SAVMA Symposium 2021

Hosted by Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

March 13-15, 2021

Big news!

Because of restrictions due to COVID-19, SAVMA Symposium has moved online for 2021 and will be held as a virtual event. We are working hard to make this the best SAVMA Symposium yet. Follow our Instagram page @savmasymposium2021 for more details and updates!


Welcome, and thank you for your interest in SAVMA Symposium 2021 hosted by Kansas State University! We are thrilled to bring you the first ever virtual symposium from the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas!

Live events will take place March 13-15th, and all recorded materials will be available online until 11:59 PM on April 26th. ALL Symposium lectures, labs, events, the job fair, etc., are included in the cost of registration with the exception of the Dog ‘n Jog Virtual 5K.

SAVMA Symposium is an event exclusively for SAVMA members, and you will need to provide your SAVMA ID to register. If you are not a SAVMA member yet, are unsure if you are a SAVMA member, or do not know your SAVMA ID, please visit the SAVMA Dues website for assistance.

Registration and Event fees are non-refundable. With asynchronous virtual access to all SAVMA Symposium 2021 materials, we are not allowing registration or event cancellation or refunds. Contact our General Managers for general questions.

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Welcome to SAVMA Symposium 2021, hosted virtually by Kansas State University!  We know things look a little bit different this year, but we are excited to share a wide range of lecture topics, a national career fair, virtual exhibit hall, research poster session, competitions, virtual social events, opening and closing ceremonies, and keynote lunches all from the comfort of your home.  Best of all, this year you will have access to all the material posted to our Symposium platform for 6 weeks! 

Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and swag bag that will be mailed to attendees.  *Swag bags are available for the first 1,000 registrants. All students who register before March 7th will receive a t-shirt.
After March 7th, registration increases to $20, and will not include a T-shirt or swag bag.

Poster Session

Poster session is sponsored by IDEXX, AKC Canine Health Foundation, and Blue River

The KSU SAVMA Symposium is hosting a virtual research poster session, which isn’t offered every year! Research provides the groundwork for all medical advancements. We invite veterinary students from any accredited and undergoing accreditation schools who are dues paying SAVMA members to submit an abstract by February 5th, 2021. You must be registered for the symposium to participate. All abstract submissions should use the Abstract Template format (at the bottom of the page) and be submitted through the Qualtrics link.

Another Qualtrics survey will be sent shortly after abstracts are confirmed for poster submission. Posters should be uploaded into the survey in PDF format.

If there are questions regarding abstract or poster submissions, please e-mail Savma2021Research@vet.k-state.edu


  • Abstract proposals due:  February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm CST (Central Standard Time)
  • Acknowledgement of Abstract acceptance: February 12, 2021 at 11:59pm CST (Central Standard Time)
  • Posters due: February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm CST (Central Standard Time)


The 2021 SAVMA Symposium is planned solely by a local committee of veterinary students. Have questions about a certain aspect of the symposium? Reach out to the appropriate person below.

  • Savannah Christopulos or Tyler Shima – Symposium Co-Chairs – savma2021@vet.k-state.edu
  • Jana Gigliotti – Fundraising Chair – savma2021fundraising@vet.k-state.edu