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Phi Zeta Annual Student Research Day

 Student Research

Join with students and mentors to learn about the many projects carried out in research laboratories, clinical trials, and field studies at Penn Vet. Three veterinary students and three combined degree (VMD/PhD) students will present their work in oral presentations along with a competitive poster session.

Keynote Address

Patricia Ann Conrad, DVM, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
University of California-Davis

"Challenge the Dogma and be Amazed by Your Discoveries"


Phi Zeta Annual Student Research Day 2018

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Main Floor, Hill Pavilion
  • 380 S. University Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
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History of Phi Zeta

Phi Zeta was originated in 1925 by a group of senior veterinary students in the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. With the assistance of a group of faculty members, including the Dean of the College, Dr. Veranus A. Moore, the Society was formally organized, and Dean Moore was elected as the first president of the Alpha Chapter. The Society of Phi Zeta was organized in 1929 at a meeting in Detroit, Michigan, and Dean Moore became the first president of the Society. Also in 1929, a charter was granted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Beta Chapter was established. Since then twenty-four chapters have been chartered, bringing the total number of chapters to twenty-seven.

The organizers of the Society, when seeking a suitable name, sought the help of a learned Greek scholar, Professor George P. Bristol of Cornell University.  Professor Bristol suggested a Greek word, which in the Latin form is spelled PHILOZOI and means "love for animals." The abbreviation of Phi Zeta was adopted as the name of the society.

Student research day