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SVECCS (Emergency Critical Care)

Do you want to learn how to perform CPR on a dog?  How about place a tracheotomy tube on a cat?  Perhaps you’d like the chance to experience the small animal ICU before your third and fourth year?  If so, the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society may be the perfect club for you!

At SVECCS, our mission is to promote the education and involvement of veterinary students in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. We are an interactive club geared toward those students interested in the possibility of one day working in emergency medicine!  We aim to educate our members about some of the commonly seen emergencies in small (and large) animal practice as well as the differences in the life of an emergency vet.  We offer monthly meetings with esteemed speakers as well as other “hands-on” opportunities.  Last year, we offered a fall wet lab where members were able to practice common small animal emergency skills such as placing chest and tracheotomy tubes, urinary catheterization and much more!  We also offered a spring CPR demonstration and lab! 

If you enjoy small (or large!) animal medicine, have an interest in or wish to learn more about emergency medicine, and want the opportunity to get some hands-on experience, then SVECCS is the club for you! 

SVECCS Officers

  • Co-Presidents - Amber Courter '15 and Natalie Levesque-Phauk '15
  • Treasurer - Ashley Ernstberger '15
  • Rounds Coordinator - Mary Lempert '16
  • Fundraising Chair - Stathia Nyugen '16
  • Faculty Advisor - Dr. Paula Johnson, VCS