Founded on the principles of responsible servant leadership, accountability, and integrity in serving the veterinary student body of Visayas State University (VSU), the College of Veterinary Medicine – Supreme Student Council (CVM-SSC) is the forefront of the veterinary students’ right and welfare and serves as their highest governing body. The CVM-SSC is considered as the representative of the veterinary students in voicing their opinions, suggestions, and concerns while learning in the university under the CVM.

The CVM-SSC is responsible for the coordination of events that impart pleasure and entertainment to the vet students. Few of these events include the CVM Acquaintance Party and Veterinary Medicine Week. The Acquaintance Party primarily aims to welcome new vet students, help them acclimatize to their new environment, become acquainted with their professors and instructors, and connect to their fellow vet students. Moreover, it provides an avenue for students a splendid time to unwind for a while.

The Veterinary Medicine Week is a week-long celebration for veterinary students comprized of a series of exhilarating activities, a celebration exuberance, and learning experiences. Randomly categorized into four different factions, the vet students are sought to further improve solidarity and comradeship through indoor and outdoor competitions. The VM Week normally kicks off with a grand opening parade of vet students and their pets, and faculty and staff of the CVM. Other activities include interactive seminars on relevant topics of veterinary importance.

Together with the Dog Owners Club (DOC) and Venerable Knights Veterinarians Fraternity (VKVF), the CVM-SSC arranged quiz shows and amazing race to equip students with an opportunity to work in a team towards a common goal and promote greater interest and appreciation of the courses in the field of veterinary medicine. Other competitions in the week-long celebration include poster and painting making, microbiology challenge, and laro ng lahi. The main highlight of the VM Week Celebration is the Vet’s Got Talent where students representing their factions showcase their talent. This activity has served as the platform for the development of their self-esteem. Finally, the VM Week culminates with a Veterinary Medicine Night where all the winners were recognized and awarded. This remarkable opportunity was a short break from schoolworks where vet students can celebrate and enjoy with their coursemates at the university.

The CVM-SSC also takes part in the VSU Anniversary Celebration by setting up an amusement booth as an income-generating project in cooperation with the DOC and most importantly with the whole veterinary student body. The booth offers games with its corresponding prizes and photoshoot wearing laboratory gowns, scrub suits, and surgical gowns. As the trademark of the veterinary profession, picture taking with animals, specifically a snake and a cat, was also one of their interesting activities.

The CVM-SSC, in collaboration with the Dogs Owners Club (DOC) and with the support of the Venerable Knights Veterinarians Fraternity (VKVF) and Venerable Lady Veterinarians Sorority (VLVS), conducts free anti-rabies vaccination for dogs and cats annually during the World Rabies Day and VSU Anniversary. These organizations also launch awareness and information campaigns on rabies on several barangays near the institution. While engaging with the residents and teaching them about the transmission of rabies virus, the members of the organization are also reminding the residents about the rabies prevention and control program mandated by the Department of Health (DOH).

The CVM-SSC is not just only about event administration, but an organization that heeds the studentry’s concerns and grievances and notifies them with the university or college’s forthcoming activities. In consonance with this, the CVM-SSC convenes all the vet students for a general assembly once for each academic semester or as the need arises. Being at service with the entire veterinary student body with utmost responsibility, integrity, and professionalism, the CVM-SSC also remains accountable and transparent with all of its transactions. The council, at all times, embodies the ideals of justice and democracy, and promotes the welfare of all the veterinary students and academic standards of the CVM.

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