At an induction ceremony held May 1st, the prestigious Society of Phi Zeta, Lambda Chapter, welcomed 35 new members (20 seniors/15 juniors). Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine which recognizes the scholastic achievement of junior and senior students and recent veterinary graduates. The society’s objective is to recognize and promote scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals.

This year’s inductees are:


Brittany Bazeley                           Katherine Imig     

Cody Blumenshine                       Aaron Levin

Amanda Brown                             Georgia Macy  

Jordan Cole                                  Megan Mangini

Amanda Desowitz                        Caitlin Moreno

Hannah Drumm                            Caroline Murray

Taylor Erickson                             Jackie Thaeder

Karryssa Fenderson                     Sarah Tirrell

Elizabeth Graham-Williams          Erica Wight

Kristin Haitz                                  Jin Yoon



Nathaniel Brown                          Lindsey Sanders

Alyssa Capuano                         Carli Smith

Jennifer Chan                             Stephanie Stromberg

Christine Chang                         Sydney Westbrook

Avanti Gole                                Taylor Wright

Rebecca Marcus                       Jenny Yan

Makiko Mizutani                        Nicole Yang

Tara Najim

“We are especially proud of these new Phi Zeta members and share in the celebration of their achievements,” said Dean Michael Lairmore, also a Phi Zeta member. “As our future professional colleagues, we recognize the dedication they bring to their education and their commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of animals.”                             

The 20 new Class of 2018 inductees join with 14 of their classmates inducted as juniors last year.