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:


MVMA/MVMF Student Representatives

Alexandria Armeni
Alexandria Armeni is one of the new MVMA/MVMF student representatives for the 2020-2021 school year. Originally from Ohio, she is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S with honors in Zoology. Currently, she is a rising third-year DVM student at the University of Minnesota, planning to track mixed. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a small animal rotating internship and zoo residency to eventually become boarded in zoo medicine. At the veterinary school, Alex is currently serving as the ZEAW (Zoo, Exotics, Avian, Wildlife Medicine) Club president, as well as an executive board member for Alpha Psi Nu Chapter Professional Veterinary Fraternity. She is also the Lafeber Company Student Representative. Outside of school, she keeps busy volunteering in the hospital at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota and working on a moose nutrition project with the Minnesota Zoo. Alex is a pet parent to a chocolate lab named Groot, a black cat named Drogon, and a leopard gecko named Bruni. As the MVMA student rep, she will be communicating with students about the various MVMA/MVMF events and encouraging student involvement.

Cody Sorce
Cody Sorce is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2023. He was born and raised in Santa Clarita, California, just north of Los Angeles and attended a local community college obtaining an associate degree in biological sciences. He transferred to Arizona State University and majored in biological sciences with an emphasis in evolutionary biology. Cody was a preschool teacher for 6 years before transitioning careers to veterinary medicine. He was a veterinary technician for approximately 3 years before coming to Minnesota. His career goals are becoming an exotic animal specialist after obtaining his DVM at the U. Having always had a passion for reptiles he plans on dedicating his career to the underserved exotic animal community. In his spare time he likes to stay active and be outdoors or in the gym. He owns a small business breeding pet snakes and spreading his passion to other reptile keepers looking to get into the hobby and is looking forward to growing as a veterinarian this year as the MVMA student representative for the University of Minnesota.