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Phi Zeta Student Research Day

Penn Vet Student Research Day 2014

Phi Zeta Student Research Day 2017

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • 12 noon - 5:30 pm
  • Hill Pavilion Lobby and Auditorium
  • 380 S. University Avenue
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Student research day

 Student Research

Join Penn Vet students and faculty on Phi Zeta Student Research Day to learn about the many, exciting research projects designed and conducted by our students. VMD and VMD/PhD students will present their research projects in oral and poster presentations representing a range of studies carried out in basic and clinical laboratories both at Penn Vet and campus-wide.

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