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4 H Students Visit Oklahoma State's Veterinary Center

Wednesday, June 17 2015

4 H Students Check Out Veterinary Medicine

Thirty-four high school students from across Oklahoma recently visited Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to learn more about veterinary medicine. These students, who have expressed an interest in this field, were nominated by their county extension educator.

“Students had an opportunity to hear about our DVM program, including the course requirements, and tour our facilities guided by veterinary student ambassadors,” said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of continuing education, cooperative extension and community engagement.

Students also experienced some fun-filled hands on activities with Dr. Brian Herrin in the parasitology lab and with Drs. Daniel Burba and Giedt and Judy Branson, RVT, in the equine section of OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.

“With the help of some fourth year veterinary students and our veterinary technicians, we set up ten stations,” said Giedt. “Attendees spent 10 minutes at each station learning about a specific aspect of equine veterinary medicine.”

Pictured above (left to right) in the equine area are: Dr. Daniel Burba, equine surgeon; Amy Tomcheck, class of 2016; Judy Branson, registered veterinary technician; Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, Kristen Davis, class of 2016; Arantxa Lasa, intern from Tulsa; Kent Stacy, class of 2016; Kristen Baker, registered veterinary technician; and Sam Kopfmann, class of 2016. Assisting with this educational day but not pictured, were Ambassadors Kyle Albin, class of 2017; Miranda Anthony, class of 2018; Cameron Smithee, class of 2017; and Amanda Utt, class of 2018.

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Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 |