Alumni and Friends Society

AFS Board with Goldy the GopherAlumni and Friends Society

All graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine are members of the Alumni and Friends Society. The purpose of the Alumni and Friends Society (AFS) is to promote, stimulate, and encourage interest andsupport, including financial, for the benefit of the College, its faculty, students, and alumni. The society seeks to encourage communication and cooperation between alumni, the College, the University, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and the community.

AFS Board

If you're interested in joining the AFS Board send your name, email address, and phone number to [email protected].

AFS Board Roster

Raye Taylor, ’11 DVM, president

Michon Ames, '14 DVM
Joe Armstrong, '15 DVM
Matt Brady, '15 DVM
Chandra Dahlke, '20 DVM
Marie Gilbertson, ’17 DVM
Nikko Grossapoulos, '15 DVM
Gigi Gutierrez, '20 DVM
Carrie Howe, '17 DVM
Abigail Maynard, ' 17 DVM
Camille McAloney, '17 DVM, pres-elect
Sarah Neuser, '19 DVM
Kelsey Bertamus Ruth, '16 DVM
Kayla Sample, '18 DVM
Dr. Marjorie Schleper, '19 DVM
Rachel Spencer, '16 DVM
Dr. Chris Thomson '15 DVM, DACVS

Kirsten Hall, Class of 2024 Representative
Ricky Jakub, Class of 2025 Student Representative
Victoria Laven, Class of 2024 Representative
Hannah Stinski-Ertl, Class of 2025 Student Representative


University of Minnesota Alumni Association

The Alumni and Friends Society encourages membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Membership brings you Minnesota magazine, access to online databases and publications, discounts on cultural activities and Gopher merchandise, and many other benefits. To become a member, fill out the online membership form. The promotion code NP4VM will ensure that the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society benefits from your membership. 20 percent of every new alumni membership comes directly back to CVM, supporting alumni centered events and funding scholarships.