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Congratulations Class of 2015

OTS would like to congratulate our graduating seniors. This graduation ceremony marks the beginning of may new experiences for them and we all wish them the best. Please join us in giving an extra special congratulations to the OTS seniors who graduated this week: Danielle Belt, Lauren Carlson, Jill Costello, Holly Cruger, Alison Cummings, Pete Giambrone, Erin Krampe, Jarrod Miller, Olivia Miller, and Elaine Schilling.

Photo courtesy of AUCVM.

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Strummin’ For Strays Bake Sale

Recently OTS held a bake sale to raise money for the Strummin’ for Strays fundraiser for MCHS.  The money raised went toward an “I love my rescue” themed basket to be raffled off during Strummin’ for Strays. Thanks to all the members who baked goods to help raise money for a good cause and to Kylye Roberts who organized everything.

Alumni, stay in touch!

First, I want to thank all of our alumni who came to Annual Conference. We had a ton of fun! I had several people express concerns that they didn’t know what was going on with the chapter, or they weren’t aware of all the events we were having at Annual Conference. We want to stay in touch with everyone and let you know about all the wonderful things we have been doing recently.

If you have found our website, you are doing a great job keeping in touch, but we would also like to make sure we have updated contact information for everyone. If you could fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/CIK4amH3fT, that would help us a lot. You can give us as much or as little information as you would like, but we would especially love to have everyone’s email address!

You can also comment here or email OTSzeta@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Please also feel free to share this with any of your classmates that may not check our website!

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt

This past Friday we had an awesome Easter egg hunt at the house! Amy, our social chair, hid eggs with dog treats and some mini liquor samples around the house. The dogs REALLY enjoyed the dog treats (Sara in particular couldn’t even wait until the hunting started and decided to help herself to an egg.) We all had a blast and it was definitely a good closure to a rough week.

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Annual Conference 2015

Last weekend was the Annual Conference at AUCVM! We enjoyed hanging out and talking with all of our awesome Alumni who were able to make it! Friday we had our business meeting at lunch and enjoyed some delicious BBQ. Friday night we had a tailgate style dinner with hamburgers, hot dogs, and sides cooked up by the students. Friday night we listened to some awesome tunes from DJ Ozz and held our annual Auction. We were able to raise just over $1000 from our auction this year! Special thanks to all of the Alumni who donated items and money to our wish list, we got a brand new ladder that will allow us to (safely) change the lights and get up on the roof when we need to. We also got some new pool sticks, more mops and a mop bucket, and about $600 to get other items (we are currently voting to see what everyone’s priorities are.)

Saturday we had lunch and dinner with some more alumni and had a blast.
We hope some of you all will be able to make it next year!As always, if you happen to be in town any time please let us know! We always love hanging out with our alumni and hearing stories about OTS.

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Dr. Bob Carson

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Bob Carson. Dr. Carson passed away this Saturday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Carson retired last year after working at the AUCVM for over 35 years. He was a great supporter of OTS including working as auctioneer at the annual conference. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Auburn United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Gold Hill United Methodist Church

C/O Joel and Jennie Hill

2240 County Road 20

Waverly, AL 36879

Link to Dr. Carson’s obituary: http://www.oanow.com/obituaries/article_b03103fe-bd3c-567a-b121-16cb785a98c5.html

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Senior Students: Kendall Foley

Kendall grew up in Lexington, KY, where she cultivated a life-long love of plants, animals, and all living things. She attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate education, where she studied agricultural biotechnology and was very involved with the pre-veterinary program. She worked for three years at a small animal practice in Lexington, as well as shadowing at a variety of large and small practices. She has participated in three Vida veterinary service trips to central America, coordinating two of them, in which pets of under-privileged families were spayed/neutered and provided with basic medical care.
After graduation, Kendall plans to go into small animal practice, and is seriously interested in completing an internship. She has special interest in internal medicine, oncology, and emergency and critical care, and is considering a residency as well. She also plans to continue her passion volunteering and working to lessen the pet overpopulation problem. During her free time, Kendall enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and standard poodles.
Kendall’s CPC presentation was entitled, “Elise’s Splenic Catastrophe,” and detailed a case of a splenic mass in an anemic cat. Her adviser was Dr. Allison Biddick, a resident with the Emergency and Critical Care Service.​