Ashley Carlberg - President
Kaylee Marr - Vice President
My name is Kaylee Marr, and I am a third-year Honors animal science major with a minor in chemistry. I am a cat person from Eugene, Oregon, but fully converted to a Beaver fan! With my doctorate in veterinary medicine, I want to travel abroad and practice medicine for a non-profit organization to help better animals around the world. As of now, I am a veterinary technician at an small animal clinic in town and volunteer throughout the year with different organizations to expand my skill set in a variety of different species. I am also starting research this year involving pathology in humans. Despite being so busy, I love to get out and hike, go on road trips, play volleyball, and do whatever else sounds fun. I love helping other pre-veterinary students find great opportunities to further their experience, so feel free to ask me any questions!
Holly Broadbent - Treasurer
Michaela Chapin - Secretary and Historian
Hello! My name is Michaela Chapin, and I am your 2018-2019 Secretary and Historian. I am a second-year Honors student majoring in biology with an option in pre-veterinary medicine and minor in chemistry. I graduated from Willamette Valley Christian School in Brooks, Oregon, though I actually grew up in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. My passion lies in marine mammalogy and zoological veterinary medicine. This is my second year in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), and I have loved all of the opportunities this club has given me to learn about veterinary medicine! Outside of PVMA, I work as a kennel assistant at Town and Country Animal Clinic and am involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Oregon State University. When I am not studying, chances are I am either spending time with my Arabian mare, Jade, enjoying the great outdoors, or singing and playing piano, ukulele, or guitar. Feel free to contact me if you would like to get to know me or have any questions about PVMA!
Luke Ricker - Volunteer Coordinator
Hi! My name is Luke Ricker, and I am your 2018-2019 Volunteer Coordinator for the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). I am an animal sciences junior transfer student at Oregon State University (OSU). I am pursuing a career in equine and large animal veterinary medicine. My wife and I live in Philomath with our shelter dog, Daisy. I just quit my fifteen-year-long career in electrical engineering to come back to school to become a veterinarian. I love dogs and cats, but my passion is horses; in fact, I am a semi-retired certified Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association (BWFA) journeyman farrier. Additionally, I love working with, gentling, and training green horses, and I have spent my last several springs and summers volunteering with an equine assisted therapy facility. I work at the OSU Horse Center as a crew member, and in my free time, I teach weekly classes in Historical European Martial Arts (sword-fighting), which is just as exciting, fun, and nerdy as you might expect it to be. Let me know if you have any questions about volunteering or volunteering opportunities.
Taylor Bean - Activities Coordinator
Hello all! My name is Taylor Bean, and I am your 2018-2019 Activities Coordinator. I am a junior from Las Vegas, Nevada, and I am studying animal science with the pre-veterinary option and a chemistry minor. I am interested in mixed veterinary medicine and plan to work with rescue organizations after veterinary school. I am also involved with several organizations on campus, such as Sigma Alpha, Steer-A-Year, and Goat Club. In my free time, I love to hike with my one-year-old fur-baby, Athena. See you in the fall!
Alexandra Behnke - Fundraising Coordinator
My name is Alexandra Behnke, and I am one of the two Fundraising Coordinators this year. I am from Salem, Oregon and have been interested in veterinary medicine from a young age. I am a senior studying animal science with the option in pre-veterinary medicine. In addition to serving as an officer for the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), I am also the secretary for Goat Club, a member of Sheep Club, and a project leader at the Human-Animal Interaction Lab. Over the last year, I have observed at two different veterinary clinics, and as a result, I am looking forward to pursuing a career as a veterinary surgeon. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and cuddling with my Golden Retriever, Sansa. I look forward to meeting all of you and would love to answer any questions you may have!
Isaac Pickette - Fundraising Coordinator
My name is Isaac Pickette. This is my second year in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and my first year as a Fundraising Coordinator. I am a junior in my second year at Oregon State University (OSU), and I am majoring in zoology with a minor in chemistry. I have done some interesting work with exotic animals and would like to pursue that as a career; however, small animal practice interests me as well. Outside of PVMA, I am part of OSU's Improvisation Club, and I enjoy writing, watching movies, and reading books (usually of the fantasy genre). I am looking forward to working with some amazing people, and I hope to make this year a great one!
Emma Johnson - Symposium Coordinator
My name is Emma Johnson and I am your Symposium Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a senior in standing and an animal sciences major with the pre-veterinary option. I am from Eugene, Oregon, and graduated from Sheldon High School. I am the oldest of the four kids in my family. I have a one-year-old Pit Bull mix named Ollie, and he is my fur baby. In addition to Ollie, my family has a Doberman/Husky mix named Millie and two rabbits named Storm and Speckles. In my free time, I enjoy taking Ollie on walks and spending time with friends and family. I have known I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was five years old, and have been pursuing that goal ever since. I have been in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) since my freshman year, and I have been involved in many different volunteer opportunities as a part of this club. I also work at an emergency veterinary hospital in my hometown during summers and school breaks. My goal is to go to the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine once I receive my bachelor's degree. I am hoping to study small animal medicine and open my own clinic someday. If you have any questions about PVMA or APVMA National Symposium, feel free to ask me!
Amy Groh - Agricultural Executive Representative
Shannon Quinn - Agricultural Executive Representative
My name is Shannon Quinn, and I am one of your Agricultural Executive Representatives. I am a biological engineering major with a minor in chemistry and the pre-veterinary option. Along with being a part of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), I am an Oregon State University (OSU) Tour Ambassador and am involved in the Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) Club. I currently work in two labs in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. My future plan is to become a veterinarian and make animal prosthetics. In my spare time, I love volunteering at the shelter, spending time at the beach, and playing with my pet bunny. I hope to see you at PVMA!
Dr. Erica McKenzie - Adviser
Dr. Erica McKenzie graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Western Australia in 1996. She spent some time in mixed practice in Australia before completing an internship at the University of Guelph in Canada, followed by a residency and PhD in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She then spent two years in an equine performance laboratory at Oklahoma State University, where she became involved in research activities with Racing Alaskan Sled Dogs. Dr. McKenzie is an Associate Professor at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. She is a specialist in large animal internal medicine, as well as veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. She has a strong interest in human and animal sports medicine and exercise, and is one of the coaches for the Oregon State University (OSU) triathlon club.
Dr. Giovanna Rosenlicht - Adviser
Dr. Giovanna Rosenlicht is a companion animal veterinarian and instructor in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). She received her DMV (Dottoressa di Medicina Veterinaria, translates to DVM in the United States) at the University of Perugia in Italy. After returning to the United States, she spent a year at Iowa State University and later accepted a position at an equine and companion animal practice in Washington. Most recently, her focus has been on companion animals (primarily dogs and cats). Before accepting a position at OSU, her employment history includes performing general practice, being the medical director of a shelter, and working in an emergency clinic. Areas of professional and personal interest are behavior, animal welfare, shelter medicine, and the human-animal bond. In addition to pursuing her professional interests, Dr. Rosenlicht also spends time with her family (a son, two dogs, two cats, and some backyard chickens). Lastly, she is a member of the OSU Triathlon Club and is on the Board of Directors for the Heartland Humane Society.
Contact information for the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association officer team and advisers can be found on the Contact page!