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Member Updates

October 15th, 2020

We had another wonderful meeting tonight! Dr. Murray showed us some x-rays from out-of-the-ordinary cases she has come across as a veterinarian. We also discussed the symptoms of your pet swallowing string, the appropriate procedures to follow if it happens, and its effect on the intestines. Stay tuned for our Yellow River field trip information! See you all at our next meeting: Thursday, October 29 at 7pm!

October 1st, 2020

At today's meeting, we welcomed many new members to our team! We discussed future activities including a social distanced field trip to the Yellow River Sanctuary and a social distanced meetup at the park with our pets. Dr. Murray continued her lesson on bones and organ functions. See you all at our next meeting: Thursday, October 15 at 7pm!

September 17th, 2020

Congratulations to our newly elected officers! Mai Vu is our 2020-2021 Vice President of Planning, Aliyah Anderson is our 2020-2021 Secretary, and Nya Nyandebvu is our 2020-2021 Treasurer! We can't wait for this great year ahead. At the meeting today, we had officer elections, and Dr. Murray explained some future projects she wants to happen for the club. See you at our next meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm! 

September 10th, 2020

We had a great first general meeting today! It was so great to see everybody. At the meeting, we discussed possible plans for the future and officer elections. If you want to run for office, the available positions are Vice President of Planning, Secretary, and Treasurer. Have a speech prepared by our next meeting. Dr. Murray also gave us a very educational crash course on bones!  Our next meeting will be next Thursday, September 17th at 7pm. See you soon!

August 13th, 2020

Thank you everyone for a great last meeting with Dr. Kate Leach, Associate Veterinarian at Zoo Atlanta, to wrap up our series of zoom meetings this summer. She taught us so much about what it's like working with animals at the zoo through descriptions of her work (those x-rays were so interesting!). If you want to ask Dr. Leach any specific questions, email us at


We are so glad to have been able to give you guys such an amazing educational opportunity with these meetings, and we hope you all enjoyed them and were able to broaden your knowledge about the veterinary field from them. We will resume our bimonthly general meetings sometime in September. Stay tuned! 

July 29th, 2020

Dr. Sherrie Jean, Senior Veterinarian at Emory's Yerkes National Primate Center, was able to join us today along with Dr. Martina Jackson, Veterinary Fellow, and Dave Hampton, Veterinary Technician. Each guest speaker detailed their educational experiences in Veterinary Science and gave us great advice on how to go about acquiring the best education for this career field. Thank you for another great meeting! If you have any questions for Dr. Jean, Mr. Hampton, or Dr. Jackson, email us at Next up, we have our final zoom meeting for the summer with Dr. Kate Leach from Zoo Atlanta on August 13th at 4pm. See you there!

July 24th, 2020

This evening, we had Dr. Chelsea Anderson, Associate Veterinarian at the Georgia Aquarium, come talk to us about her experience on her journey to becoming a veterinarian as well as the work she does at the Georgia Aquarium with aquatic animals. Thank you again for another great zoom meeting! If you have any additional questions that you would like to ask Dr. Anderson, email us at  Our next meeting is July 29th at 2pm with veterinarians from Emory's Yerkes National Primate Center. Looking forward to seeing you there!       

July 21st, 2020

Today, we invited Dr. Lisa Hoopes, Nutritionist at the Georgia Aquarium, to come speak with us about her work monitoring the nutrition of animals of all shapes and sizes ranging from sea otters to whale sharks. Thank you everyone for a wonderful first zoom meeting! If you would like to ask Dr. Hoopes about additional information, email us at Our next meeting will be with Dr. Chelsea Anderson who is also from the Georgia Aquarium. It will be July 29th at 7pm. See you there!

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