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The 2018 Executive Board!!!

Please welcome our new board for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2018! Feel free to contact anyone with questions!

Belinda Von Breitenbach (2019)

Belinda is a junior who is double majoring in biology and Spanish.  She is interested in going into equine or wildlife medicine.  As of right now, she does not own any animals in her home in New York, but she works with a bunch of wolves and racehorses that are basically her responsibility.  Hence, her spirit animal is a wolf.

Vice President
Aubrey Specht (2019)

Aubrey is a junior majoring in biochemistry with a minor in architectural studies.  Her main interests are equine medicine and research.  She has two cats at home in Massachusetts named Charlotte and Phinnie who are 13 and 11 years old respectively.  As a cat lover, her spirit animal is a leopard.

Michelle Kwon (2020)

Michelle is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology and minoring in entrepreneurial leadership studies.  She wants to go into small animal medicine and physical therapy.  She has a yorkiepoo named Rosie who is nine at home in New Jersey.  If she had to pick a spirit animal, she would go with an otter.


Ilana Gitlin (2019)

Ilana is a junior double majoring in biology and Russian along with a minor in Judaic studies.  She would like to specialize in small animal surgery.  She has three dogs back in New York named Oscar, Bella, and Penelope.  And while she has these canines, her spirit animal is a bunny.


Treasurer in Training
Gabriel Yerdon (2021)

Gabriel is a freshman majoring in biology.  He really likes the idea of going into mixed practice.  This evidenced by his numerous animals in Pennsylvania including an Iceland Sheepdog-Border Collie mix named Emma along with another dog, two cats, cows, a horse, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and last but not least, an alpaca named Michael.  Despite the variety of pets he has, his spirit animal is the incomparable howler monkey,

Webmaster / Social Media / Clinical Experience Coordinator
Fannie Sheinman (2020)

Fannie is a sophomore double majoring in English and child development.  She is most interested in surgery and wildlife medicine.  Back home in New York City, she has a mutt named Allie who is seven years old and rabbit named Nellie who is nine years old.  She considers her spirit animal to be a tiger.

Event Coordinator
TJ Robins (2020)

TJ is a sophomore double majoring in biology and anthropology.  She wants to study animal behavior in primates (primatology) by going into large animal or zoological medicine.  She has a golden retriever back in Canada named Ruby who is six years old.  If she had to choose, her spirit animal would be a horse.


Assistant Event Coordinator
Jamie Tebeau (2020)

Jamie is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology.  She would like to go into small animal medicine with a speciality in surgery and neurology.  At home in Rhode Island, Jamie has a dog named Napoleon who is 11 and a cat named Chocolate who is 12 years old.  Her spirit animal is a deer.

Summer Veterinary Opportunity – Safari4u Veterinary Program

For anyone dealing with the stressful summer internship process and looking for ways to gain experience in veterinary medicine, take a look at the Safari4u Veterinary Program, a veterinary volunteer program in South Africa. The program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering volunteers opportunities to work with large, small, and exotic animals, explore various fields in veterinary medicine, gain clinical skills that are difficult to practice in the U.S., help animals in disadvantaged communities, and travel to an exotic country. For more information, check out Safari4u’s website (  and Facebook page (!

Welcome the 2017 E-Board!

Please welcome our new board for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2017! Feel free to contact anyone with questions!

Nairi Krafian (2018)
Major: Biopsychology
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Interests: Behavior, physical therapy, international veterinary medicine
Nairi Krafian
Aubrey Specht (2019)
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Littleton, MA
Interests: Pathology and equine medicine
Aubrey Specht
Devon Valera (2019)
Major: Biopsychology
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Interests: Genetics and evolutionary biology
Devon Valera
Michelle Kwon (2020)
Major: Biopsychology
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Interests: Human-animal interactions and small animal medicine
Michelle Kwon
Dana Perry (2019)
Major: Biology
Hometown: Bethany, CT
Interests: Mixed practice
Dana Perry
Ilana Gitlin (2019)
Major: Biology (minor in Russian)
Hometown: Oyster Bay Cove, NY
Interests: Small animal medicine
Ilana Gitlin
Webmaster/Social Media Chair:
Belinda von Breitenbach (2019)
Major: Biology & Spanish
Hometown: New York, NY
Interests: Equine medicine and wildlife medicine
Belinda von Breitenbach
Student Representatives:
Jamie Tebeau (2020)
Major: Biopsychology
Hometown: Warwick, RI
Interests: Small animal surgery and shelter medicine
Jamie Tebeau
TJ Robins (2020)
Major: Biology/Biopsychology
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Interests: Large animal medicine
TJ Robins
Fundraising Chair:
Risa Goldberg (2018)
Majors: Biology & Spanish
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
Interests: Small animal medicine
Risa Goldberg
Shadowing Coordinators:
Sahana Rao-Chakravorti (2018)
Major: Psychology & Studio Art
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Interests: Small animal medicine
Sahana Rao-Chakravorti
Fannie Sheinman (2020)
Major: undecided (English & Child Development)
Hometown: New York, NY
Interests: Surgery and rehabilitation/release
Fannie Sheinman

Congratulations to Our New E-Board!

We have officially elected our new e-board for the spring and fall of 2015! It’s been a wonderful year with our board, and good luck to all of our graduating seniors! We are so excited to welcome many new students to our board, and cannot wait for what the future will bring for the Pre-Vet Society!

2015 E-Board:

President: Nick Lordi

Nick Lordi

Vice President: Alena Naimark

Alena Naimark

Secretary: Camille Hironaka

Camille Hironaka

Treasurers: Harris Fitzgerel and Kendra Nowak

Harris Fitzgerel    Kendra Nowak

Webmasters: Riley Aronson and Elizabeth Liu (not pictured yet)

Riley Aronson

Peer Health Collaborative Liaisons: Sean Boyden and Risa Goldberg

Sean Boyden  RisaGoldberg

Student Representatives: Asia Acevedo and Jenn Duffy

Asia Acevedo   Jenn Duffy

Upcoming Events for Tufts Pre-Vets, including our GIM!

Hello everyone! As promised, here is more information about the events we mentioned in our last post and in our welcome back email.

For current members, be sure to fill out this google doc if you plan on attending the WAZE Symposium next Saturday (September 13th). This will allow us to travel as a group to the event and determine if we will travel by car or by train.

Also, please consider volunteering at Somerville Dog Fest 2014 on Sunday, September 14. Volunteers are needed all day from 6 am to 5 pm, and it’s for a good cause, plus you’ll get to see plenty of adorable dogs! Fill out this google doc if you want to volunteer:

Also, mark your calendars for the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Open House on Sunday, September 21st! We are taking a bus to the campus again this year, so stay tuned for more information!

For new members or interested students, check out our table at the Student Organizations Fair this Monday, and come to our GIM on Thursday, September 11 at 9 pm in the Campus Center, room 220! You’ll be able to meet some of the E-board and learn more about what the Pre-Vet Society does. Hope to see you there!

Bake Sale this Friday, 2/21, 12-5pm


Please join us in the Campus Center from 12-5pm this Friday, February 21st for our Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. charity bake sale! This is a combined effort on behalf of the Tufts Pre-Vet Society and Tufts Animal Welfare to raise awareness and donations for this great cause, which provides bullet- and stab-protective vests for K-9 unit police dogs throughout the country. One vest alone costs $1006 and has a five year warranty, and the organization currently has a list of over 20 dogs in need of vests.  Stop by to say hello, support Vested Interest, and of course enjoy some delicious home-made treats!