W.A.Z.E. (Wildlife, Aquatics, Zoo, Exotics) is the largest student organization on the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine campus whose aim is to promote veterinary education in the field of exotic and aquatic animals, wildlife husbandry, conservation, pathology, therapeutics, and surgery. This is a rapidly expanding field that can only be covered briefly in the Tufts curriculum. The society exists to present more in-depth research and current knowledge through a variety of lunchtime lectures, workshops, field trips and rounds throughout the year. Furthermore, WAZE offers continuing education credit to technicians and professionals.
Annually, the WAZE society holds a Spring Symposium open to all members of the campus and community to listen to speakers from around the country discuss current events and issues connected to the year's topic. In 2009, we presented at the symposium the topic of the One Health initiative - the partnership of veterinarians, medical doctors, and conservation biologists and ecologists to benefit society through the protection, improvement, and conservation of all life on Earth - and aim to continue promoting this ideal through our activities.
WAZE is sponsored in part by the Annelisa M Kilbourn Conservation Medicine Fund and Dr. Scholl's Foundation.
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