Welcome to the University of Connecticut's Pre-Veterinary Club website
Hello and welcome to our website. Whether you're a prospective member or current member, there is plenty of information and resources here to get you started. The Pre-Vet Club is a great resource for students of all majors that hope to continue their education beyond undergraduate and pursue a DVM. Our goal is to help our members explore different areas of interest in the veterinary field through guest lecturers, veterinary school representatives, volunteer opportunities, field trips, and by networking with other veterinary and pre-veterinary students. Hopefully we can help clarify the sometimes murky details about being prepared for and getting into veterinary school, and to provide members with an excellent support group of like-minded, driven individuals with similar goals.
We run fundraisers during the year to help support the club and send our members on trips and to symposiums to further their experience and knowledge. Our main fundraising events include Fall and Spring Dog Washes, Canine Cancer Walk, and dog biscuit sales where all members are encouraged to participate in.
Our club has grown immensely in the past few years and we look forward to continuing to find new ways to learn and gain experience in the veterinary field. We are always open to new guest speakers, trips, volunteer opportunities and encourage our members to make suggestions!
Please visit us at involvement fairs, come to the next meeting, or use the information on the Contact Us page if you are interested in joining this wonderful club.
Updates And News
Our annual dog wash is coming up fast! Get your pooch's spring cleaning done and help out the Pre-Vet Club while you're at it!
UConn launches Study Group page! A website specifically designed for planning study groups for classes has just been announced, and it's a vital tool to those of us in the tough pre-veterinary curriculum. There has been talk about specific Pre-Vet study sessions, so keep your eye on this website and on Facebook for that. Feel free to create your own study groups as well and let us know! LINK
Dr. Bouley's Blog Dr. Bouley, the guest speaker from our first meeting, uses a blog to share her experiences visiting with Stanford pre-vet alumni now advanced in their careers, trips to veterinary schools and other animal related facilities, and her time spent with local Tennessee wildlife.
Internships are now posted on HuskyCareerLink specifically for Pre Vet Students! http://career.uconn.edu/huskycareerlink/ After you have created your HuskyCareerLink profile and account, go on HuskyCareerLinks. To locate Pre-Vet specific opportunities, go to the "Employers" button on the blue bar across the top and select "Employer Directory." Type "Pre-Vet" in the Keyword Search, then Search. When you click on "Pre-Veterinary Club Employers" and "Available Positions" you will be able to see the list of positions. This will allow you to contact prospective veterinary employers directly.
HuskyTHON! 2014 Update & What is it?!
For those of you who don't already know, HuskyTHON is a year long fundraising event at UConn that raises funds for Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT. It has now officially become the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Connecticut. The 18 hour dance marathon was on February 15-16 2014. Although our members are going to become vets and not human doctors, human and animal medicine are interrelated and it is important for both areas of expertise to unite under similar causes. Thus it was our pleasure to join the HuskyTHON cause for the second consecutive year, as future medical professionals.
By the end of the event, $457,581.04 was raised for Connecticut Children's Medical Center! $1,857 of that was raised by Pre-Vet Club! Though dancing for eighteen hours was exhausting, this feat is absolutely nothing compared to the hardships that many young patients at the hospital deal with everyday of their lives. The event was absolutely inspiring and we encourage more members to join the cause next year. Any team or individual can become a part of the event, whether they be a dancer, a volunteer, a moral captain, or part of the management team. Our goal is to organize a pre-vet club team again next year and raise even more money "For the Kids!" If you have any questions about the event and how to get involved, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.