HSVMA 2021 Student Summer Lecture Series

Since last summer's student lecture series was such a success, we decided to provide an abbreviated version this summer for those who would like to continue their online learning.  We have scheduled three live lectures via Zoom, one each for the months of June, July and August.  Each lecture will be approximately one hour in length followed by 15 minutes of moderated Q&A time with the speaker.  Registration for these lectures is FREE for all HSVMA student members!   Joining HSVMA is simple and student membership is free through the first year after you graduate! 

Please send any questions about this series to Heather Schrader, Program Manager of Student Outreach, at [email protected]  

We hope you take advantage of this summer lecture series!

Once you become a student member, click here to access the registration links.


Summer Lecture Series Schedule:

Wednesday, June 16, at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Dr. Melinda Merck presents Veterinary Forensics

The recognition of the Link is critical for investigators, social services, prosecutors and the veterinary community. The application of veterinary forensics can play an important role in both animal and human related crimes. This presentation will include indicators of abuse, the use of veterinary forensics for the investigator and veterinarians, and the critical role of the veterinarian, working together with investigators, to achieve positive case outcomes.  One lucky student attendee will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of Dr. Merck's book, Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations, 2nd Edition.


Tuesday, July 13, at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

The RAVS staff present Who Wants to be a Millionaire Veterinarian?

The only game show where you end up in debt at the end! Will you choose 50:50, or will you phone a friend? Join RAVS staff for a fun-filled evening of enlightenment where they’ll test your knowledge of medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. Pick c) I will be in attendance as your final answer....One lucky student attendee will be randomly chosen to receive a 1 hour one-on-one virtual suture session with RAVS staff veterinarian, Dr. Aleisha Swartz, and a copy of Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine.


Thursday, August 12, at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Dr. Renata Schneider presents Exotic Companion Mammals: The New Shelter Pet

What you need to know about the numbers of exotic companion animals that are flooding shelters, including basic husbandry and medical care. An overview of best spay/neuter methods for rabbits, guinea pigs, and sugar gliders will also be provided.  One lucky student attendee will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine.