Friday, June 17, 2011

MSU vet camp offers hands-on learning

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – After a unique summer camp experience at age 13, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine student Tori Hall knew she wanted to become a veterinarian.

“I went to a veterinary school camp at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, where campers were given a great deal of experience in veterinary medicine,” Hall, a second-year CVM student from Cincinnati said. “My biggest apprehension about becoming a veterinarian was the prospect of doing surgeries. At the camp, we dissected a rat and were able to observe both large and small animal surgeries. After experiencing these labs successfully without fear, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.”  Read more...