LUVZS Committee 2017/18- Who We Are
President – Tayer Maggs
Hi, my name is Tayer. A little bit about myself, I grew up in the sun and sand of Dubai where my first interest in exotics began (where I also, regrettably, left my tan). I was very fortunate to be exposed to lot of big cat and avian medicine and as they say the rest is history. I am very excited to be this year’s president and hope to bring to the plate some cutting edge talks and informative practicals! Please come and ask how to get involved if you think you like wildlife and exotics, committees are the best place to start for making awesome contacts for the future - also we are pretty great people ;) Look forward to meeting some of you over the upcoming year! LUVZS love, Tayer xx
Vice President – Cara Coulson- Ashworth
Hi, I'm Cara and I'm Vice President of LUVZS. I'm originally from Manchester so Liverpool is very close to home which I love as I'm definitely a proud northerner. I joined LUVZS in my first year at uni and have been on the committee ever since. Growing up near the city I never had much exposure to farms let alone wildlife and exotics therefore my passion for conservation medicine was actually born from watching the TV series 'Wild At Heart'. Since then I have aimed to get as much experience and knowledge as possible either on placement or by watching any documentaries I can get my hands on. LUVZS is a great way to expand your horizons in the veterinary field and gives so many opportunities to find a new passion or even just make new friends and attend some of our fascinating talks/events! I hope to welcome you soon as a new member! LUVSZ love, Cara
Secretary and promotions– Emily Holland
Hi, I’m Emily! I’ve just finished my third year of vet school and am currently intercalating in Veterinary Conservation Medicine. My interests are in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, both in the UK and (the dream!) out in Africa and Asia, but I also love smallies and so would love to do a bit of both in the future. This is my first time being on the LUVZS Committee and I’ll be Secretary this year. I’ve always come to all the talks and events so am really excited to have more of a part in it all this year. It’s going to be a good one so please do get involved!
Treasurer – Victoria King
Hi, I’m Victoria and I’m the LUVZS treasurer for 2017/18. I was the first year rep last year and it was great to be around students who were as interested in zoological and exotics species as I am. In the future I hope to either work in a zoo practice or specialise in exotics within a general small animal practice. My favourite animals are orcas.
Please contact me for our account details and how to pay for membership.
Sponsorship secretary – Aisling Mooney
Hello, I’m Ash. I’m now in my third year of vet school and third year on the LUVZS committee. I’ve always had an interest in exotic pets and have a growing love for conservation medicine, so focus my EMS here, where possible. As sponsorship secretary this year, I’m in charge of sourcing some funding so that we can hold as many great events as possible.
Charity rep – Imogen Payne
Hello, my name is Imogen, I am a third-year vet student and this is my second year being part of LUVZS committee. Last year I had the role of sponsorship secretary and this year I am charity rep. My goal for 2017/2018 is to raise fat stacks for our new charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue. Run entirely by volunteers, BDMLR is the only marine animal rescue organisation operating across England, Wales and Scotland, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Did you know- Since 1988, BDMLR have been involved in the rescue of marine wildlife after every major marine disaster! Any questions about my role, this year’s charity or you just fancy a chat please get in touch!
Social Secs – Masha Lucic
Hey! My name is Masha and I’m a 3rd year - I’m the social sec for LUVZS and I arrange all of the socials throughout the year, like the animal-themed bar crawls and fancy meals out, including things like the stunning formal dinner at PANAM for our Northern Zoological Symposium earlier this year! I joined the committee to get more involved in LUVZS and to learn more about the fascinating world of exotics! We’ve already got some fantastic socials and talks planned for this year so come along and join in the fun!
Third year reps – Charlie Roper
I'm third year rep for this coming year after playing the role of secretary during my second year. I really love being part of LUVZS committee as I have a passion for exotics and working with like-minded people is a great experience. I intend to work as a small animal and exotic vet in the future although conservation and wildlife medicine is an interesting prospect. My favourite animal would either be a snake or a cat but perhaps owning them both makes me a little biased!
Second year reps – Katya Firth
I am currently in my second year of vet school so still recovering from the recent antics of freshers’ year. The great thing about the vet school is the variety of people here and all the opportunities to let off steam and have fun! Liverpool is full of great places, especially the Albert Docks and of course the amazing Nabzy’s! My favourite event at the vet school this year has to be the LUVZS Zoo Symposium. It was such a fun experience and I learned so much about exotic and wildlife medicine and handling skills which has inspired me to pursue a career in this exciting field. LUVZS is awesome because of how friendly and welcoming everyone is. It’s a great place to find like-minded people and get involved in fun and new experiences!
Trip abroad reps- Charlotte Askey and Beth Hunt
CHARLOTTE: Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m in third year. Liverpool Vet School is amazing because not only is it a really supportive group of people who become like family but it's also set in a fantastic city where there's always something going on. My favourite place in Liverpool is the World Museum. My favourite vet event is the Summer Ball. I love LUVZS because we are all like-minded people who have a passion for exotics and conservation. I was President last year and this year will be helping to organise our trip abroad!
BETH: Hi, I’m in third year and new to the LUVZS committee this year. My love for wildlife started in rescue centres with fox cubs and hedgehogs, but of course I also love the more exotic creatures and I’ll be part of organising our trip to Copenhagen Zoo this year!