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 (including Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV), Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) and Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)).  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.  Find out who your 2020-2021 SCVMA Committee rep 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.  We invite you to explore the entire site and to click here for more information about the particular CVMA initiatives for students.


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 receive a FREE CVMA membership granting access to all of the benefits (only until December 31 of the year the student graduated in).  Once tis offer expires, and if the student maintain 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.