Mission: " As an advocate for the profession of shelter veterinary medicine, the Association's mission is to advance the practice of shelter medicine and to further veterinary education and research as it relates to animals' health in shelters" ASV-student chapter strives to provide hands on experiences and lunch hour presentations to enhance student's understanding of Shelter medicine in today's world. Experiences and presentations include: Neuter a Tom Cat, ARL volunteering, presentations on behavior in shelters, hot topics such as declawing and etc. As a member of ASV- student chapter you will not only be connected with the national ASV organization but also gain knowledge on the possibilities in shelter medicine and the applications that come with this special field. Students interested in this facet of Veterinary medicine are highly encourages to join the club.