The Jackson Zoo recently hosted a welcome party for the students of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM). Thirty students as well as MSU-CVM Dean Kent Hoblet, DVM, attended on Feb. 4.
The event was geared to give students an opportunity to visit and tour the zoo and vet hospital. Tours were broken into three groups. Zoo staff discussed daily routines of animal care, medication procedures, animal behaviors and exotic care polices.
The students were also given a chance to speak directly with Michael Holifield, DVM, zoo veterinarian, and also with zoo keepers in the different sections of the zoo. Students showed interest in exotic medicine and animal care, along with researching endangered species, according to a zoo spokeswoman.
In addition, the students were able to ask questions about an expanded program that will be offered through the Jackson Zoo. Read “Mississippi Vet School Expands Partnership with Jackson Zoo.”