Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, or SCAVMA, is hosting a benefit auction Jan. 24 at 7 p.m in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center to provide support for veterinary students pursuing advanced degrees through the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The evening, the biggest fundraiser for SCAVMA, will include dinner, a live and silent auction and other activities.
Items collected for the auction this year include a variety of artwork and handmade items; tickets to events in Atlanta; sports memorabilia; gift cards and baskets and several packages for entertainment events and attractions with hotel stays. Baked goods also will be available as part of the silent auction.
Tickets for the auction are $25 through Jan. 23 and $30 if purchased at the door. To purchase advance tickets or donate items or services, contact auction committee chair Sara Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets and an updated list of auction items also are available at
SCAVMA’s goal is to enhance student learning while enabling the College of Veterinary Medicine to better serve the Athens community. Additionally, SCAVMA sponsors seminars, speakers, conferences and learning opportunities that enable students to enhance their education outside of the classroom. SCAVMA also provides annual scholarships for outstanding veterinary students, funds student veterinary projects that serve the Athens community and donates thousands of dollars each year to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946 at UGA, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, conducting research related to animal and human diseases and providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share. The college enrolls 114 students each fall out of more than 900 who apply. For more information, see www.vet.uga.edu.