Student Chapter of the Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society (SCVECCS)

Academic - Vet-Med


The purpose of this organization will be the advancement of knowledge to the students of veterinary medicine, the promotion of the specialties of emergency medicine and critical care, both for the awareness of the members and in the community.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 156
ISU Members 2
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members All students registered in good standing at Iowa State University
Allowed Officers Must be a current member of SCVECCS
Membership Qualifications SCVECCS Club officers must meet the following requirements: A) Be in good standing with the university and enrolled at least half time (six or more credit hours), if an undergraduate student (unless fewer credits are required to graduate in the spring and fall semesters) during their term of office, and at least half time (four or more credits), if a graduate level student (unless fewer credits are required in the final stages of their degree as defined by the Continuous Registration Requirement) during their term of office. B) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50/4.00 and meet that minimum GPA in the semester immediately prior to election/appointment, the semester of election/appointment, and the semesters during the term of office. In order for this provision to be met, at least six hours (half-time credits) must have been taken for the semester under consideration.
Membership Restrictions The only restriction on membership is if the person is not a student registered in good standing at Iowa State University.
Elections/Selection Election of officers will require a majority vote from the general membership. Failure of a single candidate to receive a majority vote for a position will result in a run-off election of the two candidates that received the majority of the votes. Elections may take place by paper ballot and must be collected and tallied by the last meeting of the spring semester (late April), or elections may take place through an online voting system and be tallied by late April.
Meetings All officers will be a part of the Executive Committee which will meet in addition to regular club meetings. The Executive Committee shall appoint additional committees that are needed to carry out certain tasks; including, but not limited to, fundraising and wet lab committees.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

There will be periodic meetings and wet labs throughout the school year pertaining to the practice of emergency and critical care in the field of veterinary medicine.

Description of Special Events

Every spring semester we hope to do a question and answer panel with different doctors and technicians in the field of emergency medicine. We also provide an opportunity to volunteer in the small animal ICU throughout the school year.