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!
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!
Come get the facts about this unique scholarship program, straight from the source! The talk will be directed towards students interested in pre-veterinary, pre-medical, and pre-dental studies. Dinner will be served.
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!
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!
Come to Barnum 104 during open block this Wednesday (10/15) to hear from a great speaker and enjoy a free lunch. Our speaker, Dr. Charles Innis, is a veterinarian at the New England Aquarium Medical Center. He will be discussing his work with a large range of marine and aquatic species at the clinic. Dr. Innis will also be happy to take questions from students about his career path, as well as his perspective on working in the field of aquatic medicine.