The PSCASV is thankful for the generous support of PetSmart Charities.

Pennsylvania Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians

The Pennsylvania Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (PSCASV) is an association comprised of Penn Vet veterinary students interested in Shelter Medicine. The PSCASV provides education and support to students and many of greater Philadelphia's animal welfare organizations.

Since March of 2010, the PSCASV, sponsored by Penn Vet's Shelter Animal Medicine service, has hosted a Surgical Opportunities program that involves vet students from all four years in every aspect of a High Quality High Volume (HQHV) surgery clinic at several shelters in Philadelphia. Currently around 6,000 dogs and cats a year receive sterilization surgery on student powered surgical days. In addition, the PSCASV runs monthly Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital (MASH) operations targeting barn cats in the Kennett Square area.