The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed 14 grandparents and 17 grandchildren as part of OSU’s 2015 Grandparent University. The two-day event is designed to give children ages 7 to 12 and their grandparents a closer look at the world of veterinary medicine.
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In the Dr. Duane R. Peterson Anatomy Learning Center, children and grandparents looked at radiographs to help determine each patient’s diagnosis.
Participants were able to listen to a horse’s heart, use an endoscope to look inside the stomach of a stuffed demonstration dog (which contained a miniature wrapped candy bar for each child), visit the dairy during milking time to see the milking process, look at radiographs of various animals and simulate surgery on a stuffed toy, among other activities.
Those that helped make the event possible included veterinary student ambassadors Miranda Anthony, Kaylynn Gruntmeir, Lauren Powell and Cameron Smithee; staff members Chris Pivinski and Emily Snow; senior equine medicine students; and faculty instructors Drs. Kelly Allen, Elisabeth Giedt, Andrew Hanzlicek, Brian Herrin, Camilla Jamieson, Yoko Nagamori and D. L. Step.