UGA SAVMA Symposium 2019

UGA SAVMA Symposium 2019 The University of Georgia will be hosting the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium in Athens, Georgia on March 9-11, 2019!

03/12/2019

What an amazing weekend. It flew by and I hope you all had as much fun as we did! We would like to thank the entire University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine team for working so tireless and helping this event be so successful. We also want to thank each and every one of you for coming out to enjoy what Athens has to offer.

We are very excited to pass the torch to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as they start the planning process for SAVMA Symposium 2020. Keep an eye on their website as the event gets closer for the most up to date information! (https://www.savmasymposium2020.com/)

Finally, in case you missed it at Closing Ceremonies, check out their amazing hype video below!

SAVMA shirts are only 15 dollars!
03/10/2019

SAVMA shirts are only 15 dollars!

Commemorate your time at SAVMA Symposium with this awesome Comfort Colors shirt! They are only $15!

Looking to tour the amazing Veterinary Teaching Hospital? Hop on the VTH bus between 12-3pm to take a guided tour!
03/10/2019

Looking to tour the amazing Veterinary Teaching Hospital? Hop on the VTH bus between 12-3pm to take a guided tour!

03/09/2019

Happy first day of SAVMA Symposium! We are so excited to welcome you all to Athens. Be sure to stop in the Atrium for registration to get your swag bag and get ready for the many lectures beginning at 9am!

Also, in case you missed in in the email sent out last week, be sure to download our official Symposium app! Search Attendify on the appstore or play store. Once you've downloaded that, enter the event code "GoDawgs"! There is a full schedule, map of the Classic Center and the exhibit hall, and we will be sending out important push notifications through the weekend.

03/08/2019

We are so excited to see everyone TOMORROW!! If you love Snapchat as much as we do, find us @savma19_uga! See you bright and early!! #savmasymposium2019

03/07/2019
UGA CVM Merchandise

We can't wait to host you all this weekend! Check out this page to see some of the awesome merchandise we will be selling at Symposium.

The finest UGA CVM apparel items that money can buy!

Happy Hump Day! We would like to give a shout out to our last silver sponsor, Merck Animal Health! We appreciate your su...
03/07/2019

Happy Hump Day! We would like to give a shout out to our last silver sponsor, Merck Animal Health! We appreciate your support!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! As the SAVMA Symposium countdown continues (ONLY 4 DAYS!), we would like to give a shout out to...
03/05/2019

Happy Tuesday, everyone! As the SAVMA Symposium countdown continues (ONLY 4 DAYS!), we would like to give a shout out to one of our silver sponsors, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets! Thank you so much for your support!

Good afternoon Symposium attendees!  Getting ready to pack your suitcase for this weekend? 🚙🚉✈️🧳 Don’t forget your forma...
03/04/2019
Evening Events

Good afternoon Symposium attendees! Getting ready to pack your suitcase for this weekend? 🚙🚉✈️🧳 Don’t forget your formal attire! 💃 Put your best foot forward👠 in your nicest formal attire at the Opening Gala this Saturday evening in the Classic City! Join us downtown at the Classic Center from 7-10pm to enjoy food, fun, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Ernie Ward! Dress is black-tie optional. Feel free to take a look at the link below if you are unsure of what to bring! T-minus 5 days until SAVMA Symposium 2019 and we cannot wait to welcome you to the Classic City‼️

02/27/2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday Vet Med‼️ Traveling a long way to Athens next week?✈️ Just love a good workout? 🏃‍♀️ Want to meet some awesome new friends in a fun setting? Look no further!! We will be hosting a F-R-E-E Zumba session in our wellness room on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am. This is the perfect way to take time for yourself, get active, and meet new people between all of the other great events happening next weekend! Get ready vet med, we'll see YOU in Athens in just over ‼️ONE WEEK‼️

Check out the One Health Meeting from 10am to noon on Monday, March 11th! Head on down to Oconee River Room 1&2 to learn...
02/25/2019

Check out the One Health Meeting from 10am to noon on Monday, March 11th! Head on down to Oconee River Room 1&2 to learn about One Health initiatives in the state of Georgia, that your peers are involved in, and around the world! 👩‍🔬🌳🐮 You could also be featured in SAVMA's promo video for One Health Day! 🎥 See you there!

❗️IMPORTANT SYMPOSIUM UPDATE❗️Today, February 22 is the very last day to register for SAVMA Symposium 2019! This include...
02/22/2019
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❗️IMPORTANT SYMPOSIUM UPDATE❗️
Today, February 22 is the very last day to register for SAVMA Symposium 2019! This includes adding wetlabs, daytrips, and, most importantly, TRANSPORTATION! 🚌 You have until 4pm CST to get your last minute registration in or else you're going to miss out on all of the fun we're going to have in Athens in just TWO SHORT WEEKS! See you all soon!

