Since 2015, Archaeopteryx and the bird working group have been affiliated with the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) as a student chapter. The AAV is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the health, welfare and conservation of birds. To achieve this, they stimulate the development of avian medicine.
The student chapter of Archaeopteryx currently consists of the members of the bird working group. If you want to join the student chapter, you must therefore be part of the bird working group. If you are interested in this, you can contact the chairman of the bird working group.
What are the benefits of a student chapter for Archaeopteryx and its members?
Many! The AAV can sponsor activities, we get access to a database for internships, externships and residencies, and you can network well via an online student forum with other student chapters!
For a more detailed explanation you can go here .
An example of sponsorship by the AAV from the lustrum symposium on 5 February 2019. At the time, the AAV gave a lecture on ophthalmology in birds by Univ.-Prof. dr. Rüdiger Korbel from Munich. This lecture was then fully funded by the AAV.
Honorary member Dr. YRA (Yvonne) van Zeeland and University Prof. dr. Rüdiger Korbel talk together about the Association of Avian Veterinarians during the anniversary symposium on February 5, 2019.
Besides the fact that it is possible to join the student chapter of Archaeopteryx, you can also take out a separate student membership. This costs $10 a year. As a student member you enjoy the following benefits:
Access to online lectures about avian medicine (theoretical, but also practical videos about handling, blood sampling, etc.)
Access to online publications (books, brochures, articles, etc.)
Access to an online discussion platform
Access to a database for internships, externships and residencies
Scholarships for externships
Possible participation in the annual student manuscript competition
Opportunities to participate as a lab assistant
Opportunities to participate in the student committee of the AAV
For a more detailed explanation and more information, please refer to this page of the AAV.
Do you want to take out a student membership but you don't have a credit card? No problem! Mail the chairman of the bird working group and together we will ensure that the payment is arranged.