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Benefits of AAV Student Membership

Online Avian Medicine Classes

Visit our online education portal featuring numerous courses on avian medicine topics. Student members may take these courses free of charge!

Access to Online Publications

Digital subscription to the internationally-recognized Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Conference Proceedings Library, monthly E-newsletter, digital avian species brochures and more!


Online Discussion Forum & Member Facebook Group

Have questions for other veterinary students or practicing avian veterinarians? Login to the student discussion forum on to get answers.


Students may also join the AAV Members Only Facebook Group to discuss cases and questions.

Avian Internships, Externships and Residencies

Search our database of avian-specific positions to find an academic opportunity that will let you put your knowledge into practice.

Externship Scholarships!

All veterinary students entering their clinical year who intend to complete an externship at a veterinary facility that evaluates at least 10 avian cases per week are eligible to apply for the student externship scholarship

Present your Findings!

AAV holds an annual student manuscript competition. The winner presents the findings of their case report or research paper at the annual AAV conference and a summary of the manuscript is published in the conference proceedings. 

Conference Registration Discounts & Lab Assistantships

AAV’s annual conference is recognized as one of the leading sources of avian education in the world. Veterinary students may attend at minimal cost and even earn cash while learning if you participate as a paid lab assistant.

AAV Student Volunteer Positions Available

Interested in getting more involved? Students are invited to volunteer on the student committee. We have a wide range of areas where we can use your help. Contact us at for more information. 



 AAV Student Chapter Membership


Does your vet school have 5 or more students in an avian club? Faculty Advisors may form an AAV Student Chapter and affiliate your chapter with AAV to be eligible to apply for AAV-sponsored Chapter Activities. Note: Faculty Advisor is required to hold the Chapter Membership. Students must register as individual student members to obtain full access to the website.


AAV-sponsored Chapter Activities

Chapters can apply for funding for avian educational activities through this new program. This means more hands-on avian education at your chapter meetings on your campus.


Avian Internships, Externships and Residencies

Search our database of avian-specific positions to find academic opportunities for your chapter members.


Chapter Networking 

Share ideas and resources with other chapters on our online Student Forum. 


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