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Shelter Medicine Club (SMC)

The LMU-CVM Shelter Medicine Club is a Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

The mission of the LMU-CVM Shelter Medicine Club is to advance and support the practice of shelter medicine in order to improve animal health and well-being within our community.

Visit us on the LMU-CVM SGA website:

For inquiries or if you would like to help promote our mission, feel free to email us at

The Shelter Medcine Club is sponsored and/or partners with BarkBox, ResQWalk, Bissell for Pets, and Lost Pets USA.

We visit the shelter almost every Saturday.. We do physical exams, nail trims, behavior assessments, and network the dogs to rescues.

We also have an expenses-paid foster program, and we provide valuable services to our rural shelters that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

2016-2017 Officers

President – Kristin Sadler, Class of 2018

Vice President – Kayla Mehan, Class of 2018

Secretary – Lydia Titus, Class of 2018

Treasurer – Crystal Jackson, Class of 2018

Rescue Coordinator – Rachel Cullman-Clark, Class of 2018

Representative – Chelsie Steele, Class of 2018

Representative – Whitney Patz, Class of 2019

So far this semester (Spring 2016) the Shelter Medicine Club has saved 72 pets. Last semester 369 pets were saved, which is over double the amount that were saved the club’s first year!

Past Events

Pints for Pooches – A Superbowl party that earned over $1000 for local homeless pets

Lose Pounds, Not Pets – a microchip clinic and event for obesity awareness

Humane Society of Tennessee Valley’s Waggin’ Tails 5k – our club participated and two of our members came in first place!

Upcoming Events

February 6th-7th – Shelter Medicine Symposium at UGA

February 27th – Spay/Neuter Day for foster and homeless pets. SMC was awarded a grant from the Association of Shelter Veterinarians to help with this event!

April – Microchip clinic, exact date TBD

Shelter Days:

Saturday, 1/30/16

Saturday 2/13/16

Saturday 3/5/16

Saturday 3/12/16

Saturday 4/9/16

Saturday 4/16/16

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The SMC will also be partnering with the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine to put on Doggy Dash, a 5k that raises money for our cause.