W.A.Z.E. (Wildlife, Aquatics, Zoo, Exotics) is the largest student organization at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The goal of WAZE is to provide veterinary students with access to the most current information regarding the medicine and conservation of wildlife, aquatic, zoo and exotic species. These are species of increasing interest and concern in the veterinary community and can only be covered briefly in the Tufts curriculum. WAZE promotes education in these fields through a variety of lunchtime lectures, workshops, field trips and rounds throughout the year. Furthermore, WAZE offers continuing education credit to veterinary professionals.
Annually, the WAZE society holds a Spring Symposium, which brings in speakers from around the country to discuss current events and issues specific to the year’s topic. Recent Symposium themes include: A One Health Approach to Global Climate Change; On the Frontline: Overcoming the Challenges of Conservation; and Alone in the Wild: Ingenuity and Advances in Wildlife Medicine and Research. The Symposium is open to all members of the campus and community.
WAZE is sponsored in part by the Annelisa M Kilbourn Conservation Medicine Fund and Dr. Scholl’s Foundation.