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Welcome Students! AAAP is committed to helping you pursue your career in poultry medicine. Below you will find some opportunities and resources to help broaden your experience and education in poultry medicine.  


AAAP Student Membership
 is $20/year and includes an online subscription to the journal Avian Diseases. 

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AAAP Awards and Scholarships 

The AAAP Foundation annually offers 40+ scholarships to students interested in poultry medicine. Scholarship award amounts range from $500 to $5,000, helping students defray housing, living and travel expenses incurred while attending externships and pay for travel to the AVMA Convention to present their work during the AAAP Annual Meeting. 

AAAP Student Chapter

AAAP encourages and supports Student Chapters as part of its mission to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well-being, and productivity of poultry. Student Chapters benefit students who are interested in becoming poultry veterinarians and students who are interested in learning more about poultry medicine or food safety related to poultry medicine. 

Student Chapter Application

Student chapters of AAAP may be organized at schools or colleges of veterinary medicine under the direction of an advisor who is a current member in good standing of AAAP. 

Student Chapter Reporting 

Current AAAP Student Chapters must submit an annual report to the AAAP.

AAAP Vet School Liaison List

The AAAP has put together a list of the current liaisons with poultry veterinary colleges. The vet liaison acts as a point of contact between vet school and the American Association of Avian Pathologists!  They disseminate information about programs and scholarships AAAP provides to support students. 

NAVLE Study Information 

The AAAP has put together a study guide on basic poultry medicine information to aid in those veterinary students studying for the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NAVLE) examination. 

Post-Grad ACPV Approved Training Programs

The approved training program list includes veterinary programs that have met the requirements for board certification by The American College of Poultry Veterinarians. 

Careers in Poultry Medicine

This Power Point presentation by Dr. Eric Gingerich describes the different career possibilities and aspects of poultry medicine.

AVMS Emerging Leaders

This opportunity is for a selected AAAP member to attend the Veterinary Leadership Conference, held each January in Chicago, free of charge.  Veterinarians who are AVMA members 5-15 years post-graduation and recent graduates 0-5 years post-graduation who are interested in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

AVMA Governmental Relations Externship Program

The AVMA extern program pairs talented veterinary students together with the AVMA Governmental Relations Division for a four-week program that introduces externs to the breadth of public policy issues facing the profession and provides hands-on lobbying experience with legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill. 

AAAP Mentorship Program

The AAAP Membership Committee is pleased to announce the AAAP Mentorship Program! If you are interested in participating in this program, please send the requested details below to Dr. Andrea Zedek at [email protected] or Dr. Laura Chen at [email protected].