OTS Exec Board

Victoria McKaba – President

Hey everyone! My name is Victoria McKaba and currently serve as the the President of OTS! I dream of being a small animal cardiologist in New York one day! Aside from Vet Med, I love hanging with my dog Bentley, working out and generally just being outdoors! If you have any questions about what OTS is and how you can be involved, feel free to reach out to me!


Mary Kate Feldner- Beta Pledge Master

My name is Mary Kate Feldner! I am a second year veterinary student and Beta Pledge Master for the Theta Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma. My primary veterinary interests are small animal neurology and research. In addition to OTS, I am also a member of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, Veterinary Student Outreach Program, and Open House Committee. Outside of veterinary medicine, I really enjoy running, playing with my dog Owen, and reading.


Katy Klein – Historian

Hi! My name is Katy Klein, and I am the historian for the Illinois Chapter of OTS. My role is responsible for capturing all the moments and amazing events this chapter puts together. I am also responsible for the kick butt award. This is an award that recognizes a member that has exceled each month. Besides OTS, I am involved in many clubs including non-traditional species, wildlife disease association, and I-Chapter. I also perform research in the wildlife epidemiology lab and work part time in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory. I am excited to see what this chapter is going to do this year!


Shannon Melcher – Secretary

My name is Shannon Melcher and I am the OTS secretary. I’m from Michigan and went to Alma College for undergrad. I went to Thailand for a pre-vet program and got to hang with elephants! I also brought my dog, Namaste, home with me!

Jennifer Reilly

Hi everyone, my name is Jennifer Reilly and I am Omega Tau Sigma’s Master of Ceremonies. My role is to work with all the subcommittees of OTS to facilitate the planning and executing of our awesome events! Another role I have is to bring everyone together during our club meetings by initiating the start and end of them. Besides OTS, I am the Treasurer-Elect for SAVMA and PMC. I wish to pursue mixed animal practice and have a strong interest in surgery. During my free time I love being outdoors and spending time with friends. I look forward to meeting all our new members and reconnecting with our returners!

Courtney Lester – Beta Master of Finance

Hi y’all, my name is Courtney Lester and I am the Beta Master of Finance. My job is to help Evy maintain all of our finances and collect dues in the Fall. I’m originally from Delaware, but did my undergrad at Oklahoma State University. In my free time, you can find me at the dog park or hiking with my dog, Cleopatra, reading, baking/cooking, doing yoga, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.


Natalie Haecker – Webmaster

Hi! My name is Natalie Haecker and I am the current webmaster. I handle the OTS website and facebook page, which includes maintaining and updating posts and pictures that I receive. I am also a member of many other clubs like behavior, feline, surgery, and shelter medicine. I aim to go into small animal emergency medicine once I graduate. In my free time I love to paint, workout, hang out with my friends, and play video games when I have the chance.