The Student Chapter of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (SCAAVP) is an organization established to provide advanced experiences in veterinary parasitology to students at Iowa State University, to recruit talented, highly motivated veterinary students to the discipline of veterinary parasitology, and to allow students interested in veterinary parasitology to network more effectively with those active in the field and to assist faculty looking for graduate students interested in a career in parasitology. This organization also hopse to foster a network of contacts, community, and support among all veterinarians and scientists in order to advance the progress and knowledge of veterinary parasitology.