Category Archives: Events

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

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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!

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!

Pre-Vet Lunch Talk with Dr. Innes of the New England Aquarium

Lunch Talk

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.

Open House Sunday & Upcoming Events!

This Sunday, September 22, the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is holding their Annual Open House Event! Attendees will get the chance to see exhibits, hear speakers, participate in hands-on activities and more. Our bus will be departing from the Mayer Campus Center at 11 am, and is expected to return by 3 pm. Book your FREE ticket at tuftstickets.com. This event is not restricted to pre-veterinary students; all are welcome to attend!

And as if that’s not enough excitement, be sure to come to this, too:
Wednesday, September 25: Where do human and animal health intersect?
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Barnum 104
Join us for a discussion led by Dr. Jen Steele, DVM & PhD, on zoonotic public health threats, international veterinary medicine, infectious disease research, and the One Health Initiative! Food will be provided.

Here’s a quick preview of what’s to come:

  • Sunday, October 6: Parent’s Weekend Bake Sale to fundraise for a K-9 bulletproof vest for a Boston Area police dog!
  • Wednesday, October 16, 12-1 PM: Dr. Charlie Innis, New England Aquarium Animal Health Department
  • Wednesday, October 23, 6-7:15 PM: Dr. Monika Burns, Double Jumbo and MIT Resident in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Thursday, November 21, 6 PM: Information session on the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps
  • Thursday, November 21, 8:15 PM: Tufts Pre-Veterinary Society elections for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2014!
  • Plus a few more speaker events, details TBA!

Check back here soon for more details on our upcoming speakers and the bake sale! It’s going to be a jam-packed and fun-filled semester.

General Interest Meeting Thursday, September 12th 8PM

Come check out our booth at the Tufts Activities Fair next Tuesday the 10th at 5PM on the Res Quad, then stop by our GIM that Thursday to hear about our plans for the semester and what other members did this summer!

Also, for those of you who never got a chance to see it, here’s the official Pre-Vet Society t-shirt!

Pre-Vet T-Shirts 2013
Pre-Vet T-Shirts 2013
Thanks to Jess Crane for all her hard work in making this happen!

Pre-Vet Society News and Events:

Wednesday, February 27, 4:30PM
Dowling 730A

The assistant director of admissions for the Tufts Veterinary School, Ford Barnett, will be the giving a presentation on general preparation for vet school, the admissions process, and the Early Assurance Program. Pre-Health Advisors, Stephanie Ripley and Carol Baffi-Dugan, will also be there to speak with any students entering the regular application process for veterinary school in 2013.

Sunday, March 3, 1:30 (2:30)

The Pre-Vet Society is taking a behind the scenes tour of the Boston Aquarium. Not only will it be a lot of fun, but it offers a look into one of the many options in the veterinary field! If you were interested, but aren’t signed up don’t worry, we’re considering doing another tour coinciding with our whale watching trip in April so be sure to let us know you’re interested!

Wednesday,  March 27, 12:00 (open block)

Crane Room

Our second speaker of the year, the Tufts University Research Veterinarian for the Medford/Somerville Campus, will be coming after spring break. Once again this is a speaker who will talk about a less traditional career in Veterinary medicine and should have many interesting things to say. More details will be made known as we get closer to March.

 

Also, in early April, Public Health at Tufts (PHAT) hosts Healthy Week! Be sure to look for the Pre-Vet Society at the event!