The College of Veterinary Medicine Zoo Club hosted its first Reptile Mini-Symposium to a group of interested students. The event featured unique lectures and labs that provided students with continuing education and training in reptile medicine. Speakers included the college’s director of Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health- Dr. Mark Flint, Ohio State CVM Alum and Animal Care Unlimited’s exotic pet veterinarian- Dr. Sam Valerius (DVM '13), and Ohio State CVM Alum, Adjunct Faculty and staff veterinarian at
Students were able to learn about reptile medicine in free-ranging species, in private practice, and in zoos. The symposium also featured a reptile handling lab that gave students the opportunity to learn how to safely handle various reptile species, perform physical exams, and understand their unique differences.
The Zoo Club is one of the largest student clubs in the College of Veterinary Medicine with over 100 members. It attracts members with a wide range of interests in