MVMA Student Chapter
Eve Waters, President
Eve Waters 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 President of the MVMA
Student Chapter, Eve is also involved at VMRCVM as the
President of Alpha Psi, as an officer in FAPC, as a
member of SCAVMA and VBMA, and as a VMRCVM Ambassador.
This year, Eve is excited to further encourage the
growth and development of the MVMA Student Chapter at
VMRCVM by continuing to seek interesting and engaging
speakers while working hard to recruit new club members
in the fall.
Kari Meidenbauer, Vice
Kari Meidenbauer, originally from Annapolis, Maryland,
is a DVM candidate in VMRCVM’s Class of 2016 and is
concurrently enrolled in the Master’s in Public Health
program with interests in pursuing a career in public
safety and regulatory medicine. Kari graduated from
Virginia Tech in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in
Biological Sciences where she participated in multiple
research projects including an ovarian cancer study as
well as a study on the gut micro flora in lean versus
obese equines. Currently, Kari is serving as the Vice
President of the MVMA Student Chapter, and the
President-elect of the Public-Corporate Veterinary
Practitioners Club. In her free time she likes to spend
time with her friends and family, and her two year old
Cairn terrier, Lily.
Sarah Peloquin, Secretary
Sarah Peloquin is a second-year DVM candidate from
Westminster, MD. She graduated in 2011 from Juniata
College with a major in biology and a minor in English.
She grew up with dogs, cats, and horses, which
ultimately led to her interest in veterinary medicine.
Her concentration at VMRCVM is mixed animal (small
animal and equine), but she’s still deciding what she
wants to do when she graduates. In her spare time, Sarah
likes running, cooking, and playing with her Jack
Russell-beagle mix, Sawyer.
Griffin is a second-year student from Germantown, MD. He
is tracking small animal medicine and has strong
interests in laboratory animal medicine. Before starting vet school, Griffin completed his
undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech. On his school
breaks, he worked in lab animal medicine at the National
Institutes of Health. In addition, he has also worked at
Woodfield Veterinary Clinic, a mixed-animal practice in
Damascus, MD since his senior year in high school.
Katie McHenry, Historian
Katie McHenry is a first-year DVM candidate who grew up
in Cecil County, MD on a small horse farm. Her mother
started teaching her and her two older sisters to ride
horses before they were old enough to walk, triggering
her love for animals early. Throughout her life, she has
spent a lot of time with horses, dogs, cats, chickens,
guinea pigs, rabbits, and primates—but horses were what
fueled her drive to pursue veterinary medicine. Outside
of school, she loves running, hiking, biking, and riding
her spunky Arabian mare, Fantasia. She is excited to
begin fostering dogs and cats through school and hope to
one day practice primarily as a mobile veterinarian in
or near Maryland.
Heather Crather, a first-year at VMRCVM, grew up in
Cecil County, Maryland riding and taking care of horses,
which transferred over to her undergraduate years at
Otterbein University where she majored in equine
pre-veterinary medicine and molecular biology. Time
spent there helped her to solidify the passion she had
for the veterinary profession and being accepted into
VMRCVM has helped put her one step closer to her goals.
Meghan Neal, Fundraising
Meghan Neal, from Elkridge, MD, is currently a member of
VMRCVM's class of 2015. She is also the MVMA-Student
Chapter Fundraising Chair, the Public Corporate
Veterinary Practice Club Vice-President and a member of
the Alpha Psi Fraternity. Meghan graduated from
Salisbury University in 2011 with a B.S. in Biology.
During her undergraduate studies, she worked at the
Salisbury Zoological Park and studied abroad in South
Africa where she worked with wildlife veterinarians.
Meghan is an aspiring wildlife and exotics veterinarian
and hopes to study abroad in India this summer through
Raj Naik, Fourth Year
Raj Naik is a third-year veterinary student at VMRCVM
pursuing the small animal track with a primary interest
in nutrition. He hopes to find a way to use his training
in veterinary medicine to enhance both human nutrition
and animal welfare through sustainable management
practices. Raj also intends to pursue either a residency
in animal nutrition or certification as a registered
dietitian after graduation. Originally from
Gaithersburg, MD, he hopes to return to the region in
the near future. Raj is excited to help develop a strong
MVMA presence at VMRCVM.
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