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Are you looking to add more fun things to your SAVMA Symposium 2019 itinerary? If so, you're in luck! There are still op...
02/21/2019

Are you looking to add more fun things to your SAVMA Symposium 2019 itinerary? If so, you're in luck! There are still open spots for several day trips if you haven’t signed up yet!

The Self-Guided Walking Tour features downtown Athens and UGA’s scenic North Campus on a beautiful 2-mile walk. You will also get to enjoy samples and discounts from several of our local stores! The tour makes a stop at Creature Comforts where you will get to enjoy a flight of local craft beer and a tour of the brewery may be available!
(Cute pup not included in the tour, but you may see some pups on your walk if the weather is nice because Athens is very dog-friendly!)

02/21/2019

Time for another Wetlab Wednesday! Have you ever dealt with a.. *cough*.. less than well-behaved patient? The Canine and Behavior Wetlabs, offered Monday March 11th at 1-3pm and at 2-4pm will provide you with tips on positive reinforcement techniques, leash training, and muzzle fittings to use on your patients and your own pups! So throw yourself a bone and sign up for these labs before registration closes!

02/13/2019

It's another Wetlab Wednesday! Are you considering a career in pathology? Dye-ing to know what's going on with your latest case? Join one of our Clinical Pathology with Case Studies Wetlabs! These labs will allow you to gain experience with sample collection, preparation, and microscopic evaluation, but you don't need a microscope to see how cool these labs are! Our Clinical Pathology labs are being offered on Sunday, March 10th at 8-11am and 10-1pm, so ~slide~ on in and register for this awesome opportunity!

If you've done some cool research 🧪🧫🧬 and want to show it off to your fellow peers at SAVMA Symposium 2019, fill out the...
02/12/2019
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If you've done some cool research 🧪🧫🧬 and want to show it off to your fellow peers at SAVMA Symposium 2019, fill out the google form below! Sign up closes on February 22nd at 5pm!

Note: there is a slight error in the post below. There will be no judging from faculty/professors -- this is just for fun and to show off what cool things you've done!

READ THE MESSAGE BELOW ABOUT A POSTER COMPETITION AT SAVMA SYMPOSIUM!

The time has come to wipe the dust off your old posters, find your comfy dress shoes, and brush up on those presentation tips your PI gave you. That’s right, the 2019 SAVMA Symposium is hosting a poster contest to share our research and add that nice little line to our CV’s. So, dig out that piece of paper (or plastic!) from your closet and win some honor for your school! Just submit your abstract and information to the google form by February 22th at 5pm.

Rules:
Poster size must be 4’ by 4’ maximum
Abstract word limit of 350 words

The event will be held on Saturday the 9th during the 2-hour lunch period (don’t worry, we’ll make sure we schedule accordingly for every-one to have a lunch break!) It’s much cleaner that the bovine palpation contest and it's air-conditioned, so what’s not to love about that?

Professors/faculty will be judging during this session and a prize will be given to the winner on during the awards ceremony. Just submit your name, school, project title, and abstract to the linked google survey!

02/06/2019

Happy Wetlab Wednesday! Get egg-cited, because this week we are focusing on the Poultry Handling and Candling Techniques Wetlab! Are you interested in the poultry industry but don't want to just wing it? You're in cluck! This lab will provide instruction on how to safely handle our fine-feathered friends, as well as how to evaluate eggs. The lab will be held at UGA's wonderful Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center on Monday, March 11th at 8-11am. Trust us, this lab is all it's cracked up to be! 🥚

02/05/2019

🚨URGENT SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION🚨
If you still haven't registered for the vet student conference of the year, now is the time! Tomorrow, February 6th, the hotel group rate will expire and all hotels will go up to their full booking price. Book today to avoid paying more than you have to!

02/01/2019

ATTENTION, Symposium goers! This is your last chance to register for SAVMA Symposium 2019 at the lowest price of $80! Tomorrow 2/1 at 9AM, late registration will begin and the price will increase $100. 💸 Register now to reserve your spot for the lowest possible price!! Only 37 days until we see you all in Athens!

01/31/2019

Happy Wetlab Wednesday! This Wednesday, we are shining the spotlight on the Mastitis Testing and Milk Microbiology Wetlab, taking place on Sunday, March 10th at 1-4pm!

Do you think bovines are mighty fine? Or are you just a big fan of milkshakes? Either way, we can all agree that mastitis is a major let-down. Whether you're dead-set on being a dairy vet or just have an unexplainable love for Holsteins, you'll receive hands-on experience learning how to test for mastitis and to evaluate milk for contamination and infections. So get a mooooove on and snag a spot in this udderly enjoyable wetlab!

01/29/2019

Today's spotlight is on a fabulous UGA professor and lecture!

