Christian Veterinary Fellowship

The Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) chapter at the Oregon State University (OSU) Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is a student-run club, with its parent organization being Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM). CVF provides a place for future veterinarians to come together on a regular basis to learn more about God, build relationships with Christian veterinarians already out in practice, and develop lasting friendships that make the rigor of veterinary school easier to endure. As veterinarians-in-training who also love Jesus, it is our desire to transform the lives of those in our community and around the world by both sharing our faith and improving the health of companion animals, livestock, and exotic animals. Students in CVF are challenged to gain a deeper understanding of how Christianity and veterinary medicine are practiced in different areas of the world, and also encouraged to integrate their faith into their career while living out God's plan for their lives.

It is our chapter's goal to show love and provide spiritual support to our classmates, faculty and staff, and college as a whole. Our CVF group meets on a regular basis to pray, hold Bible studies, learn from Christian veterinarians out in practice, serve, and enjoy each other's company. In addition to local events such as our Night Staff Appreciation Soup Dinners and Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive, CVF members are encouraged to attend Real Life Real Impact Northwest, a CVM-organized, conference-style retreat joining both OSU and Washington State University veterinary professionals (students, faculty and staff, and their spouses) for a weekend of fellowship and professional development. CVM also coordinates short-term missions trips and mission apprenticeships for students wishing to both share their faith and develop their veterinary skills abroad. 

If you are interested in receiving E-mails from the CVF chapter at OSU, or if you have questions, comments, or concerns about CVF, please contact us! Our club officers for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below. If you wish to learn more about CVM, fill out the Connect Form here to be added to CVM's E-mail list. 

Co-Presidents: Michaela Rybolt (C/O 2025) - [email protected]; Ashley Giusto (C/O 2025) - [email protected]

Treasurer: Abbey Duff (C/O 2025) - [email protected]

Secretary: Sydney Bolaños (C/O 2025) - [email protected]

Real Life Real Impact Coordinator: Coming soon!

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Charles Estill (Theriogenology Professor) - [email protected]; Dr. Brian Bowers (Pharmacy Director) - [email protected]


Anonymous Prayer Box

We all face struggles in our lives. Are you going through a hard time and feeling like you need some support but are afraid to ask for help? We are here for you! Please write your comment in the Anonymous Prayer Box below and be assured someone will be praying on your behalf! Your identity will NOT be revealed, unless you include your name in your comment. Comments celebrating answered prayers or other forms of thanksgiving are also welcome! We would love to hear what’s going on in your life. You may also use the prayer box to send anonymous requests, comments, or concerns to CVF. We hope to hear from you!