particularly matters of interest to students.

The SCVMA Committee will comprise of one representative from each Canadian veterinary college.  During their term, the representatives will occupy one of the following positions: President, Symposium Coordinator, VetRap Student Newsletter Coordinator, New Graduate Survey Report Coordinator and CVJ Editorial Coordinator.  

The CVMA Student Liaison Advisory Group (SLAG) represents the CVMA at each of the five Canadian veterinary colleges, strengthening the CVMA and veterinary student link.  The SLAG, comprised of one faculty member from each college, guides their college's SCVMA Committee representatives and participates in annual CVMA initiatives inluding the One Voice presentation, lab coat ceremony, and the SCVMA Symposium.  Click here to find out who your SLAG representative is.

A CVMA staff liasion acts as a resource-person to the SCVMA Committee, whose role includes consulting, assisting and organizing committee meetings and other activites and intiatives of the SCVMA. 


Did you know student veterinarians who are studying at one of Canada’s five veterinary colleges are CVMA members?

Every year, each veterinary student provides the CVMA with a $5 SCVMA Contribution fee.  Some students may not be aware of the fee since in most instance is paid directly by the college's student treasurer or the student services department.  To find out how the $5 token contribution, and the additional funds committed by the CVMA, are invested in the Students of the CVMA Program each year, please click here.


Did you know the CVMA offers a tiered membership fee for graduates?

Students who graduate will receive a FREE CVMA membership granting access to all of the benefits (only until December 31 of the year the student graduated in).  Once this offer expires, and if the student maintains uninterrupted membership after graduation for a consecutive 3-year period, they are eligible for the 75%-50%-25% tiered fee reduction.  Click here to find out more.


Recent graduates who become members of the Association the year following graduation and who maintain their active CVMA membership for three consecutive years after graduation will receive a Continuing Education voucher.  This can be used for a complimentary general registration for one future CVMA convention. 

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