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, FRCVS RCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia and serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC Journal Today’s Veterinary Practice. In his lecture on Saturday, March 9th at 10am, he will utilize virtual reality and a computer program designed here at UGA to help simplify neurological exams and localizing lesions in patients! You don't want to miss learning from this incredible Scottsman!

Happy Friday, Vet Med! To wrap up this week, we would like to give a shout out to another one of our amazing Platinum Sp...
01/25/2019

Happy Friday, Vet Med! To wrap up this week, we would like to give a shout out to another one of our amazing Platinum Sponsors, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Thank you so much for your support!

01/24/2019

Hello, Symposium people! Today's spotlight is on one of our daytrips -- the Athens Walking Tour!

Sign up and take a self guided walking tour of beautiful and historic downtown Athens! The walking tour will start at the Athens Classic Center and will end at the downtown Athens brewery, Creature Comforts, where you will get to enjoy a refreshing flight of beer. Along the way there will be historical and local stops, highlighting the many unique locations the Classic City has to offer!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! We have a SAVMA Symposium 2019 update: the kickball competition has now been changed to a vo...
01/23/2019

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! We have a SAVMA Symposium 2019 update: the kickball competition has now been changed to a volleyball competition and we will be giving away one of these ~awesome~ vet med mugs to each student who participates! A GoogleDoc to sign up will be sent out to attendees very soon so keep an eye on your email!

Hi everyone! I’m Kenzie Gelernter and I’m a first year vet student at UGA! I’m so excited to be on the SAVMA Symposium M...
01/19/2019

Hi everyone! I’m Kenzie Gelernter and I’m a first year vet student at UGA! I’m so excited to be on the SAVMA Symposium Marketing Committee and I can’t wait to meet all of you!
My emphasis is in small animal medicine with a special interest in rehabilitation. I went to undergrad at Tulane University in New Orleans, but I’m thrilled to be home in the Peach State! Go Dawgs! You can catch me walking my “polar bear” Reggie – a Great Pyrenees – around Athens or grabbing a cappuccino at Jittery Joe’s. I also love the live music scene; so let me know if you need some new Athens’ locals to listen to.

Hi, everyone! With Symposium coming up, we would like to begin giving shout outs to the wonderful companies that are hel...
01/16/2019

Hi, everyone! With Symposium coming up, we would like to begin giving shout outs to the wonderful companies that are helping to make this event possible. Up first is one of our Platinum Sponsors, Zoetis. Thank you so much for your support!

READ BELOW FOR ❗️INSTAGRAM❗️CONTEST! (don’t post on Facebook, we won’t see it) ———-> @savmasymposium2019 📸🚨🎉CONTEST/GIVE...
01/15/2019

READ BELOW FOR ❗️INSTAGRAM❗️CONTEST! (don’t post on Facebook, we won’t see it)
———-> @savmasymposium2019 📸

🚨🎉CONTEST/GIVEAWAY🎉🚨 Attention, SAVMA Symposium attendees! Do you love showing off your adorable pets? Do you love winning free stuff? If so, we have some exciting news! Our generous sponsors assembled these amazing gift baskets that are going to be given to 2️⃣ lucky winners at SAVMA Symposium 2019!

How do you win one of these ~cool~ gift baskets? First, you have to post a photo/video on your personal instagram of your adorable pet showing off how excited they are for SAVMA Symposium 2019. Please tag your content with #hypedforsymposium and make the post PUBLIC (if your ig is private, this means you gotta be public for a while, or else we can’t see it 🤷🏼‍♀️) In order to vote for your favorite photo/video, search the above hashtag on Insta and like the post(s) that are your favorite. The posts that have the most likes by February 15th WIN and will be presented their gift basket at SAVMA Symposium 2019!
Please note that there will be one cat winner and one dog winner, so show us your best HYPE PHOTOS! 🐶😎🐱

AGAIN: this is an Instagram-only contest and likes on other forms of social media will not be considered 😬

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful break!  My name is Carolyn Bonfield and I am also a committee member.  I ...
01/11/2019

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful break! My name is Carolyn Bonfield and I am also a committee member. I am first year here at UGA with an emphasis in Zoological medicine. When I don’t smell like formaldehyde, I smell like chlorine. I like to try and relive my glory days as collegiate swimmer at Emory University. I also enjoy reading, baking, and eating new types of foods. Unfortunately I don't have any fur babies of my own (yet). But I have two family dogs at my home in Savannah.

I am excited to meet new people at SAVMA Symposium and learn new things at the amazing wet labs and lectures.

P.S. The photo is of me and an orphan baby rhino I helped to raise one summer in South Africa.

01/07/2019
Hype Video

Hey everyone!! Are you sad break is over? Are classes already getting you down?? Are you still on the fence about coming to the University of Georgia for SAVMA Symposium? Are you looking for a fun way to spend the beginning of your spring break?? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we are here to HYPE YOU UP!!

