Oaties out in their finery at White Carnation 2020. We presented the Senior superlatives like “Most Encouraging OTS Member” and “Most Likely to Marry a Canadian.” Our new pledges came out and partied with us!
Eric Mize was presented with the “Most Outstanding Senior” award and Christa Morrison was presented with the “Most Outstanding Pledge” award due to their dedication to Zeta Chapter!
During the party, we had a raffle for various donations like Dechra, Hills, Purina, and AVESS. All proceeds of the raffle are donated to the Good Samaritan Fund at Bailey Small Animal Hospital!
Oaties out on the town! SAVMA hosted a Coverall Bar Crawl and the Zeta chapter went out in full force! We enjoyed the music and dancing at 1716 pub, Moe’s and Skybar then crashed Little Italy for late night pizza!
Zeta Chapter came together to celebrate our third year students with a pancake brunch! The third years chowed down as best they could with the nerves of the upcoming White Coat Ceremony.
OTS hosted a Trivia night to start out the year with a Bang! Everyone enjoyed tacos while the contest occurred. Eleven teams, with names like Urine Trouble and Crazy Cats, battled through several rounds of trivia including Auburn University and Veterinary questions. Prizes from Hill’s and Duke’s Danas were a hit!
OTS members came together to celebrate ThanksChristmas with a dinner of roast Turkey, Ham, and all the holiday fixings. While our pups romped in the yard and house, we opened presents and had a night of fun and laughter!
OTS held a Huge Halloween party with Kappa Psi, the Pharmacy Professional Fraternity! Students from the veterinary school and the pharmacy school all came dressed in their costumes and danced late into the night. There was great music, a bonfire, carved pumpkins, and bouts of Giant Jenga!
Hey, alumni! If you’re planning to come to Auburn for the CVM’s Annual Conference, be sure to stop by the OTS House and join us for various exciting events! We hope to see you there!
It’s your Zeta crew, reppin’ it in Athens GA!
On September 27-29, 10 OTS members drove to Athens, Georgia to take part in the annual Grand Council! The weekend was packed with fun from start-to-end, and all of it an experience that we won’t soon forget. It was a wonderful chance to meet members from other chapters across North America, including the host chapter, Eta, the Gamma chapter from THE Ohio State University (lookin’ at you Ohio!), and the unstoppable party powerhouse that is the Canadian Delta chapter.
The first night was a bar-crawl across the sprawling Athens downtown – which has the highest bar density of any American city! On Saturday, our delegates attended the GC meeting and gained valuable insight on the other chapter’s activities and what we can improve.
While they were at the meeting, the rest of us began the Gonzo Games, a compilation of drinking games between the chapters. There was a slip ‘n slide, beer pong in all its variations, and the incredibly foolish “bucket chug” (only the Canadian team finished that event). After a day of fun, water, dirt, and beer, we brought home the 3rd place trophy!
After the Games we had a banquet, and then we went back to the Eta chapter’s House to keep the party going. There was a mechanical bull to ride, good dancing music, and wonderfully cool evening weather keeping everyone’s spirits high. It was certainly hard to wake up and drive back to Auburn the following morning!!
Grand Council is one of the greatest privileges of being an OTS member. I’d like to encourage all members to find the time to go at least once during their time in vet school. Next year it’s hosted by the Gamma chapter in Ontario – THAT will put our cold tolerance and liver integrity to the test!
“Save a Horse, Ride an Oatie!”
Last weekend we celebrated together with a potluck and members participated in white elephant. We all had a great time celebrating together.