Next Tuesday, 11/4, the Pre-Vet Society will be hosting a guest speaker! Dr. Megan Mueller is a triple Jumbo (08, 10, 13) and an expert in human-animal interaction studies and public policy. Her research investigates the impact of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on youth with post-traumatic stress, among other topics. She also teaches a class in the spring called Human-Animal Interaction in Childhood and Adolescence (CD 143-11). Come meet Dr. Mueller and learn more about her research and this great course! The discussion will take place in Barnum 114. Food and drinks will be provided. See the attached flyer for more information!
Come to the Tisch roof this Saturday, October 18th, from 10 am to 3 pm to support the Pre-Vet Society’s annual bake sale fundraiser! This year, we are working in coordination with the Tufts Animal Welfare Club, and all proceeds will go to Kitty Connections, a non-profit local animal shelter. Kitty Connections rescues abandoned, homeless, or abused cats and dogs and works entirely on a volunteer and donation basis. (See the attached flyer for more information.) Help support Kitty Connections and enjoy some delicious home-made treats!
As we all know, paying for graduate school can be difficult and stressful. The US Army and Navy offers a Health Professions Scholarship, which pays for 100% of tuition, fees, books, and provides a monthly stipend, in exchange for service in a branch of the armed forces. If you’re at all interested in this great opportunity, check out the info session this Tuesday, October 14th, from 7 to 8 PM in Pearson 104! This event is co-sponsored by the Pre-Vet, Pre-Med, and Pre-Dental Societies, and should be an informative presentation. Hope to see you there! View the attached flyer for more info!
If you’re pre-vet or an animal lover, or even if you just want to get away from campus for a day and see some beautiful New England scenery, join the Pre-Vet Society at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Open House this Sunday! This a community event hosted by Tufts Vet in Grafton, MA, and there are tons of cool and informative guest speakers, activities, and exhibits throughout the day. Transportation is provided and tickets are FREE on Tufts Tickets! See the flyer below for more info!
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. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RHYxjJCXby5WRFuTyJqiBofhXwqTF4nk50WJZW2LGgU/edit#gid=0
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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mD874vdWYPZYGeKu1DF9BCJSlgiQ7m1Tpy-lOTs6ERA/edit#gid=0
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!
This Saturday, 4/19, is Tufts’ annual Kids Day, a day of giving back to the youth of the Medford/Somerville community. The Tufts Pre-Vet Society is taking part in this celebration by setting up a face-painting booth for kids! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, and no experience is necessary–the kids will love anything you do! If you’re interested in volunteering at the booth, simply come by Gantcher between 11:30-12:30 or 1:30-2:45! Hope to see you there! See attached flier for more info.
As part of Healthy Week, the Tufts Pre-Vet Society is honored to be hosting Dr. Greg Mertz, a wildlife vet who will be speaking about his experiences in exotic animal medicine. As Chief Executive Director of the New England Wildlife Center, Dr. Mertz’s patients range from birds to reptiles to invertebrates. The event will be in Pearson 104 from 3-4 PM. Food will be provided. See attached flier for additional info. All are welcome!
We welcome everyone to attend our next guest lecture this Wednesday, March 4th from 6-7PM in Barnum 104. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Paul Wagoner, an assistant district attorney for Essex County. He prosecutes cases related to animal cruelty, and recently argued a case in the Supreme Judicial Court pertaining to whether the emergency exception to the warrant requirement of the US Constitution can be applied if an animal is in mortal danger. This is the first lawyer to be hosted by the Pre-Vet Society, and should be a very interesting new take on animal welfare that diverges from the traditional medical perspective. If you’re interested in law, veterinary medicine, or animal rights, join us for an informative and exciting discussion! Food and drinks will be provided!
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!