Symposium offers fun and interactive learning experiences, all while enjoying the multiple aspects of Athens, Georgia. With wet labs, lectures, and day trips, everyone can find something they enjoy! Register on our website and sign up for all those opportunities! We can't wait to meet y'all!

Happy New Year Vet Med!  I hope y'all have had a wonderful holiday and a much needed break from studying.  As winter bre...
01/02/2019

Happy New Year Vet Med! I hope y'all have had a wonderful holiday and a much needed break from studying. As winter break comes to a close and we gear up for a new semester, I’d like to introduce myself!

My name is Sarah Delmotte and I am a first year student with an emphasis in mixed animal medicine here at UGA and now serve as the co-chair of the SAVMA Symposium Marketing and Advertising Committee! I am so lucky that my first SAVMA Symposium is right here at home, and am so excited to bring you all the latest and most exciting news as we get closer and closer to Symposium 2019! When I’m not studying, studying, or studying, you can find me drawing, hiking, or loving on my adorable cat, Ghost, pictured below! I also serve on our Wellness Committee, Auction Committee, and most recently have had the privilege of being elected the Class of 2022’s SAVMA Junior Delegate!

When I’m visiting my hometown of Newark, Delaware, you’ll probably find me visiting the calves at my alma mater, the University of Delaware! I’ve come to love my new home in Athens, Georgia and cannot wait to share it with all of you! Stay tuned for more exciting SAVMA news - happy holidays and go dawgs!

Were you indecisive about early registration? Fear not! Registration for SAVMA Symposium 2019 is open again!! Treat your...
12/11/2018
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Were you indecisive about early registration? Fear not! Registration for SAVMA Symposium 2019 is open again!! Treat yourself to an end of the semester job well-done present. Or if you are on the nice list this year send the link to Santa. You never know what might happen…
Register before February 1st, 2019 to avoid late fees. See everyone in March! https://www.savmasymposium2019.com/register

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CALLING ALL VET STUDENTS! We need your input! Is there a dog breed that you want to learn more about? Is there a breed o...
12/04/2018

CALLING ALL VET STUDENTS! We need your input! Is there a dog breed that you want to learn more about? Is there a breed of dog that you would like to have the chance to meet at SAVMA Symposium 2019? Comment below ⬇️ with the name of that breed! You might just see the ones with the most votes at the Classic Center in March! 🐶

Happy Friday!! This is a friendly reminder that today, I repeat, TODAY, is the LAST DAY of early registration for SAVMA ...
11/30/2018
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Happy Friday!! This is a friendly reminder that today, I repeat, TODAY, is the LAST DAY of early registration for SAVMA Symposium 2019! Registering early provides you with the opportunity to enter the wetlab/daytrip lottery. Early registration will be available only until 5pm EST TODAY, don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing y'all in Athens in March!!!

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OTS is having a get together tonight from 5 to 6:30pm at the OTS house. Everyone is welcome to stop by before the night events! 205 Burnett St. Athens, GA 30605 (across from the CVM) See ya there!!
Hello fellow symposium peeps! Anyone want to do the dental extractions wet lab Monday morning? I have 2 spots to sell!!
Hey everyone I hope y’all are enjoying your visit to Athens. Come check out our vet med merchandise at the top of the escalators ! We have discounted the SAVMA themed shirt from $21 to $15!
hey guys, equine ultrasound wetlab spot for sale! It's on saturday morning, let me know if you're interested!
Hey everybody! I'm selling my spot for the Honey Bee Handling Wetlab on sunday from 1-5! I can no longer go so if someone wants my spot message me! Thanks!
READ THE MESSAGE BELOW ABOUT A POSTER COMPETITION AT SAVMA SYMPOSIUM! The time has come to wipe the dust off your old posters, find your comfy dress shoes, and brush up on those presentation tips your PI gave you. That’s right, the 2019 SAVMA Symposium is hosting a poster contest to share our research and add that nice little line to our CV’s. So, dig out that piece of paper (or plastic!) from your closet and win some honor for your school! Just submit your abstract and information to the google form by February 22th at 5pm. Rules: Poster size must be 4’ by 4’ maximum Abstract word limit of 350 words The event will be held on Saturday the 9th during the 2-hour lunch period (don’t worry, we’ll make sure we schedule accordingly for every-one to have a lunch break!) It’s much cleaner that the bovine palpation contest and it's air-conditioned, so what’s not to love about that? Professors/faculty will be judging during this session and a prize will be given to the winner on during the awards ceremony. Just submit your name, school, project title, and abstract to the linked google survey!
Selling my spot for the Georgia Aquarium Day trip on Sunday (8:00 AM-4:00 PM) and the Farrier Short Course on Monday (8:00 AM-11:00 AM). If interested please message me.