Kari Meidenbauer President
Kari Meidenbauer, originally from Annapolis, Maryland, is a DVM candidate in VA-MD Vet Med’s Class of 2016 and is concurrently enrolled in the Master’s in Public Health program with interests in pursuing a career in public safety and regulatory medicine. Kari graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences where she participated in multiple research projects including an ovarian cancer study as well as a study on the gut micro flora in lean versus obese equines. Currently, Kari is serving as the President of the MVMA Student Chapter, and the President-elect of the Public-Corporate Veterinary Practitioners Club. In her free time she likes to spend time with her friends and family, and her two year old Cairn terrier, Lily.
Jimmy Shatt Vice President
Jimmy Shatt, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, is a DVM Candidate in VA-MD Vet Med’s Class of 2017, pursuing a small animal track. In 2013, Jimmy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. Currently, Jimmy also serves as treasurer for Alpha Psi, and is a member of SCAVMA, SCVECCS, and VBMA. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with his two Labrador Retrievers.
Sam Grossberg Secretary
Sam Grossberg, originally from Rockville, MD, is a second-year DVM candidate in the VA-MD Vet Med Class of 2016. Sam is in the public corporate track with interests in blending international veterinary medicine with wildlife health and conservation. Prior to vet school, Sam graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he majored in Wildlife Ecology and Biological Aspects of Conservation. Sam has had a variety of professional experiences including conducting research at the National Wildlife Health Center through the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program and a Veterinary Services Internship at the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. He is looking forward to adding to these experiences during upcoming breaks from school with the hopes of determining a career path where he can make an impact on the one health concept.
Heather Crather Treasurer
Heather Crather, a second-year at VA-MD Vet Med, grew up in Cecil County, Maryland riding and taking care of horses, which transferred over to her undergraduate years at Otterbein University where she majored in equine pre-veterinary medicine and molecular biology. Time spent there helped her to solidify the passion she had for the veterinary profession and being accepted into VA-MD Vet Med has helped put her one step closer to her goals.
Katie McHenry Historian
Katie is a DVM candidate in the Class of 2016 at VA-MD Vet Med. She is tracking equine medicine but is also interested in small and food animal medicine. Katie attended Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, graduating in 2011 with dual degrees in Animal Behavior and Biology. At VA-MD Vet Med, she is a member of AAEP and FAPC and volunteers with the Animal Welfare Foster program as well.
Jordan Adair Networking Chair
Jordan Adair is a DVM candidate in VA-MD Vet Med’s Class of 2016, and is interested in small animal medicine, especially exotic pets. He is from Calvert County, MD and graduated from University of Maryland in 2010 with a degree in Biological Science. After graduation, he completed a 2 year Post-Baccalaureate research program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse before coming to VA-MD Vet Med. In addition to his position with the MVMA Student Chapter, Jordan is also involved at the college as the President of Alpha Psi, as a social chair for the Class of 2016, and as a member of FAPC, PVPC, and SCAVMA. Outside of school, Jordan enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with his two dogs, two cats, and ball python.
Brittany Trexler Fundraising Chair
Brittany Trexler is a DVM candidate in VA-MD Vet Med’s class of 2017. She is originally from Leonardtown, MD. Brittany graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Science along with a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science. Growing up with many different types of animals has led to an interest in mixed animal medicine. Her other interests include reading, disc golfing, and cooking.
Eve Waters Fourth Year Representative
Eve Waters is a DVM candidate in VA-MD Vet Med’s Class of 2015, and is pursuing a mixed track in small and food animal medicine. She is from Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Cornell University in 2011 with a degree in Animal Science and honors for distinction in research. In addition to her position as the Fourth Year Representative of the MVMA Student Chapter, Eve is also involved at VA-MD Vet Med as outgoing President of Alpha Psi, as a member of SCAVMA, FAPC, VBMA, and as a VA-MD Vet Med Ambassador. This year, Eve is excited to further encourage the growth and development of the MVMA Student Chapter at VA-MD Vet Med by working with the new officers and acting as liaison between the fourth year students and the chapter.