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Grandparent University Visits Veterinary Center

Wednesday, July 5 2017

Elizabeth Crabtree and boy

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently welcomed 13 adults and 17 grandchildren as part of Oklahoma State’s 2017 Grandparent University.

Each grandchild was inducted into the Center’s veterinary medicine family through the symbolic white coat ceremony followed by the veterinary oath. They also received an orange stethoscope to use during their two-day hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience.

During Grandparent University, the group rotated through several learning stations including anatomy, parasitology, and food animal and equine medicine. In each section there were fun learning experiences such as tick races, de-horning squash and Teddy Bear surgery.

Special thanks to the following individuals for helping make Grandparent University 2017 a memorable experience for all involved:

  • Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of continuing education, extension and community engagement
  • Emily Snow, continuing education, extension and community engagement
  • Dr. Daniel Burba, head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Jill Akkerman, associate professor of anatomy
  • Dr. Kelly Allen, assistant professor in veterinary pathobiology and project leader for the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology
  • Dr. Mason Reichard, associate professor in veterinary pathobiology and co-director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology
  • Dr. Brian Herrin, research fellow in veterinary pathobiology
  • Megan Wohltjen, research technician in veterinary pathobiology
  • Elizabeth Crabtree, class of 2018
  • Samantha Hancock, class of 2019
  • Stephen Dilday, class of 2019
  • Ashley Wick, registered veterinary technician in food animal medicine and surgery
  • Mary Beth Davis, class of 2019
  • Shannon Davis, class of 2019
  • Julia Jordy, class of 2020

Grandparent University is hosted by the OSU Alumni Association.

Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu