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Next meeting: Wednesday, April 14 at 7pm ET

October 7, 2020 TUVAA Meeting Materials and Reminders

PowerPoint slides and meeting recording are both here.


Important Reminders:

  • TUVAA President. Submit nominations by email by no later than October 31. Elections will be completed via online polling.  If current President, V13 Katie Holmes, is re-elected, she will complete her second term at the end of 2021. If a new candidate is elected, the elected officer will begin their term at the start of 2021.
  • Motto/Tagline. Thanks to all in the meeting who helped wordsmith the following: “TUVAA: Together, using our veterinary experience to make a positive impact within our communities and create healthy paths for future veterinarians.”
  • Faculty Hall of Fame. 2019 and 2020 winners voted in at the meeting are Dr. Emily McCobb and Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski. Awards will be presented at the next reunion.
  • Teach Our Students. This year’s hybrid academic structure means you can volunteer to teach courses no matter where you live. Alumni volunteers are also requested for externship and selective sites. Visit our volunteer opportunities page and click on “Advising and Teaching” to learn more.
  • 30-Minute Mentor Program. Seeking alumni for this new program that gives students a chance to engage in a meaningful 30-minute virtual dialogue with alumni to ask questions and learn about their career path. Learn more.
  • December 1 is #TuftsGivingTuesday. Your gift (of any amount!) on this day will unlock additional challenge funds for financial aid and more. 12/1 also kicks off our three-part webinar series. Stay tuned for more info.
  • Join a TUVAA Committee! The Career Development, Community Service, Student Mentorship, and Wellness Committees are always looking for new members. Please email the Alumni Office to be connected with a committee chair.


Additional Information:

  • Update from Dean Cribb. If you missed our August update with Dean Alastair Cribb, you can watch the recording here.
  • SAVMA’s Annual Scaredy-Cat 5K. This year’s event will be held virtually over the course of a week (10/25-31). Run or walk alone, with friends, with pets – however you want to complete your 5K! Proceeds support the Travis Fund. Learn more.
  • Curriculum. Alumni at the meeting indicated interest in the current academic curriculum, which is accessible here. Redesign is ongoing and the Curriculum Redesign Committee hopes to submit a proposal in the next couple months.


If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please contact We look forward to hearing from you!