Registering Your Organization

All student organizations are required to be registered within the University at the beginning of each fall semester. To obtain the registration information please visit the Department of Student Life's website.

Once you have registered or re-registered your Student Organization please send your confirmation receipt to student support.


MSU SAVMA is Michigan State's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a non-profit student organization in the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is devoted to representing the veterinary school on the national level and providing our members with educational and professional opportunities. Each veterinary school has its own SAVMA Chapter that has a voice within SAVMA, the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and the AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association.

SAVMA membership offers you many opportunities including those that advance your veterinary education, provide leadership opportunities, increase networking skills and contacts, increase future business opportunities, and much much more!


SCNAVTA is Michigan State's Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Formed in East Lansing, MI, NAVTA is dedicated to advancing veterinary nursing and veterinary technology. The goal of NAVTA is to allow veterinary technicians to give input on national issues involving the veterinary profession. NAVTA student chapters enable students to experience the responsibilities that come with being a member of a profession along with a professional organization.

SCNAVTA membership means being apart of planning activities that promote veterinary technology, volunteering, holding an elected office, following a constitution and setting a budget, and becoming a leader within the veterinary technology profession.

Asian Association of Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP)

The mission of MSU AAVMP is to foster a community of APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American)-identifying veterinary students and professionals. MSU AAVMP strives to advocate for overall diversity in veterinary medical professionals by inspiring, supporting, and increasing the core values of representation, mentorship, advocacy, and fellowship. By offering professional and educational resources within the AAVMP network, we hope to foster success for APIDA veterinary, pre-veterinary, and veterinary nursing students through mentorship and shared cultural experiences. MSU AAVMP will seek to unite and support the APIDA veterinary community and demonstrate allyship alongside other APIDA interest groups at MSU for all faculty, staff, and students. Contact information: or find us on Instagram @aavmpatmichiganstate.

Animal Behavior Club

We hold seminars and wet labs to show students how they can use behavior science and medicine to become better practitioners. For more information, contact Anna Bosgraaf.

Animal Welfare Judging Team

We compete in the Annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest in November. We also meet during the year to discuss welfare issues and research species of interest.

Aquatics Club

We give members opportunities in Aquatic Animal Health including wet labs, field trips, and student-to-student opportunities.

Bee Medicine Club

The purpose of the Bee Medicine Club is to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators and the critical role veterinarians can play in the health of honeybee hives. Bee Medicine Club will host speakers, build partnerships with local beekeepers, and facilitate hands-on experiences for the veterinary medical community to learn about honeybee medicine. Feel free to contact us at or follow our MSU CVM Bee Club Facebook page!


BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Our club works to facilitate dialogue, raise awareness, and continuously educate students on topics that affect the BIPOC community. This club is open to veterinary, veterinary nursing, and graduate students, as well as all faculty of the College. We will be addressing topics such as implicit bias, micro-aggression, de-escalation, allyship, cultural awareness, and outreach, just to name a few. Our ultimate goal is to create a more diverse and safe environment in the veterinary community by empowering and embracing our differences. For more information and updates check us out on Facebook.

Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association

Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association at MSU (BSVSA-MSU) is the local student chapter of the Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association. BSVSA envisions an inclusive academic veterinary community where LGBTQ+ people and allies are able to THRIVE in a diverse veterinary profession.

Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship

Our group is a Christian community that works to foster faith fellowship and growth in the context of veterinary education and medical practice. We have regular bible studies, as well as opportunities for community service and international mission trips. For more information, please check out our Facebook page. All are welcome!

Dental Club

We create opportunities for wetlabs that provide hands on experiences for our members.

Equine Club (SCAAEP)

We are the Michigan State Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. We aim to share all aspects of the horse industry with the College. For more information, follow us on Facebook.

Feline Club (SCAAFP)

We are Michigan State’s Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have meetings about various feline topics and host a feline handling and palpation wet lab.

Food Animal Club (SCAABP)

We are Michigan State's Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Our purpose is to provide a culture of opportunity for passionate people to gain knowledge and experience in all species and segments of production animal medicine.

Hiking Club

The purpose of this club is to encourage current DVM and Veterinary Technology students to get outside to get some physical exercise, explore Michigan, relieve stress, and socialize/bond with other students! If you would like more information please contact us at

Integrative Medicine Club

We provide the opportunity to learn about alternative veterinary medicine including acupuncture, Chinese medicine and herbs, chiropractics, and massage.

