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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization hosts benefit auction

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization hosts benefit auction


Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is hosting a benefit auction at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville on Saturday, Feb. 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and silent bidding begins at that time. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 7:15 p.m. This auction, the biggest fundraiser for SCAVMA, will provide support for veterinary students who are pursuing advanced degrees through the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Items collected for the auction this year include an unlimited Georgia Aquarium pass that is good through 2020; a variety of artwork and crafts; tennis and dance lessons; vouchers for haircuts at local salons; gift cards and passes for entertainment events, concerts and the Atlanta Zoo.

Admission to the auction will include dinner and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased through the SCAVMA Web site at

To donate items or services or to purchase advance sale tickets, please contact Celine Higgins, class of 2012, 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 SCAVMA gives thousands of dollars each year to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to 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 102 students each fall out of more than 550 who apply. For more information, see