WolvesDragon55

VMCVM Class of 2018
Jan 19, 2012
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Thought I would start a thread... anyone planning on going?

Anyone else frustrated as heck over the lack of clarity and a set date/time for opening registration?
 
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batsenecal

U of I c/o 2021
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Nov 22, 2013
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I haven't decided on whether or not I am going. We only have fourish members in our club this next spring and all of us can't devote the time to fundraise as a club. So I need to decide whether or not to go alone. I apparently need to decide quickly because labs are filling up. I want to go cause I'm graduating in may and it will be the last time I could, but I don't know.
 

pinkpuppy9

Illinois c/o 2019
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^^Same. I can't commit so early this year, especially since it's not over my spring break like last year.
 
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WolvesDragon55

WolvesDragon55

VMCVM Class of 2018
Jan 19, 2012
123
58
Maryland
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Yeah we got really lucky last year... I talked to the president of our college about how to get us funding and she managed to direct me to a small niche of funds set aside for this sort of thing. Annual grant that will pay for all fees for around 4 or 5 students. I'm not going (since I went last year), but I know the students from the club we are sending are super excited.
 

batsenecal

U of I c/o 2021
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My club has gone the last two years, but we saw a large drop in club enrollment because of graduation, transfers, and switched majors. We also lost our sponsor and advisor for Pre-vet here, so we were in limbo on our campus for a while. Those of us that are left didn't have any time for fundraisers because there weren't enough of us to carry the load. :/
 

neocia

Class of 2019
Jun 8, 2013
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Illinois
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Hi guys, anyone else going to this? It's this Friday to Sunday! It's my first time going and I'm feeling so excited (not to mention I just finished my Orgo 2 final exam - heck yea, quarter system!); our pre-vet club is roadtripping to Ames from Chicago. Hoping to see some other SDN peeps!
 
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allygator13

SGU/UTK c/o 2018!
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Wow, wish I had known the APVMA even existed! The Pre-Vet Club at my university was absolutely terrible.
 
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pinkpuppy9

Illinois c/o 2019
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Oct 20, 2013
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Can't make it this year :( (of course, when my club foots the bill, I can't go). Have a blast for me, guys!
 
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WolvesDragon55

WolvesDragon55

VMCVM Class of 2018
Jan 19, 2012
123
58
Maryland
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I skipped out so someone who hasn't been before could go! There are five heading up from my school, leaving from BWI friday
 

neocia

Class of 2019
Jun 8, 2013
181
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Illinois
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Anyone else have a really good time at the labs/lectures today? :D
Sad the conference was over and I encourage anyone who didn't know about it/didn't get to go this year to work with your advisor/school/pre-vet club to be able to go next year. (Last yr, our school only sponsored a few of our club to go but this year we made it so anyone who wanted to could go!)
 
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WolvesDragon55

WolvesDragon55

VMCVM Class of 2018
Jan 19, 2012
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Maryland
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Veterinary Student
I know the people who went from our school had a great time! Apparently I won something too, even though I wasn't there, which is pretty cool! It is such a great experience both for committed pre-vetters and those who are still trying to make up their minds. One of the best things we ever did was fight to get that funding for students to go.
 
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We had a great time as well; I was in the Bovine Dystocia lab and Euthanasia lab and both were fascinating and very fun. I really enjoyed the Veterinary Toxicology and Swine CSI lectures as well! The dinner was nice, and the dance was really fun! :hardy: We saw a few people a little schnockered at the dance, thanks to the hotel bar. :laugh: Just surprised all our WI people behaved themselves. Excited to see where it will be next year--sadly, I don't think UW-Madison will be submitting a bid.