Internal Medicine Club (SCACVIM)

We are Michigan State’s Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. We promote cardiology, neurology, oncology, and both large and small animal internal medicine. For more information, please contact Anna Mukhina.

MSU Latinx Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA)

The MSU LVMA Chapter addresses the lack of Latinx representation in our profession and creates an official community for Latinx veterinary professionals to come together to empower and support each other and the next generation of Latinx veterinarians and veterinary nurses. We hope to achieve this through the LVMA national organization's pillars of empowerment: mentorship, scholarship, outreach, and professional development. This club is open to veterinary and veterinary nursing students. Our ultimate goal is to help create a veterinary workforce that is representative of our society in order to make veterinary care more accessible to the Latinx community.

Omega Tau Sigma (OTS)

Omega Tau Sigma (OTS) is a co-ed professional fraternity with a focus on community service. OTS encourages the development of well-rounded, ethical veterinarians and through them, to create a better profession on the basis of friendship, cooperation, and respect of our peers.

One Health Club

The One Health Club promotes collaboration and communication in all aspects of health care and well-being for humans, animals, and the environment. Through seminars, community engagement projects, and access to updates on global One Health happenings, you can challenge your world view, consider different perspectives, and begin thinking about healthcare with an inter-disciplinary mindset.

Ophthalmology Club

The purpose of this organization shall be to educate students on the field of ophthalmology in veterinary medicine, allowing students to explore the specialty early in their education. Students will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and join webinars so they can understand the steps necessary to becoming a veterinary ophthalmologist, as well as learn about the diverse aspects of the field. Students will be exposed to ophthalmologists so that they may begin making connections and seek out shadowing experiences. The club will also provide students a better understanding of ophthalmology outside of its career aspects. Club members will better understand ophthalmic concepts as well as how they are connected to multiple fields of veterinary medicine. For more information, contact Vanessa Raphtis.

Pathology Club

The Pathology Club MSU College of Veterinary Medicine introduces students to anatomical and clinical pathology and provides opportunities for hands-on experience in learning about disease in veterinary medicine.

Shelter Medicine Club (SCASV)

The Shelter Club represents the MSU student chapters for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. We regularly host lectures and wet labs pertaining to shelter medicine, relief work, and animal welfare; we provide information about the HSVMA and the Rural Area Veterinary Services trip; and we organize a trap-sterilize-release program for local farms.

Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS)

We are an interactive organization for veterinary and veterinary technician students interested in the growing field of small animal emergency and critical care medicine. Students can be involved in hands-on wet labs and case-based lectures given by ECCM faculty.

Surgery Club (SAVS)

We are Michigan State’s Student Association of Veterinary Surgery. We promote specialization in veterinary surgery.

Theriogenology Club (SCST)

We are Michigan State’s Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology. We help students learn more about livestock, companion animal, and exotic species reproduction.

Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

The MSU Chapter of the VBMA provides veterinary students with business, communication, and leadership knowledge that is vital to success in the profession. Earn a Business Certificate or the Business Certificate with Honors Portfolio by attending events and building your professional reputation.

Veterinary Wellness Initiative

Veterinary Wellness Initiative advocates for overall wellness of students and professionals in the field of veterinary medicine. The organization welcomes all members who are interested in creating dialogue and learning about topics of mental, physical, and behavioral wellness.


The mission of the Walks-N-Wags club, formerly known as “Sponsor a Dog,” is to provide enrichment opportunities for dogs and cats residing in the College's Vivarium. Our DVM and LVT student volunteers achieve this goal by taking the dogs on walks and to the vivarium’s exercise yards, studying with them (while in the Vivarium), and bathing or grooming them. The cats in the “Cattery” love to play and spend time with the students as well. The dogs and cats really appreciate the attention from our volunteers! It makes their day! The vivarium is open to Walks-N-Wags volunteers Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sign-up instructions and forms are available here.

Zoo, Exotics, Wildlife, and Aquatics Club (ZEWA)

The Zoo, Exotics, Wildlife, and Aquatics Club offers veterinary students the chance to learn about and develop practical skills relating to non-traditional animal species. A focus is placed on animals housed in zoological parks, exotic companions, wildlife, and aquatic species. This club aims to provide opportunities for students to expand their knowledge beyond species focused on in the classroom. We host a variety of speakers, hands-on wet labs, and field trips to local institutions throughout the year. Members must be students enrolled as veterinary students at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and SCAVMA membership is a prerequisite for ZEWA Club membership. Follow the club on Facebook for more information.