Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
Ten high school students from the Willamette Valley, including senior Leonel Cruz (center left) and junior Hope Tucker?(center right), students at Woodburn Academy of Art, Science and Technology, look on as a pathologist demonstrates a dissection of a rabbit. The dissection, the purpose of which is to investigate diseases in animals, was just one aspect of veterinary medicine the students took part in last week at Oregon State University’s first-ever Summer Veterinary Experience. They also learned to conduct exams on small animals, experienced animal therapy by watching a horse run on a treadmill, studied animal anatomies and worked in a lab environment. They also lived on campus throughout the week, exposing them to dorm life.