A new student club has been started
at the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine. The MVMA student chapter has been started to provide
networking and learning opportunities to ALL students attending
VMRCVM, and not just to Maryland residents.
On February 23, 2012, the first
chapter meeting was held. Dr. Armitage, current president of the
MVMA, traveled to VMRCVM to give a short talk on the state
organization. After speaking for 20 minutes, he answered
questions from students for another half hour.
Approximately 20 students
participated, despite the evening schedule. Dr. Valerie Ragan
serves as the club’s faculty advisor and she is very
enthusiastic about the club’s goals.
“The MVMA has been working hard to
engage, support, and promote veterinary students and VMRCVM,"
she says. "This new student chapter of the MVMA will provide an
opportunity for students to engage in conversations with a
variety of veterinarians and others who will inform and
potentially impact their future decisions and profession. We
look forward to bringing in speakers who will be relevant to
veterinary medicine and topics that will be of interest to all
veterinary students. This is a great opportunity for MVMA to
engage with our future colleagues, and I’m proud to be able to
support the leadership shown by the students who initiated this
So look out for more news about the
club as we expand and encourage student attendance at local