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 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: Alone in the Wild: Ingenuity and Advances in Wildlife Medicine and Research; Human Impact on Wildlife and Exotics: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown; and Playing Sherlock: Tracking Infectious Disease in Wildlife, Aquatic, Zoo & Exotic Species. The Symposium is open to all members of the campus and community.