Category Archives: Guest Speakers!

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

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!


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!

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.

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!