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Buckeye Vet Prep Academy 2014

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    The Buckeye Vet Prep Academy is a week-long
    summer camp that educates high school students about the veterinary medicine
    profession through seminars and hands-on activities at Ohio State.

    Fifty-five students attended discussions about
    careers in veterinary specializations including Zoo and Wildlife medicine,
    Small and Large Animal Internal Medicine, Veterinary Public Health and more.
    They were able to take part in a surgery lab, where they practiced basic
    suturing, bandaging and neutering procedures on teddy bears.

    They also participated in off-campus experiences
    around Ohio, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the Columbus
    , the Capital Area Humane Society and a trip to The Wilds conservation
    center and safari.

    Incoming high school senior Diarra Richardson from Mason, Ohio, said going to The Wilds was one of his
    favorite experiences of the camp. There Richardson was able to see his favorite animal, a cheetah, along with
    many other exotic species.

 From left: Amanda Midkiff, Giuliana Ciotola, Grace Van Fossen and Morgan Boring

    Although high school juniors Amber and Erin Snyder from Adamstown, Maryland are mainly interested in equine science, they also considered the visit to The Wilds to be their favorite experience.

    The camp, which took place from June 15-20,
    concluded with a graduation ceremony where students were given the opportunity
    to present all they had learned to their parents.

    The Buckeye Vet Prep Academy was developed by
    April Pugh, director of Admissions and Recruitment, with the help of assistant
    director Shayna Mohr. The camp plays a big role in supporting students’
    feelings toward veterinary medicine and aims to give them a career path to look
    forward to, as well as better prepare them for their future education.

    This is the second year the camp has run, and we're already looking forward to next year! Feel free to check out
    a brief video that highlights the camp, created by two student interns at the college: Buckeye Vet Prep Academy 2014

Posted June 24, 2014


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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:57pm