Phi Zeta

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Phi Zeta
ΦΖ
Founded 1925
Cornell University
Type Professional/Veterinary
Scope National
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Phi Zeta (ΦΖ) is the only honor society of veterinary medicine in the United States.

History[edit]

Phi Zeta was established at Cornell University in 1925 with the assistance of Dr. Veranus Alva Moore [1]

Name and Symbols of the Society[edit]

Greek Scholar, Dr. George P. Bristol of Cornell University, suggested that the organization use the Greek word, spelled in its Latin form: PHILOZOI; meaning “love for animals”.

The emblem was designed by the great artist and naturalist Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Purpose[edit]

The purpose of Phi Zeta is to promote, acknowledge, and reward scholarship in the profession of veterinary medicine.

Membership[edit]

Third-year students ranking in the top 10% of the class and fourth-year students ranking in the top 25% of the class are invited to become members.[2]

Honorary membership may also be bestowed upon interns, residents, faculty, and non-veterinary field related persons who have made significant contributions to veterinary medicine.

Chapter[edit]

Every veterinary school in the United States now has a chapter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phi Zeta :: The honor society of Veterinary Medicine". Ncsu.edu. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Organizations". Vet.cornell.edu. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2013-04-24.