(August 17, 2012 Stillwater, OK) – The class of 2016 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences spent two days in the university’s Colvin Annex participating in a new orientation program. Cowboy VET (Veterinary Education and Team building) is a program designed to focus on leadership, self-awareness, and communications concepts giving students the tools to be successful veterinary students building towards strong future veterinary colleagues.
The Class of 2016 participated in a new orientation program called Cowboy VET (Veterinary Education and Team building).
“Cowboy VET is fashioned after the VLE (Veterinary Leadership Experience) program, which has been very successful at Washington State University,” says Katrina Meinkoth, DVM and manager of recruitment at OSU’s veterinary center. “We have 18 faculty members and current students who were trained so they could help facilitate the new orientation program. The combination of group activities and presentations has been very well received by the incoming class.”
Cowboy VET is made possible through the support of four sponsors—Merial, Purina, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association and OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it 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.