Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

PVC Fall 2010 Spooktacular

Next meeting will be in August 2011

Who Are We and Who Can Join?

The Pre-Veterinary Club of Missouri State University is a student organization that introduces students to the field of Veterinary Medicine. We are open to anyone from any major. We have members with many different majors. These majors range from Animal Science, Wild Life Conservation, Biology, to Chemistry. There are many options out there. Many medical discoveries and advances are being made in the Veterinary field of Medicine each and every day and we want to be a part of it.

Club Dues

Dues are $15.00 per semester or $30.00 per year. They help pay for the activities we do, our club shirts, and events our club chooses to participate in.

Some of Our Activities Include...

In the past we have participated in many different activities to help gain better understanding of the Veterinary Field of Medicine, to gain work experience, and also to better the community around us.

  • Tours and Trips:
    • City Zoo's
    • MU Open House
      • Saturday, April 4th, 2009
    • Sea World Trip to Texas
    • UMC CVM Pre-Veterinary Advisor's Workshop
      • Saturday, October 17th, 2009
    • Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum (Oklahoma)
      • Club Trip April 2009
    • Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary (Greenbrier, Arkansas)
      • Club Trip April 18th, 2010
      • Leave at 8:30AM
  • Symposiums:
    • Exotic Symposium
    • American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association's National Symposium (APVMA)
  • Service Opportunities:
    • Animal Care Expo
      • Speaker: Dr. James Cook
      • Strut Your Mutt Contest
    • May Day at Missouri State University
    • Relay for Life
    • Cold/Warm Weather Awareness
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Public Awareness Week (PAW) at Missouri State University
    • Spooktacular at the Dickerson Park Zoo
      • October 21-31, 2008 - 6:30-9pm
    • Adopt a Family
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters
      • April 12th, 2010
      • Presentation at Elementary School
  • Social Events:
    • Christmas Party
    • Spring and Fall BBQ
    • Chili Night
    • Incredible Pizza Meeting
    • Bonfire
    • Buffalo Wild Wings and Bowling Nights
  • Fundraisers:
    • Strut Your Mutt Dog Contest at Missouri State University (April 17th, 1pm-3pm)
    • Biannual Dog Wash at the Patriot Auto Dog and Car Wash (April 24th, 10am-3pm)
    • Trivia Night - Fundraiser through the friends of the Humane Society
    • Woof Stock
  • Visiting Speakers:
    • Chase Davis - Panama Experience
    • Dr. Vanessa Firl - Emergency Vet Clinic and Aspects of Emergency Medicine
    • Dr. Kara Amstutz - Veterinary Business
    • Dr. Jason Salchow - Large Animal Practice, Job Availability, A Loan Forgiveness Program, and Admission Questions
    • Dr. Butler - Feline Medicine & more
    • Dr. Micah - Exotic Medicine
    • Dr. James Cook - Orthopedic Medicine
    • Doug Tindall - UMC CVM's Coordinator of Student Recruitment
    • Dr. Strickland - MSU Music Department - UMC CVM Fundraiser
    • Dr. Shelia Taylor - OTC Instructor, Veterinary Student Experiences, General Practice
    • Dr. David Claborn PHD - Assistant Professor, Center for Homeland Security, Department of Nursing/Public Health Program at MSU
    • Dr. Linn DVM - Ozark Veterinary Clinic (April 6th, 2010)
    • Alicia Foster - Associate Director of Admissions from Ross University (April 27th, 2010)

We would like to Thank all of our exceptional speaker's. They have left us with valuable information and have helped us answer questions about our future. They are truly great. They gave their time and shared their wisdom and we are better for the chance to have listened to them.


Our meetings are often held in Karls Hall in the Student Activities Room # 230 and in room # 232.

(If we are not in Rm 230, we may have had to move down the hall)

Why Should You Join?

  1. To gain work experience
  2. To help your community
  3. To help animals
  4. The chance to network with Veterinarians
  5. Occasionally there are some behind the scenes tours
  6. To hang out with a fun and unique group of people with similar interests