FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is SAVMA Auction?
SAVMA Auction is a live and silent auction and one of the biggest events of the year – bringing together students from every class, faculty, interns, residents, alumni and community members! Money raised helps offset the cost of veterinary related experiences that enhance the veterinary toolkit of Cornell veterinary students . It is a great opportunity for members of the Cornell and greater community to fellowship with one another and make memories that will last a lifetime!

What is the difference between Silent and Live Auction?
The Silent Auction features items and experiences from a variety of businesses in Ithaca and the surrounding areas! This year we’ve also collaborated with several online companies who have donated gift baskets, services and products! Additionally, Silent Auction features items from Cornell’s talented student body such as professional pet photography and custom scrub tops/caps!

The Live Auction features a variety of different experiences such as group dinners, bird watching and boating trips that people typically bid on as a group. It also features a number of one of a kind items.

Where do the proceeds go?
Proceeds from SAVMA Auction help Cornell veterinary students offset the cost of attending veterinary related experiences not included in our core curriculum. In the past, these experiences have included SAVMA Symposium, FARVets, Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) and the Veterinary Leadership Conference among many other experiences!

How much are tickets and where can I purchase them?
Tickets purchased before the event are $15. Student tickets are discounted at the price of $10. Tickets purchased at the door will incur a $5 fee. Cornell/Ithaca community members may purchase their tickets in the Veterinary school atrium from 12/2 to 12/6 and 12/9 – 12/13 from 12 – 1pm each day.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased through venmo by sending payment to @SAVMAAuction2019. If you choose this option, you MUST include your first and last name and email in the description.

What if I would like to donate an item to Auction?
If you would like to donate an item or service to Auction, please contact Laci Taylor ’22 at Lct53@cornell.edu. Silent Auction donations typically include gift certificates, gift baskets, company products and services while Live Auction donations have included anything from boating trips to bird watching trips that students tend to bid on as a group. If you are interested in sending a monetary donation, that is an option as well.

What types of payment are accepted?
Cash, credit card and check are all acceptable forms of payment for Auction items.

What is the attire for Auction?
Auction is cocktail optional. You are free to wear whatever makes you most comfortable.

Will food and drinks be served?
There will be light appetizers served during Auction. Each attendee will also receive two free drink tickets so don’t forget to bring your ID!

Can children attend Auction?
Yes, children may attend for free.

Must I stay for the entirety of the event?
Check-out for both silent and live auction will begin at 8:30pm. If you are unable to stay for the check-out time, please contact Laci Taylor ’22 at Lct53@cornell.edu to arrange an earlier check-out time.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact Laci Taylor ’22 at Lct53@cornell.edu.