Students

Students

Whether you're just beginning your veterinary school journey or are ready to begin your career, membership with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association will go a long way. OVMA offers dozens of ways you can get connected with your future profession:

Educational & Leadership Experiences

OVMA Student Representatives — If you're a natural-born leader, this is a great opportunity for you! Put your leadership skills to work by being the OVMA representative for your class. Learn more »

Midwest Veterinary Conference — Each year, OVMA hosts the fifth-largest veterinary convention in North America, right here in your backyard! Student Members get to attend the four-day conference for free, which provides unlimited learning, networking, and socializing opportunities. Learn more »

Connection Corner — During the MVC, the OVMA hosts this members-only networking luncheon, which allows you to talk to veterinarians in fields you are interested in. It's a great way to get your questions answered and make connections that will last beyond your college years. Learn more »

Lunch & Learn Events — OVMA hosts regular on-campus events just for Student Members, where you can learn what's going on in your future profession outside the classroom. Topics have included profesisonal liability, the state livestock care board, animal welfare policy, legislative issues, interviewing, and more. Connect with us on the OVMA Students Facebook page to get invites to future events.

Food Animal Externship — Each year, OVMA provides funds to member practices in Ohio to host summer externs interested in food animal medicine. The program is only open to Student Members. Learn more »

 

Networking & Volunteer Opportunities

Midwest Veterinary Conference — Students have the opportunity to meet experts in the veterinary industry by volunteering as Session Presiders and Assistants. Volunteering offers a variety of benefits—including earning SCAVMA points and free meals—and is a great way to talk with speakers. Learn more »

Connection Corner — During the MVC, the OVMA hosts this members-only networking luncheon, which allows you to make connections that may eventually help you score an externship or even an association position after graduation. Learn more »

Student Appreciation Reception — Although this casual event held in conjunction with the MVC is an opportunity to network with industry professionals, mostly it's just a chance to kick back and have some fun. Once again, only OVMA Student Members are invited to attend. Learn more »

OVMA Committees — Covering a variety of topics from public relations to diversity, committees are a great way to not only network with veterinarians in your field, but also put your passion to work in a positive way. Learn more »

Resources Beyond the Classroom

Lunch & Learn Events — OVMA hosts regular on-campus events just for Student Members, where you can learn what's going on in your future profession outside the classroom. Topics have included profesisonal liability, the state livestock care board, animal welfare policy, legislative issues, interviewing, and more. Connect with us on the OVMA Students Facebook page to get invites to future events.

Food Animal Externship — Each year, OVMA provides funds to member practices in Ohio to host summer externs interested in food animal medicine. The program is only open to Student Members. Learn more »

5 for 5 for the Future Scholarships — During the annual MVC, $5 from each registration is put into a fund for veterinary scholarships, for which only OVMA Student Members are eligible for. Learn more »