Animal Health Science & Technology Association (AHSTA)

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About This Club

AHSTA is a club for those in the Animal Health Science major, but all majors are welcomed with an interest in animal health and welfare. AHSTA serves as a forum for discussion and a means of dispersing information about the major and potential career opportunities. We also strive to promote the role of the veterinary technician in clinical practice, laboratory animal care, management, sales, etc.

We are active in events sponsored by the College of Agriculture, and we offer great leadership opportunities. We are also a student chapter of the North American Veterinary Technician Association and we sponsor members to attend the annual Western States Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Animal Health students treating a stuffed dog

Student and pet therapy dog visit a person in a wheelchair

Pet therapy dog visits a seniors center

2013 - 2014 Officers & More

President: Cristina Mendoza
Vice President: Alba Villalobos
Secretary: Eden Meiers
Treasurer: Shani Remer
Publicity: Ariel Gerdts
Ag Council Rep: Catherine Cogburn
Pet Therapy Coordinator: Ka-Hei Carmen Chan, Taylor Reimer
Historian: McKenna Rae Johnson
Social Coordinator:
Advisor: Michele Rash
Advisor: Sherri Reichardt
Club Email:
Club website:!/groups/72759333849/
Meeting date/time/location: Thursdays / 12:00-1:00 / 2-218
Club majors: Animal Health Science
Number of members: 60
Club Events & Activities: Pumpkin Festival, Aquarium of the Pacific, Social Nights - Movies & Bowling, Healthfest, Japanese Student Seminar
Annual Trips/Travel: Western Veterinary Conference, San Diego Zoo
Community Service Projects: Pet Therapy, Danny's Farm Petting Zoo, Humane Society Community Service
General Information: We help bring together students with an interest in promoting the welfare of animals.
Club Goals: To expose members to hands-on activity with animals and promote proper animal care.
Mission: Promote and support those interested in the health and welfare of animals in the context of animal medicine and research.