Welcome!Our next meeting will be September 8th, 2014 at 7:30 in Room H237 of the UGA Vet School. (The entrance along Agriculture Drive, first main door from Carlton Street --not the one with pillars-- large auditorium immediately to the left when you first walk in). As always, we will be having a guest speaker and free food! :)
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Here are the minutes for the last meeting:
Where were you Monday night? If your answer is somewhere other than room H237 of UGA’s College of Vet Med, then you really missed out! Not only was there free pizza, but Parker Moore, the Associate Director of Admissions at the UGA CVM, gave us pointers on how to amp up our vet school applications. The former president and vice president of Pre-Vet Club even showed up and answered questions about how they got into vet school.
Thanks to everyone who came to the first Pre-Vet Club meeting of the year! We were excited to see so many returning members, as well as all of the new faces. If you couldn’t make it to the meeting or just need a recap, be sure to check out the meeting minutes below.
Active member requirements In order to be an active member of Pre-Vet Club, you must attend 4 out of 7 meetings per semester, so be sure to sign the attendance sheet at every meeting you attend! Club dues are $10. To pay your dues, see Blakelee Davidson, our treasurer, by the third meeting (Sept. 2). You must participate in at least one member activity, one fundraiser, and one community service opportunity, as well as all mandatory fundraisers.
Points System All of the abovementioned activities will earn you points that will be tallied at the end of the semester. The top 10 members will get to participate in a wet lab with a vet school professor. This year, the top 10 freshmen will get to TOUR THE NEW VET SCHOOL!!! Freshmen, you will be the FIRST pre-vet members to receive a tour of the new facility! (I am more than a little jealous.) Start earning points now!
Dean’s Tailgate Kick off football season by joining the vet school faculty, staff, and students for the Dean’s Tailgate! It will be this Saturday, Aug. 30 from 1:30-3:30, in the Lameness Paddock behind the vet school. Look for Trey Callahan, our members activities chair, to sign in and get your member activity points. ***For those of you who participated in Wildlife Treatment Crew this summer – Dr. Divers will be in the dunking booth!
Advertising Committee Mackenzie Lowe, our advertising chair, is looking for members to help put up flyers and advertise club events. If you are interested, contact Mackenzie at email@example.com or find her at the next meeting! This is a great way to get experience if you hope to run for an officer position.
Pet Care Clinic The Humane Society needs our help with their pet care clinic on Saturday, Sept. 6. Six lucky volunteers will get to help restrain animals and administer vaccines, among other things, under the supervision of veterinarians. Contact Amanda Wonn, our shelter med liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up before spots run out!
Pets for Life This is a huge event and a big time commitment, but totally worth it! Departure for Atlanta will be at 6 a.m., and the event will last for the majority of the day (Saturday, Sept. 20). Prepare for a busy day full of hands-on experience with animals! You can email Amanda if you have any questions or concerns. Carpooling will be available. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MRPG5eBag0-DGh13hO0Dj_op9R_suim2SaB_iGeD1iQ/edit?usp=sharing
Int’l Vulture Awareness Day First of all, thanks to everyone who volunteered at Bear Hollow for Zoo Day! Bear Hollow is hosting another event on Saturday, Sept. 6 called International Vulture Awareness Day. It will be held at the ACC landfill from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. They could use some more awesome volunteers to help set up and run games and activities. Aside from receiving community service points, Bear Hollow is providing the added incentive of free breakfast and lunch! If you’d like to help, sign up here: http://vols.pt/Dosj5j
Next Meeting On Sept. 8, Dr. Radlinsky will be talking to us about the Africa Trip that she takes pre-vet students on every year. This is an exciting opportunity that you definitely will want to hear about, so mark your calendars! Additionally, we will be voting on the club philanthropy. Please read the details in the newsletter from this week’s meeting so that you’ll be ready to place your vote. All four are worthy causes, so start deciding now which one is closest to your heart.
Book Selling Group
Join our Pre-Vet Club Book Selling group on Facebook to buy/sell books to fellow pre-vetters!
Digital Test Bank - Google Drive
One of the perks of active membership is access to the club's test bank! Once you've paid your dues, you can contact Michael Pabon email@example.com for more information about gaining access. If you have any old test from your classes, please send them to Michael. You will get 3 points per class that you turn in. (Note: You have to turn in all the tests from the class in order to receive full points). For every test you submit, your name will be put in a raffle, and you will be entered for a chance to win a prize at the end of the semester! Paper tests will be converted into digital files and returned to you.
Lost your newsletter? Didn’t write down a date? Check out our Pre-Vet Google Calendar to keep up with upcoming events!
Follow Camille Grant's blog about her years in Vet School at UGA. She gives helpful advise and also an inside perspective on what it is like as a vet student!