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Auburn Veterinary Students Win Honors at SAVMA Symposium

Date: 3/26/2012 8:46 pm

Six Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine students received awards while attending the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) meeting, March 15-17 at Purdue University.  

Held in West Lafayette, Indiana, the SAVMA Symposium consisted of lectures, academic and athletic competitions, and the SAVMA House of Delegates bi-annual meeting.

The symposium is an educational opportunity that exposes students from across the country to a variety of topics outside their typical curriculum, while offering unique networking experiences and career building skills.

Receiving awards from Auburn University:

  • 1st Place Anatomy – Cary Clark, Hanna Findley, Melissa Gettinger, Class of 2015
  • 1st Place Equine Aging – Elizabeth Ortiz, Class of 2015
  • 3rd Place 5K Race (1st Place Female) – Kate Kirby, Class of 2014
  • Food Animal Externship Scholarship Recipient – Justin Padgett, Class of 2014
  • Public Health Externship Scholarship Recipient – Justin Padgett, Class of 2014

The Student AVMA coordinates student chapter functions, promotes the exchange of ideas and information among students, and represents its members in matters that concern them, both as students and as future veterinarians.  Brad Venable serves as president of Auburn’s Student Chapter of the AVMA.

Contact: Tara Lanier, (334) 844-3698, tara.lanier@auburn.edu

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