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.  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!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Year!

Welcome back to all of our members, and welcome to the Class of 2018 (or older students who’ve made the switch to pre-vet)! As the puppy suggests, we had a relaxing summer break, but the Pre-Vet Society is back and busier than ever! We have a lot of great events coming up this month that we welcome your participation in. On September 14th, the Pre-Vet Society will be volunteering at Somerville Dog Fest 2014, an all-day event celebrating dogs and their owners that will raise money for local shelters. We are also having our annual trip to the Open House at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on September 21st, along with other fun guest speakers and fundraisers throughout the semester!
Stop by our table at the Student Organizations Fair or our GIM (stay tuned for a confirmed time and location) to learn more about all of these opportunities! An email will also be sent out with more information on all of the events mentioned above. Good luck to everyone on a new school year!

Volunteer at KIDS DAY 2014!

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.kids day

Healthy Week Speaker Tomorrow, 4/9

Dr Mertz TalkAs 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!


Guest Speaker Wednesday, March 4th

lawyerspeakerWe 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!

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!

Welcome Back and Dr. Schwarz Talk


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Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a fun and relaxing winter break. The Pre-Vet Society has a lot of exciting things planned for this semester, and we are hitting the ground running: come join us next Wednesday, 1/29, for our first speaker of the 2014 spring semester!

Dr. Schwarz is a small animal practice owner and founded Ashland Animal Hospital in 1997. In addition to being the president and Veterinary Services Team Leader for the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART), he received the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association’s 2011 Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to community service.


Stop by the SoGo Multipurpose Room between 5 and 6 PM! We hope to see everyone there! All are welcome!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our elections! Congrats to the newly elected members to the e-board:

President: Laura de Armas
Vice President: Nick Lordi
Secretary: Arshiya Goel and Molly Chirunomula (Studying abroad Spring 2014)
Treasurer: Ali Nemeth
Webmasters: Megan Davis (Studying abroad Fall 2014) and Sean Boyden
Peer Health Liaison: Hanna Ehrlich (Studying abroad Spring 2014) and Makoto Yamamoto
Freshman Representative: Harris Fitzgerel

Also, stay tuned for more information about our plans to paint the cannon this weekend!

Evening Speaker: Dr. Monica Burns

Wednesday 10/23 6:00-7:17 in Barnum 104

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Dr. Monika Burns, a double Jumbo and recent Veterinary school graduate doing her residency in lab animal medicine will be speaking this Wednesday to the Pre-Vet Society! Dr. Burns not only offers expertise in lab animal medicine, but also provides a unique perspective seeing as she was so recently exactly where so many of us stand- facing the prospect of applying to vet school. Come hear what she has to say and bring questions! Pizza provided!