All posts by Sean Boyden

Congratulations to Our New E-Board!

We have officially elected our new e-board for the spring and fall of 2015! It’s been a wonderful year with our board, and good luck to all of our graduating seniors! We are so excited to welcome many new students to our board, and cannot wait for what the future will bring for the Pre-Vet Society!

2015 E-Board:

President: Nick Lordi

Nick Lordi

Vice President: Alena Naimark

Alena Naimark

Secretary: Camille Hironaka

Camille Hironaka

Treasurers: Harris Fitzgerel and Kendra Nowak

Harris Fitzgerel    Kendra Nowak

Webmasters: Riley Aronson and Elizabeth Liu (not pictured yet)

Riley Aronson

Peer Health Collaborative Liaisons: Sean Boyden and Risa Goldberg

Sean Boyden  RisaGoldberg

Student Representatives: Asia Acevedo and Jenn Duffy

Asia Acevedo   Jenn Duffy

Guest Speaker Dr. Burgess THIS WEDNESDAY 11/12

burgess talkThis Wednesday, 11/12, in Barnum 114 at 6 pm, we are hosting our next guest speaker of the year! Dr. Burgess is a veterinary oncologist in practice at the Foster Small Animal Hospital at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She also teaches medical oncology at the vet school. Pizza will be served, so come hungry! See the attached flyer for more info on Dr. Burgess and the event.

Guest Speaker 11/4 at 7 PM: Dr. Megan Mueller

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! photo

Bake Sale Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY 10/18

bakesale2014Come 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!


US Army/Navy Scholarship Info Session 10/14!

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!


Army Navy Recruitment Flyer Revised

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Open House THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 21!

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!


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.

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:

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 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!