Latinx Veterinary Medical Association 

Mission Statement

The Latinx VMA Student Group seeks to empower, support, and increase the Latinx and Hispanic community representation within Veterinary Medicine. Based on the four pillars of empowerment established by the national Latinx VMA organization, the organization will work in conjunction with other SVM affinity groups to create a culture of inclusivity. The organization will create educational opportunities for the veterinary community to learn the various challenges, contributions, and successes of disadvantaged affinity groups.

Latinx Veterinary Medical Association logo

Events and Outreaches

Group photo with Drs. from PR

Dr. Bianca Colón, Dr. Adriana Luna, and Dr. Armando Burgos participated in the Emergency Response and Disaster Training offered by the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART). Pictured are President Daniela Saadé and Vice-President Alanna Costas and club advisor Dr. Javier Nevarez welcoming the doctors from Puerto Rico. 

Latinx interview

Latinx club president Daniela Saadé had the opportunity of sitting down with LSU alumna (Class of 2011) and president of Colegio de Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico, Dr. Bianca Colón. 

Club members at Admitted Students Day
Latinx at Vet Con

Latinx at a college in PR

Latinx VMA board 2021-2022 embarked on an outreach opportunity to different universities in Puerto Rico to visit campuses and talk to students about our school, the application process, and answer any questions they might have. This year our board members are set to visit more universities in PR and continue this outreach program! 



Executive Board Members

Headshot of Daniela Saade


Daniela Saadé

Class of 2026

Headshot of Alanna Costas

Vice President

Alanna Costas

Class of 2026

Yan Zarmeno headshot


Yan Zarmeño

Class of 2026


Headshot of Ziarette Garcia


Ziarette GarcÍa

Class of 2025

Headshot of Sofia Casaine

Fundraising Chair

SofÍa Casaine

Class of 2026

Headshot of Paola Colon

Public Relations Chair

Paola Colón

Class of 2025