Zeta Chapter has come up with a few cool shirt designs and one Koozie that we are selling as a fundraiser. Below is the link to the order form along with the designs if anyone would like to order anything. We will be taking orders through next Sunday, the 14th, so that we can get them finished before 4th years leave for their preceptorships. They should be finished by February 19th or 22nd.
We have also set up a pay-pal so we can take online orders and ship them to our alumni, so if you or anyone you know would like some cool merchandise just fill out the form!
OTS Order Form
It’s with a heavy heart that I inform our alumni of a tragedy affecting one of our senior members. Katie Hogan, a fourth-year member of Zeta Chapter and graduating senior, lost her three pets, Dharma, Reuben, and Wednesday, along with most of her possessions, in a house fire today. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers, and consider making a donation to the go-fund-me below, set up by the President of the Class of 2016 to help her replace some of what was lost.
Greetings Zeta Alum!
I hope this holiday season finds you well!
I would like to make you aware of some events coming up next year in case any of you would like to attend!
January 23rd will be our annual White Carnation formal. This year we will be having a Charity Ball! The charity we will be supporting has yet to be determined and we are still working on most of the details. We will have baskets that you can buy tickets for at the event and we will be drawing for winners at the end of the night. As of now we are planning to have dinner at the OTS house and then go to Red Clay Brewery. We will be sending more information your way soon and would love to have some alumni attend!
Annual Conference will be March 31st through April 2nd. As always we will be hosting events at the OTS house Friday and Saturday so come see us if you are in town!
Grand Council will be October 21st through the 23rd hosted by Theta Chapter at the University of Illinois. Grand Council is trying to increase alumni involvement and would like to have more alumni attending the annual meeting. Theta chapter is planning to offer a few hours of Continuing Education that weekend so please consider joining us!
As always, let us know if you have any questions or need anything from Zeta Chapter!
In honor of Fall and Halloween for 4 o’clock club OTS members got dirty and carved up some pumpkins. The pumpkins were then used as decorations for our Halloween party.
In addition we held a costume contest and got to see our pets dressed up as everything from the Flash to Indiana Jones.
This past Saturday OTS Zeta partnered with Auburn’s SCAVMA chapter to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Auburn. The walk raised a total of $37,151.43, well over their goal of $25,000. It was hosted by Auburn’s Sigma Kappa fraternity, and the OTS/SCAVMA team raised more money than every other team aside from the hosts! Through generous donations from friends and family of members, alumni, and funds raised from SCAVMA’s Tails ‘n Trails 5K in September we were able to raise just over $3,000!!! The money raised will go toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, providing care and support for those affected, and through promoting brain health to reduce the risk of dementia. Thank you to everyone who joined the walk and those who made donations, and a huge shout out to Kylye Roberts from the class of 2018 who organized our team!
OTS recently held Dogpatch our very own continuing education conference at Auburn CVM. This year’s theme was feline medicine and included topics feline alopcia and feline cardiomyopathy as well as 2 hours of Pharmacy law. Those that attended had the opportunity to earn 8 total ours of CE. A portion of the proceeds was donated the the College of Veterinary Medicine’s GM1 research efforts. OTS would like to give special thanks to our amazing presenters: Dr. Robert Kennis, Dr. Eva Abarca, Dr. Sara-Louise Newcomer, Dr. Randal Winter, Dr. Annabel Botsford, Dr. Jacob Barnoski, Dr. Byron Blagburn, Dr. Sue Duran and Ms. Starr Miller. And a final thank you to Ms. Kris Street who helped us put the whole thing together.
We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. For those of you who could not attend, we hope to see you next year.