Veterinary Students

How do I become an MVMA Student Member?

All University of Minnesota Veterinary Students are automatically enrolled as Student Members as the fee is covered under your SAVMA Student Bundle Benefits.

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  •  Complimentary registration to the MVMA Annual Meeting. A $100 savings each year. First-year students-You are required to attend as a part of your Professional Development course.   
  •  Mock interviews, resume writing and networking opportunities with practice owners at the Annual Meeting   
  •  Reduced fees for all MVMA continuing education seminars
  •  Exclusive Student Scholarship! Applications are only accepted from MVMA member students. Apply here!
  •  Welcome Back BBQ in September    
  •  "Members Only" Access to the MVMA website   
  •  Access to Free monthly Lunch N' Learn Webinars
  • Committee involvement and leadership opportunities. See current committees.
  •  MVMA Spring Path to Practice hiring fair. Speak with hiring MVMA members and network with potential employers.
  •  Opportunity to apply for the PAID MVMA/MVMF Student Representative position, please apply by June 1, 2020 - Description Here 
  •  Earn clinical skill credit for volunteering at the state fair exhibits (after completion of 1st year). The Surgery Suite and Miracle of Birth Center need you! 
  • Bi-monthly electronic MVMA newsletter including industry news, a "What's New at the U" column, student spotlight features, and classifieds that may help you in your job search 
  • Volunteer and networking opportunities are available at various MVMA and MVMF events and functions    
  • Four years of student membership entitles you to reduced membership for three years after graduation

Most importantly, you will be a part of organized veterinary medicine from the beginning of your veterinary educational process. The MVMA  serves as a watchdog on all issues and topics that impact the veterinary profession and shares this information with its members.

View MVMA Member Student Job and Externship Postings

MN State Fair Volunteer Opportunities:

MVMA/MVMF 2022-23 Student Representatives

Julia Hartmann 
Julia Hartmann was born and raised right here in the Twin Cities, and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. A second year DVM student at the U of M, she is planning on tracking mixed, and is considering pursuing an additional Masters of Public Health degree. Julia is most interested in conservation medicine, pathology, and public health, and is looking forward to broadening her interests with the many learning and experiential opportunities that second year will bring. She hasn’t figured out specific career goals yet; the world is yet an open door.

Julia currently works at a local emergency veterinary hospital, and volunteers in large animal clerkship duty. When not working on veterinary related activities, Julia enjoys being active outdoors, making arts and crafts, and spoiling her gray and white domestic shorthair cat, Dexter. Julia is excited to start her role as a 2022-’23 MVMA Student Representative and find new creative ways to get students more involved with MVMA/MVMF events.

Ramsey Piotter
Ramsey Piotter is an incoming third-year DVM student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interest in veterinary medicine came from experiences growing up on her family's farm in Southwest MN. They raised beef cow/calf pairs as well as a hobby farm of many other different species of livestock.

After high school, Ramsey attended the University of Minnesota and completed a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. After vet school, Ramsey hopes to practice mixed animal medicine with a focus on livestock in a rural area in Minnesota.