Some of our club activities include our calendar fundraiser in the fall which is put together by club members and the spring formal which we co-sponsor with Block and Bridle. We also have an annual livestock judging contest and clinic, which we hold at the university’s farm every spring. We invite high school FFA members from all over the state of Ohio and teach them how to properly evaluate four different livestock species. The high school FFA members then participate in a judging contest that is put together by Collegiate FFA members. There are normally 50 to 75 high school students in attendance. Other activities include attending local rodeos, an annual bonfire, and a welcome week activity for the new freshman. Every year we celebrate FFA week by holding an on-campus activity to advocate agriculture and its importance to fellow students.
Along with activities we also tour many businesses and local farms. In addition, we have speakers come in to speak to the club such as representatives from Select Sires, ST Genetics, and surrounding practicing veterinarians.
As a member of the Pre-Vet Club at The University of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to meet many new friends, get involved with on-campus activities and serve as a volunteer throughout the Findlay area.
Some on-campus activities the Pre-Vet Club sponsors are the Fall Rodeo in October, and Powder-Puff Football in the Spring. The club also participates in The University's Homecoming activities. Pre-vet students have also participated in the "Cans Across America" Campaign as schools across the United States collect cans of food for charity. You are encouraged as a PVET UF student to get involved! As a member of The University of Findlay's Pre-Vet Club, students can volunteer for the Hancock County Humane Society at their weekly bingo games or as a companion for the animals up for adoption. Also, they can learn more about birds of prey as a volunteer in the Raptor Rehab Program or help with the yearly "Ribbit on the River", the Humane Society's annual fund-raising event.
The Pre-Vet Club takes several field trips each year such as attending the yearly Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio. They attend the Pre-Veterinary Conference held during the convention. As a member of the PVET Club, students also have the opportunity to listen to many speakers from outside the University Community including practicing veterinarians, specialists and veterinary school representatives.
Speakers from The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Michigan State University and Ross University have spoken to the club members. St. George's Veterinary School and Ross University Veterinary School, both in the Caribbean, have also given presentations. In the past, representatives from The Ohio State University Veterinary Public Health Program and the United States Army Veterinary Corps have also visited.
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Block and Bridle Club
The UF Block and Bridle Club became an official club (the first agricultural-related club on campus) on October 16, 2008. B & B is open to students of all majors that are interested in animal science.
Block and Bridle meets twice a month and sponsors a variety of activities for members. Club adviser is Dr. Brian Whitaker ([email protected])