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About Club Animalia
Club Animalia was created in 2006 by then Biology student, Molly Lien (Biology alum, Hope College 2007). Molly was a pre-veterinary student who was interested in a starting club for students who had a love for animals and the human-animal bond, but who were not necessarily Biology majors. She was also interested in a club that was focused in community service, outreach, and fund raising efforts and wanted the club that provided a “home” for students who wished to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. At the time, such an organization at Hope College did not exist. Molly contacted Dr. Fraley and together they proposed the formation of such a club to the Director of Student Life. After review the formation of the club was approved and officially began during the spring semester of 2006.
Since that time, Club Animalia has been a force of outreach and community service projects including Zoo-2-U, a Veterinary Science class with the Ottawa County 4H, Harbor Humane Society, Finals Stress Relief with therapy dogs, and numerous fund raising and charity events. Every year the club also attends the national American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Annual Symposium.
Molly Lien went on to veterinary school and is now Dr. Molly Lien, a mixed animal practitioner in Michigan. Dr. Fraley is still the club adviser, and pre-veterinary medicine adviser at Hope College and is now one of 3 national advisers for the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association.
For more information about upcoming events go to http://clubanimalia.wix.com/hopecollege and also like our facebook page.