Meet Your New MVMA Student
Chapter at VMRCVM
Officers of MVMA’s
Student Chapter at VMRCVM (left to right): President Raj Naik,
Vice President Eve Waters, Secretary Sarah Peloquin and
Treasurer Griffin McDonald.
A new student chapter of the
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association has been initiated at
the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
The organization will serve to strengthen the connection between
the MVMA and all veterinary students at VRMCVM.
Heading this chapter are four
student officers: Raj Naik, Eve Waters, Sarah Peloquin, and
Griffin McDonald. Dr. Valerie Ragan of the Center for Public and
Corporate Veterinary Medicine on the College Park, MD campus of
VMRCVM serves as the faculty advisor to the club. Here are your
President: Raj Naik
Raj is a third-year veterinary
student at VMRCVM following the small animal track. His primary
interests include nutrition and clinical pathology, but he looks
forward to exploring the many career paths that veterinary
medicine has to offer. He also intends to pursue an internship
and residency after graduation.
Originally from Gaithersburg, MD, he
hopes to return to the region after his residency. Raj is
excited to help develop a strong MVMA presence at VMRCVM.
Vice President: Eve Waters
Eve is a DVM candidate in VMRCVM’s
Class of 2015, and is pursuing a mixed track in small and food
animal medicine. She is from Silver Spring, MD and graduated
from Cornell University in 2011 with a degree in Animal Science
and honors for distinction in research.
In addition to her position as the
Vice President of MVMA Student Chapter, Eve is also involved at
VMRCVM as an officer for Alpha Psi, as a member in FAPC, SCAVMA,
and as a VMRCVM Ambassador.
This summer Eve is looking forward
to an internship at NIH and spending some down time with her
family and their many pets.
Secretary: Sarah Peloquin
Sarah is a DVM candidate in VMRCVM’s
Class of 2015, and is tracking Mixed Animal (small animal and
equine). She is originally from Westminster, MD and graduated
from Juniata College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in
Along with MVMA Student Chapter, she
is involved in SCAVMA, Alpha Psi, and SCAAEP.
Sarah enjoys horseback riding and
running, and in her free time she loves playing with her 2 year
old Jack Russell/beagle mix, Sawyer.
Treasurer: Griffin McDonald
Griffin is from Germantown, Maryland
and is a member of the
Class of 2015. He completed his undergraduate work in Biological
Sciences from Virginia Tech, graduating in 2011.
Before starting vet school, Griffin
worked in laboratory animal medicine at the National Institutes
of Health. He has also worked at Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, a
mixed-animal practice in Damascus, MD since his senior year in
Griffin is excited about being a
founding member of the Student Chapter of the MVMA and is ready
to help bridge the gap between the MVMA and the VMRCVM campus.