Student AASV Membership Benefits
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Prospective Student Members: Any student enrolled in veterinary school pursuing a DVM (or equivalent) degree is eligible for student membership in the AASV for only $15.00. Check out the many benefits listed below, and join now.
Journal of Swine Health and Production
Student members receive a subscription to the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed Journal of Swine Health and Production (JSHAP). The library of electronic JSHAP issues is available at www.aasv.org/shap/issues/.
This weekly AASV e-mail newsletter provides current news of interest to swine veterinarians, including current research abstracts, industry news, position announcements, and AASV information. The news archive of past e-Letter articles may be viewed at www.aasv.org/news.
AASV Annual Meeting
Student AASV members may register FREE for the AASV Annual Meeting. Plus, student members who pre-register for the conference qualify for the $200 travel stipend provided by the AASV Foundation and Newport Laboratories. The annual meeting offers a premier opportunity to learn about current swine health and production research and techniques. It's also a great place to meet swine practitioners from around the world and make preceptorship/employment contacts. The pre-conference seminar offered each year for veterinary students is very popular; don't miss it! For conference details and information about student activities at the meeting, see www.aasv.org/annmtg. And watch for information by email about the opportunity to earn $200 for recording a podcast interview with a speaker at the meeting.
These days, only a few veterinary schools offer training and resources in swine health and production. AASV student members can use the online swine curriculum to study on their own from anyplace in the country! The curriculum was developed by leading swine veterinary faculty at Michigan State University and the University of Guelph, and the 18 illustrated, self-paced modules address all stages of production and provide a comprehensive overview of the management of health and disease in swine.
Swine Production and Medicine Utilities
At the AASV Annual Meeting, the AASV offers a pre-conference seminar designed especially for veterinary students. The seminar is organized by young veterinarians who have assembled a library of information and utilities they've found useful in their early years of swine practice. The information is available only to AASV student members right here on the AASV website.
Swine Information Library
Student members can use the online Swine Information Library to obtain research and information published in swine conference proceedings and the Journal of Swine Health and Production - more than 12,000 fully-searchable papers on every swine topic imaginable.
Swine Disease Manual
The complete text of the 173-page Swine Disease Manual (4th edition) is online for student members to access in pdf format - for free! If you prefer to have your own print copy of this concise reference manual, you can purchase a copy here.
The AASV provides opportunities for scholarship awards via participation in the Student Seminar at the AASV Annual Meeting. The seminar sponsor Zoetis provides a $750 travel stipend to each of the fifteen students whose papers are selected for oral presentation at the meeting. Students who participate in the Student Seminar compete for the Zoetis $5000 veterinary student scholarship and a total of $20,000 in additional Elanco-sponsored scholarships ranging from $500 to $2500. Papers not selected for oral presentation are considered for poster presentation and participation in the Student Poster Competition. For application details, click here.
Swine Externship Grants
The AASV Foundation provides grants of $200 to $500 to veterinary students who complete a two-week or longer externship in an AASV-member swine practice. The grant requirements and application are available here. If you need help locating a swine practice willing to provide externship opportunities, check out the list here.
NPIF Swine Internship Stipend
The National Pork Industry Foundation (NPIF) has provided funding for six veterinary students to gain experience in the swine industry through a summer internship with a swine practitioner. The NPIF stipends are intended for any 1st or 2nd year veterinary student, regardless of any previous swine experiences. Applications are available in the fall.
The association membership directory is helpful in making contacts to arrange swine preceptorships or secure job opportunities. In addition to the print copy, students also have access to the online membership directory containing the most current contact information for AASV members.
How much can a swine veterinarian expect to earn? How many hours does the typical swine veterinarian work per week? What fringe benefits do most swine veterinarians enjoy? Find the answers to these questions and more in the summary of the AASV Salary Survey you'll receive when you join.