Adelaide Veterinary Students Association (AVSA)
The Adelaide Veterinary Students Association (AVSA) was founded by the first cohort of veterinary students at the University of Adelaide, in 2008. The club has been designed specifically for undergraduate veterinary bioscience, and graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students to promote and maintain student welfare by organising and funding events, in addition to purchasing equipment and facilitating interaction with the wider veterinary community. The principles of the club are to encourage cohesion between new and continuing students across the year levels, and to provide an outlet for socialisation and learning outside of the academic field. AVSA aims for its students to become involved in the club and its activities, and to always represent the club in a positive and honest manner.
Membership fee is $30 per student annually, and upon joining, members receive a membership bag and card. Membership offers many things including discounted events and merchandise, as well as a number of other discounts provided by affiliated sponsor companies. Social events include a Term 1 barn dance, a pub crawl with the animal science students, a mid year ball, as well as O week activities at Roseworthy. Other events include an Industry Night, with trade stalls from different veterinary-associated companies, and sponsored “Lunch and Learns”, where a speaker will address the students at lunch time, on a topic of the sponsoring company’s choice. As our student body continues to grow, AVSA’s role becomes ever more important and will hopefully become an integral part of the veterinary student’s education at the University of Adelaide.
Roseworthy Agricultural Campus Student Union Association (RACSUC)
The Roseworthy Agricultural Campus Student Union Council (RACSUC) is a representative body for all students of the Roseworthy Campus. Elected by their peers, the council provides services such as a student lounge and gymnasium as well as regular events & activities throughout the academic year, focusing upon Roseworthy Campus & surrounding areas.
New residents are introduced to life on campus through O-Week, held at the beginning of the academic year, while other highlights of the RACSUC event calendar include the annual Waite & Roseworthy inter-campus football match, O-Ball & the second semester Charity Ball, these events providing a welcome break for past & present students alike.Students are welcome to contact the association with suggestions or for more information via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 'like' us on facebook.
Special Interest Groups
The Roseworthy Campus is the base of many student-oriented Special Interest Groups.
The groups listed below are run by students with an interest in a particular group of animals. Some groups are restricted in their ‘membership’ whereas others are open to all students that study at Roseworthy. For contact details about each group, please contact the Academic Programs Officer.
AWEsig – The Animal Welfare & Ethics Special Interest Group
AWEsig is a student group dedicated to their own personal education and discovery in the field of Animal Welfare and Ethics in order to be informed, well-rounded clinicians & scientists after graduation. We enjoy meeting people in the field of animal welfare, running educational events showing how YOU can make a difference when working with animals, learning about behaviour and also some fundraising activities. We have run an event on improved horse training techniques – Academic Horse Training – at Kersbrook Equestrian Centre, a dog hydrotherapy session at Glenside Veterinary Clinic and several appeals and fundraisers.
Bovine Appreciation Group
The aim of the group is to learn more about all aspects of cattle production, medicine, industry and practical skills, be it dairy, beef, stud, commercial, buffalo or feedlot (or any other production system that may exist!). The group is just a gathering of like-minded students that wish to broaden their bovine awareness and get hands on experience, while having some fun and getting to know all of their peers. Many people outside of uni will be also be involved from cattle vets, to artificial breeding technicians, to producers, consultants and industry folk to name just a few.
AWAG – The Adelaide Wildlife Appreciation Group
This group is currently only open to Veterinary students with an interest in wildlife.
Roseworthy Equine Student Association
This group is for all students that have an interest in learning more about horses and the horse industry. It is hoped that, once established, there will be an equine health or industry activity every 2 to 4 weeks as well as regular meetings.
EVAsig – Equine Veterinary Association Special Interest Group
This group is currently only open to Veterinary students who are interested in pursuing a veterinary career in the Equine Industry. This group will be profession based.
ASSLA- Animal Science Student’s Livestock Association
This group is for all Animal Science students wishing to pursue a career in livestock, or just wanting more knowledge. Its aim is to provide more hands on experience, knowledge and information on potential livestock based careers through monthly meetings, newsletters and activities.