As part of the Oklahoma State University’s Grandparent University, the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences hosted 38 participants-18 children and their grandparent(s). Participants spent two half days at the Center’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital learning about small and large animal healthcare.
“The children range in ages from 6 years to 10 years,” explains Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Director of Veterinary Continuing Education. “Faculty members, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students were at various stations to discuss different aspects of veterinary healthcare.”
Among this year’s attendees were two children who were repeat visitors—Baylor of Tulsa and her grandmother from Guthrie and Arlin of Texas and her grandmother from Houston. Baylor has attended the Veterinary Center’s “University” each of the three years it has been available.
This was Arlin’s second year to attend.
“I like getting to know more about horses because I have one,” says Arlin. “And I liked Teddy Bear surgery. It’s a blast to come here.”
According to Arlin she wants to attend Oklahoma State University to study veterinary medicine one day. “Everyone is so nice here.”
Veterinary Center participants included: Drs. Jill Brunker, John Gilliam, Lyndi Gilliam, Carolynn MacAllister, Theresa Rizzi, Ryan Royse and Katie Simpson; Lisa Gallagher, Veterinary Technician, Chris Petro and Brad Youngblood, Class of 2010; Sabrina Vobornik, Class of 2009; and Jennifer Barber, Sharla Birch, Jennifer Grimes, Sergio Hernandez and Emma Templeton, Class of 2008.