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The 2018 Executive Board!!!

Please welcome our new board for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2018! Feel free to contact anyone with questions!

Belinda Von Breitenbach (2019)

Belinda is a junior who is double majoring in biology and Spanish.  She is interested in going into equine or wildlife medicine.  As of right now, she does not own any animals in her home in New York, but she works with a bunch of wolves and racehorses that are basically her responsibility.  Hence, her spirit animal is a wolf.

Vice President
Aubrey Specht (2019)

Aubrey is a junior majoring in biochemistry with a minor in architectural studies.  Her main interests are equine medicine and research.  She has two cats at home in Massachusetts named Charlotte and Phinnie who are 13 and 11 years old respectively.  As a cat lover, her spirit animal is a leopard.

Michelle Kwon (2020)

Michelle is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology and minoring in entrepreneurial leadership studies.  She wants to go into small animal medicine and physical therapy.  She has a yorkiepoo named Rosie who is nine at home in New Jersey.  If she had to pick a spirit animal, she would go with an otter.


Ilana Gitlin (2019)

Ilana is a junior double majoring in biology and Russian along with a minor in Judaic studies.  She would like to specialize in small animal surgery.  She has three dogs back in New York named Oscar, Bella, and Penelope.  And while she has these canines, her spirit animal is a bunny.


Treasurer in Training
Gabriel Yerdon (2021)

Gabriel is a freshman majoring in biology.  He really likes the idea of going into mixed practice.  This evidenced by his numerous animals in Pennsylvania including an Iceland Sheepdog-Border Collie mix named Emma along with another dog, two cats, cows, a horse, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and last but not least, an alpaca named Michael.  Despite the variety of pets he has, his spirit animal is the incomparable howler monkey,

Webmaster / Social Media / Clinical Experience Coordinator
Fannie Sheinman (2020)

Fannie is a sophomore double majoring in English and child development.  She is most interested in surgery and wildlife medicine.  Back home in New York City, she has a mutt named Allie who is seven years old and rabbit named Nellie who is nine years old.  She considers her spirit animal to be a tiger.

Event Coordinator
TJ Robins (2020)

TJ is a sophomore double majoring in biology and anthropology.  She wants to study animal behavior in primates (primatology) by going into large animal or zoological medicine.  She has a golden retriever back in Canada named Ruby who is six years old.  If she had to choose, her spirit animal would be a horse.


Assistant Event Coordinator
Jamie Tebeau (2020)

Jamie is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology.  She would like to go into small animal medicine with a speciality in surgery and neurology.  At home in Rhode Island, Jamie has a dog named Napoleon who is 11 and a cat named Chocolate who is 12 years old.  Her spirit animal is a deer.

2016 E-Board Announcement!

Congratulations to all those who’ve been elected for the upcoming year!  We are sad to see our previous officers graduate, but we are excited for the future of PVS with our new e-board.

The 2016 officers are:

President: Alena Naimark ’17

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Vice Presidents: Riley Aronson ’17 & Nairi Krafian ’18


Secretary: Camille Hironaka ’17

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Treasurers: Harris Fitzgerel ’17 & Dana Perry ’19

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Webmasters: Asia Acevedo ’18 & Jarod Gowgiel ’19

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Peer Health Collaborative Liaisons: Sean Boyden ’17 & Risa Goldberg ’18

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Student Representatives: Ellory Wolin ’19 & Devon Valera ’19

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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!


Welcome to the website of Tufts Pre-vet Society! This past semester, we have…

> Hosted speakers including:

  • Dr. Alfred DeMaria, state epidemiologist and director of the MA Department of Public Health
  • Jeanne diPretoro, Associate Director of Admissions at Ross University Veterinary School

> Attended the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Open House

> Attended a veterinary panel hosted by Brandeis University

> Taken an active role in the new Tufts Peer Health Collaborative for Boston area schools

> Taken a behind-the-scenes tour at the Museum of Science with live animal curator Bunny Watson

> Toured Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a veterinary student, attended a lecture with Dr. Mark Pokras, and held a private Q&A session with Director of Admissions Ford Barnet

> Held a info sessions on summer veterinary opportunities and more!

Click around our site for more information on being pre-vet at Tufts and applying to veterinary school. And be sure to check back here this spring for announcements about upcoming events!

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