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PRE-VETERINARY CLUB

Welcome to the CSU Pre-Veterinary Club!

We are constantly updating this website so please continue to check back for new information!

If you have any questions please email us at: csuprevet@gmail.com, and feel free to join our email list using the form below.

We are excited to meet you all this semester!

General Meetings are held every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm unless stated otherwise. The current meeting schedule is outlined below.

If you missed the meeting, check out Meeting Summary and Newsletters.

Sign up for activities and check out our point system at Events and Points.

*only current CSU students may join the club and email list*

Sign up to our Member Email List in order to receive links to join our Zoom meetings. The form to join is under the "Membership" tab.

Spring 2020 Meetings:

1/27 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - International Veterinary Work, Dr. Beth Miller

2/10 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - Equine Reproduction, Dr. Patrick McCue

2/24 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - Pre-Vet Club Officer Elections!

3/10 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - Veterinary Pathology, Dr. Yava Jones-Hall

3/24 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - TBD

4/7 @ 5:30-6:30 pm - TBD

*due to COVID-19, all of our spring meetings will be held virtually. Students who are signed up to our email list will receive links to join the Zoom meeting the day of.*

*non-members are welcome to attend general meetings*


Follow us on social media!

Facebook: CSU Pre-Vet Club

Instagram: @csuprevetclub

Twitter: @csuprevet

Snapchat: CSUPREVET

Hear what some of our officers have to say about the club!

"If you’re looking for a way to get involved on campus, Pre-Vet Club is a great way to start! Throughout the year, we offer tons of hands-on learning opportunities, volunteer events, and member activities. Whether it’s volunteering at a wolf sanctuary, hiking Horsetooth, or our Valentine’s Day heart dissection, there is never a dull moment. Personally, Pre-Vet Club has allowed me to build incredibly meaningful connections with fellow pre-vet students while being able to explore and learn more about the field of veterinary medicine, and I believe it can do the same for you!"

Josh Geeslin, President

"This is my 4th year in Pre-Vet Club, and I have had the pleasure of being involved as both a member and an officer. Like many other pre-vet students, I was drawn to the club by the opportunity to get involved in animal related volunteering, labs, and activities. Since my freshman year, some of my favorite activities have been volunteering at the Doggy Olympics (watching cute puppies jump through hoops and obstacle courses is SO fun), performing dissections of feline reproductive systems, snakes, and pig hearts, and learning how to safely approach and harness alpacas. In addition to gaining unique learning experiences with animals, I have also found a community of fellow pre-vet students that I can nerd out about animal anatomy with, and lament about the common struggles we all face as students. Pre-Vet Club has helped me grow both professionally and personally. Through the club, I have met wonderful people that share my passions while learning more about the many paths in vet med, and I would highly recommend that students join if they are interested in finding their community at CSU. "

Katie Kroeker, Vice President

"I joined the Pre-Vet Club as a freshman and now have the honor of serving as your 2020-2021 Secretary! If you're looking for somewhere to start in your veterinary career path to make connections or meet like-minded people with similar interests, the Pre-Vet Club is a great place to start! The experiences that you'll get and things you'll learn will prepare you for a successful veterinary career. I never knew where to start when I first got to college. Pre-Vet Club was able to give me a good idea of the things I should aim for as an undergraduate while making great friends along the way."

Sara Eftang, Secretary

"Last year was my first year going back to college after four gap years. As an "adult learner," as well as a transfer student, meeting like-minded peers was challenging to say the least. I stumbled upon the Pre-Vet Club my second week into school. I can honestly say it made my experience at CSU much better! I was instantly connected to 300 students who had the same interests as me. Aside from the new friends that I made, the meetings that the club hosted throughout the semester are not only engaging, but extended my outreach opportunities to veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, zoos etc. Let's face it, college can be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting. This club helped me stay driven and motivated during the really tough times! Pursuing a veterinary career is a race, not a sprint - this club is the best suggestion I could offer to any new student pursuing a DVM."

Tanna Herzberg, Treasurer

"I joined the Pre-Vet Club because I wanted to get more involved at CSU. Through the club, I was able to have many wonderful opportunities and make amazing friends. I am truly grateful for the experience that I have had as a member of this club. There are many activities and community service events that members can take part of. I always have fun going to the events and I believe that it is part of what makes this club so amazing. On top of the many events you can participate in, you also become part of a community that is welcoming and willing to support you on your journey to become a veterinarian. I can’t wait to get to know all of you in the upcoming year."

Megan Oku, Merchandise Coordinator

"I joined the Pre-Veterinary club two years ago because I was looking to get involved with other people who had similar interests as me. This club offers a great community of other people looking into veterinary medicine, while wanting to make friends, and have great experiences. Last year we volunteered at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and many of my favorite experiences in college have been through this club. I am excited to see what this year brings!"

Wyatt Kuper, Special Events Coordinator

"Pre-Vet Club is an amazing opportunity to get to know other students with similar passions! As someone who is naturally very shy, this club has helped me allow to open up, meet some amazing people, and participate in fun activities. From the various dissection labs, to the casual hangouts and (spooky) maze trips, this club has been a highlight in my college career and I am so excited to be able to continue to serve it as an officer. If you are searching for a group of people to bond with and support your career goals, look no further than here!"

Caitlin Rinehart, Webmaster

"Hi, I'm Ashley! This will be my 4th year in the Pre-Vet club, and I will be serving as the community outreach coordinator for my senior year. I first joined the club to meet other like-minded students with similar interests and goals. The people I've met along the way have always supported me and kept me motivated which is especially important in a rigorous Pre-Vet study. In the Pre-Vet club, I've had many awesome opportunities for community involvement, improving my leadership skills, and learning more about the field of vet med. My advice to students would be to get involved. Attend guest lectures, wet labs, community service and social events as often as you can. You never know what you'll learn or who'll meet! "

Ashley Feliz, Community Outreach Coordinator

"I knew I wanted to join the Pre-Vet Club when I decided to attend CSU. I heard the club was engaging and did fun activities, but this club exceeded my expectations. I have had the chance to do some super cool dissections and gain other veterinary experiences through the club. Each meeting, a new speaker came in and discussed what they do and how they got where they are today. I really enjoyed listening to these speakers because I learned how big the veterinary world is from radiation oncologists to military veterinarians. There is so much more you can do as a veterinarian than I had ever imagined. I come from a small town in Nevada, so being able to meet new people and explore Fort Collins with the club was super helpful. I learned about events such as Tour de Corgi and the annual tree lighting ceremony through the club. If you are looking to meet new people, learn about veterinary career opportunities, gain veterinary skills, or even just socialize then this club is for you."

Emma Perrell, Publicity Coordinator

"I joined the Pre-Vet Club this past year because I wanted to meet new people who had similar interests as me. It was the best decision ever. Through the Pre-Vet Club this past year, I met a lot of new people, got to explore more of Fort Collins, went on fun outings, and listened to speakers talk about different aspects of veterinary medicine. One of my favorite events during the year was Pre-Vet day. I got the opportunity to do a foundation lab, listen to Dr. Grandin speak on large animal behavior, do an equine dentistry lab, listen about zoo enrichment, and talk to current CSU vet school students. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about veterinary medicine or animal science in general. It is both fun and very informative. The best advice I have for any incoming freshman is to get involved in something you are passionate about, do not be afraid to try something new, and most importantly have fun. "

Abby Veath, Club Correspondent

"Many people wonder where to start when working on their goal of being accepted into vet school. As everyone knows, it takes a lot more then just getting grades. This club provides you with an opportunity to gain experience working with a large number of facilities and doctors in the veterinary field: From Pre-Vet day, where you can often meet at least a half dozen veterinarians in Fort Collins, to volunteering at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, being surrounded by exotic animals. The club also brings in over 200 students a semester, which provides everyone the ability to build connections with students all taking the same journey as you. This is why I joined the club 2 years ago and why I decided to run as officer this year. I can’t recommend it enough to any student on a Pre-Vet track."

Preston Tarpley, Activities Coordinator

"Being new to such a large campus can be so exciting, but it can also be intimidating. In Pre-Vet Club, we understand that new things and environments can be hard to adjust to, and we would like to assure you that you are always welcome here! When I arrived at CSU I felt a little overwhelmed and unsure of where I fit in, but then I found Pre-Vet Club. Here, I met so many great people with the same interests and aspirations as me and after my first year of being a member, I decided to become a part of the Pre-Vet Club Officer Team. This team is full of members who are passionate and kind-hearted and will go above and beyond to make your experience in the club the best it can be. I am honored to be a part of it and we can’t wait to lead you through the year!"

Erika Luttmann, Newsletter Editor

Welcome to the CSU Pre-Vet Club website! We are so excited to see all our members and hope you have a fun time with us!