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There exist two categories for membership of The Society of Phi Zeta; 1. Active membership, and 2. Honorary membership.

Those eligible for active membership of the Society of Phi Zeta include; 1. Students in the final two years of the professional DVM curriculum who are of acceptable personality, good moral character, possess high ideals with respect to professional service and conduct, and have achieved a scholastic ranking in the highest 10% of their third year class or highest 25% of their fourth year class, 2. Graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine who have completed at least twenty semester (thirty quarter) hours of graduate credit or have successfully passed their preliminary examinations, 3. Residents and Interns in the College of Veterinary Medicine who have been engaged in their training program for a minimum of two years, 4. Board certified veterinary specialists in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and 5.  Veterinarians who have two or more years on the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine or work within commuting distance of the College of Veterinary Medicine and are actively involved in veterinary research or service.

Those eligible for honorary membership include; 1. Distinguished veterinarians in possession of their veterinary medical degrees for at least five years and who have rendered notable service to their profession, and 2. Persons not in possession of the veterinary medical degree, who have rendered distinguished service in the advancement of the science relating to the animal industry and particularly animal welfare and diseases.

We congratulate those inducted to the Sigma Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta in 2018.

Class of 2018

  • Jennifer Aucott
  • Courtney Balaun
  • Maxwell Beal
  • Jami Becker*
  • Timothy Beichner*
  • Kayd Byers*
  • Megan Cabot*
  • Mary Dailey
  • Victoria DiCiccio*
  • Jessica Eisenbarth
  • Bayli Endicott
  • Leah Freilich*
  • Amy Geske
  • Marie Keith*
  • Megan Kingrey
  • Shanna Marroquin*
  • Taylor McCluskey (DeMint)
  •  Amanda McGuire*
  • Megan McLaughlin
  • Chase Miller
  • Nicole Paulden
  • Kylie Reitcheck
  • Stephanie Skinner
  • Matthew Temaat
  • Courtney Wait (Cook)*

* Inducted last year.

Class of 2019

  • Emily Cary
  • Katelyn Comstock
  • Jordan Gebhardt
  • Chiyu Guan
  • Michelle Liu
  • Stephen Mercer
  • Michael Schettler
  • Morgan Shmidl
  • Anthony Schmidtberger
  • Elizabeth Wilk
  • Nicole Winegarner

Residents and interns

  • Brandy Kastl (Clinical Pathology resident)
  • Tara Mauro (Small Animal Internal Medicine resident)
  • Morgan Murphy (Anesthesia resident)
  • Samantha Sedgewick (Anesthesia resident)
  • Vinay Shivanna (Anatomic Pathology resident)
  • Amanda Trimble (Equine Medicine resident)
  • Megan Wilson (Small Animal Surgery resident)
  • Cori Youngblood (Equine Surgery resident)

Graduate students and researchers

    • Luca Popescu, DVM PhD
    • Izabela Ragan, DVM


  • Raghavendra Amachawadi, BVSc MS PhD
  • Kara Berke, DVM BS
  • Neala Boyer, DVM DABVP
  • Manuel Chamorro, DVM DACVIM MS PhD
  • Ryane Englar, DVM DABVP

Honorary Members

  • Doug Marthaler, PhD
  • Cathryn Sparks, PhD