Volunteer Opportunity!

We are seeking alumni volunteers for our Problem Based Learning II course. This is a small-group learning experience in which first year veterinary students work through mock cases as an introduction to the clinical reasoning process. Find out more about the program and dates and times we need your help!

President’s Message

Looking Ahead, Looking Back

Bill RosenbladWilliam Rosenblad, DVM, V95,
President TUVAA

Graduation; a pivotal, great moment in life, an ending and, yet, a new beginning. On May 18th, another crop of shiny new veterinarians (and instant Tufts University Veterinary Alumni Association members) graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This was the 32nd class to graduate in our school’s still young history.

While it marks the beginning of many new careers, the day also brought to an honored close to the Tufts careers of Drs. Steve Rowell and Larry Engelking, each of whom was honored with Faculty Emeritus titles. Dr. Rowell was a member of the first graduating class and held a number of important and varied positions within the school during his illustrious career. Dr. Engelking has been a memorable part of every vet students’ first year, almost singlehandedly teaching the Physiology course (which will probably take a number of people to teach in the future!)

These two retirements are part of the changing of the guard at the Vet School. They are not the first and certainly will not be the last of the first generation of faculty to move on from teaching. They all shaped us in some way or another during our student days.

Now begins an era when some of the very students they taught become the role models and teachers for subsequent generations of future colleagues. As alumni, we all have the opportunity to help mold and inspire the young students who will eventually be our professional partners. However you may have been affected by your teachers, you can share your knowledge and experience with students in PBL courses, externships, teaching labs, etc. During my time as TUVAA President, I hope to have inspired some of my colleagues to do just that.

Our alumni association will grow and thrive because volunteers step up to take the lead. If you would like to become more involved with TUVAA, please consider joining us for a casual brunch in Needham on July 13th at the home of Lori Feldman, J91, V95. (Email johanna [dot] mawson [at] tufts [dot] edu for more details.)

I hope to see you at Reunion and Comeback Weekend, Sept. 6 and 7!

Bill Rosenblad, DVM, V95
President, TUVAA

Coming This Spring

There are a number of veterinary alumni events to look forward to this spring:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alumni Reception in conjunction with AVMA

6:30 pm Private tour of Wynkoop Brewery for 2014 dues paying TUVAA members (advanced RSVP required)
7pm Alumni Reception
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
1634 18th St. Denver, CO

September 6 and 7, 2014

Save the date – Reunion 2014

Alumni with 4’s and 9’s at the end of your graduation year will celebrate milestone reunions this September. Reunion and Comeback is fun for all class years, every year.

Register for Reunion & Comeback 2014