Every year, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science organizes a round of hands-on experiences with animals’ activities to give vet students the chance to explore different disciplines and aspects related to animal medicine and give them a better perspective of the different opportunities this field offers. The activities are called “Wet Labs” and it is one of the most expected and popular traditions of the vet school. It offers vet students the chance to see how to work in non-traditional scenarios in the field such as working with exotic animals, doing veterinary research or working in the field as a vet.
This year, on March 12, the Schubot Center sponsored an Avian wet lab taught by Dr. