October 10th Meeting

Hi all!

Tuesday October 10th will be our next meeting at 5pm in room A118 of the vet school. Previous WDA officer and current graduate student, Janetta Kelly, will be speaking on her research, “Lyme pathogen prevalence trends in ticks from eastern Tennessee and surrounding states”.  This will be a great opportunity to see how lyme affects wildlife and people.

Thank you all and see you soon!


Bake Sale Report

We are so happy to announce that we made $164 at our bake sale on Valentine’s Day! A huge thank you to those that helped make or sell our goodies! All the sweets were delicious, and we spread the word about our organization to a ton of new people. Our next fundraiser will be on March 7th at Moe’s Southwest Grill! Great job on our first fundraiser and get ready for round two of fundraisers next month!


Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

We have our first fundraiser coming up so get excited! February 14th at 9am-2pm: we will be selling cookies and brownies on Valentine’s day for $2 per bag. Come out to our bake sale and buy some sweets for yourself or your sweetheart! Members will have sign up sheets to bake cookies/brownies or sit at our tables to make sales! So get ready for our first fundraiser and break out your cookie sheets!!

Guest Speaker Dr. Ed Ramsay

Don’t miss our next meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 PMedward-ramsay inside the vet school! Dr. Ed Ramsay will be coming to lecture on distemper’s affect on tigers! This lecture will prove to be extremely interesting so come out to hear our guest speaker. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided at meeting ! Don’t forget to bring your dues if you haven’t already paid them.

Officer Elections Tomorrow!

Hey guys!!! It’s that time of year again.  WDA will be holding elections tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8th at 4:00pm in room A117 of the vet school. Open positions include – President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you want to know more about any of these positions, please email us at utkwda@gmail.com. If you are interested in running for a position please email us with what position you would like to run for and a short blurb about why you’re interested. If you can not make the meeting, but would still like to run, please still send in your info and we can have someone read it for you!

Please try to attend even if you are not running for a position, because your opinion and votes are important to us and the future of the UT chapter of WDA.

We will also assess interest in the upcoming camping trip as well.

See you there!!!

Wildlife Darting Lab with Dr. Ramsay!

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed your break! We will be hosting a Wildlife Darting Lab with Dr. Ramsay on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm in the equine arena of the veterinary hospital. Dr. Ramsay will demonstrate several darting styles, talk about darting safety, and instruct you how to load and shoot darts. For those who are unsure where the equine arena is, please meet in the brick foyer of the vet school at 5:50pm and someone will be there to direct you to the right location. You MUST wear close toed shoes to attend this lab.

If you are interested in attending this lab, please email utwda@gmail.com by Tuesday, March 25th at midnight. It should be a lot of fun! See you there!!

Meeting Thursday, March 6th!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We are pleased to announce that speaker Dr. Maria Spriggs, Zoo Veterinarian at the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville, IN and current PhD candidate under Dr. Deb Miller, will be joining us this Thursday, March 6th at 5:30pm. Our meeting will be held at the veterinary school in Room A117. Dr. Spriggs’ discussion is titled “What do zoos have to do with wildlife disease?”. This talk will be great opportunity for us to learn about how to facilitate the zoo-wildlife biologist bond, especially in terms of research and ethics, so please come! If that wasn’t convincing enough, snacks will be provided too! See you there 🙂