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.

Your dollars at work for you!

  •  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. 
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  •  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 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.

MN State Fair Volunteer Opportunities:


Alexis Hoelmer ([email protected]) is the new MVMA/MVMF student representative for the 2019-20 school year. She is a third year DVM student at the University of MN, planning to track small animal. After graduation, she hopes to pursue an internship and residency in Internal Medicine with current interests lying in endocrinology and oncology. During the school year, Alexis spends a lot of my time with extracurricular activities at the University. She is currently serving on the executive board of SAVMA and has previously served on the boards of Surgery Club and VeTouch. In addition, she is entering her second year as the Bayer Student Representative. Outside of veterinary medicine, she loves to explore new hiking trails and parks with her Border Collie mix, Evvy. Alexis was born and raised in Minnesota but ironically prefers the summer months! Alexis will be communicating to students about various MVMA/MVMF events and activities during the school year.