|Giving Back to the Community: OSU Veterinarians Volunteer at Girl Power/Wise Guys|
(March 27, 2012 Stillwater, OK) – Anje Bauck, DVM, and Robert Carmichael, DVM, veterinarians at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently volunteered for the day at Lincoln County’s Girl Power/Wise Guys program held in Chandler, Okla.
In practice for several years, the program aims to encourage young girls and boys to establish positive lifestyle choices, achieve goals and aspire to higher educational opportunities using fun, educational programs. Approximately 400 fifth grade students from across Lincoln County participate in this annual event sponsored by the Lincoln County Health Department.
OSU veterinarians have been involved in the program for six years starting in spring of 2006. This year Drs. Bauck and Carmichael represented OSU presenting information on how you become a veterinarian, some of the different tasks they do, and the many species veterinarians treat.
“The program is very well organized and the students seem to be having a great time,” says Carmichael. “I think it’s a good opportunity to expose them to things they may not have had a chance to experience before.”
Dr. Bauck is an Equine Internal Medicine and Surgery Intern interested in gastrointestinal/upper airway procedures as well as orthopedic surgery. She earned her DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College in Canada.
Dr. Carmichael is in his final year of a three-year residency in Equine Internal Medicine. He earned his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee and was in private veterinary practice for five years in Wyoming before coming to OSU to complete a one-year internship before beginning his residency.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma and one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.