Welcome to Open House 2009!
Amanda Jennings, Class of 2010 (left), and Ben McLaughlin, Class of 2011 (center), provided information on the Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Club. Check out what’s in Shelagh Christ’s, Class of 2011, left hand as she directs a visitor to some information on exotic animals!
The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) has all sorts of items for sale to support their educational experience at OSU.
Two young visitors listen as Candace Pagano, Class of 2011, explains veterinary emergency and critical care techniques.
Dr. Lynn Norman, Class of 1980 and CEO of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, was on hand to answer questions about animal welfare in Oklahoma.
A dog runs through his paces for Open House guests during this agility demonstration.
Open House guests could read about various plants that may be toxic to animals.
One of OSU’s horses was on hand to demonstrate the location of various equine organs and systems as a veterinary student explained equine healthcare to Open House visitors.
A total of 37 young visitors were able to “gown up” and assist in Teddy Bear Surgery as veterinary students exhibited their surgical skills repairing torn stuffed animals for the children.
Teddy Bear Surgery was a huge success!
Stillwater Police Department conducted several K-9 demonstrations throughout the day.
The Parasitology Department had many cool things for visitors to see and learn.
Dr. Michael Lorenz, dean of the veterinary center, (back) and his wife, Velda Lorenz (front) look at parasite slides under the microscope.
Large draft horses (above) and small miniature horses (below) were on hand for people to see.
The Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners had a display on Food Animal Medicine.
The Student Chapter of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners had a display on goats, llamas, alpacas, deer and sheep.
Tom Shoemaker (‘10) and John Whitesell (’10) review their display on newborn calves as part of the Food Animal Medicine exhibit.
Displays on Small Animal Medicine provided visitors with information on toxic substances for pets, tick and flea control, bones, and pain relievers.
Guests were treated to some live animal exhibits as well. In the Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine Department, people could see a bearded dragon and parrots including Raine, a Solomon Island Eclectus parrot pictured here.
Craig Dyck (’10) was on hand to tell folks about one of two veterinary ambulances available for food animal or equine barn calls.
In the Duane R. Peterson Anatomy Learning Center, visitors saw numerous displays of different types of bones (above) including radiographs (below).
Just look at all those bones!
The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences hopes you enjoyed Open House 2009!