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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 2019.

Class of 2019

  • Miles Barber
  • Cara Bocon
  • Emily Cary*
  • Katelyn Comstock*
  • Caitlin Diggs
  • Megan Ewell
  • Katherine Fiedler
  • Holly Galusha
  • Jordan Gebhardt*
  • Chiyu Guan*
  • Norman Harp
  • Danielle Hollenbeck
  • Arkady Lake
  • Michelle Liu*
  • Stephen Mercer*
  • Kara Parsons (Simon)
  • Kaitlyn Rigby
  • Michael Schettler*
  • Anthony Schmidtberger*
  • Morgan Shmidl*
  • Jessie Shulteis
  • Leah Soderman
  • Kyle Stromgren
  • Kalee Terrill
  • Elizabeth Wilk*
  • Nicole Winegarner*
  • Isabelle Withrock-Davis
  • Emily Zuber

* Inducted last year.

Class of 2020

  • Lindsay Heflin
  • Yiping Zhu
  • So Lee Park
  • Elizabeth Stietzle
  • Dalton Beard
  • Catherine Perino
  • Sara Wilkes
  • Xiatong Wu
  • Alexandra Apgar-Arpin
  • Alan Bouchard
  • John Doyle
  • Sarah Jepkes


House Officers:

  • Katie Hetrick (Small Anim Int Med 1st year)
  • Loren Easterwood (Small Anim Int Med 2nd year)
  • Stacy Kramer (Small Anim Surg 2nd year)
  • Dana White (Small Anim Surg 3rd year)
  • Margaret Ewald (Ophtho 1st year)
  • Haileigh Avellar (Equine Surg 1st year)
  • Heather Bornheim (Food Animal Med 2nd year)
  • Jonathan Sago (Anatomic Path 3rd year)
  • Argine Cerezo (Anatomic Path 3rd year)
  • Yvonne Wikander (Clin Path 1st year)


Researchers/Grad students:

  • Dr. Elza Mathew


  • Dr. Carlo Anselmi
  • Dr. Nicky Cassel
  • Dr. Oscar Chavez
  • Dr. Steve Ensley
  • Dr. Maria Jugan
  • Dr. David Upchurch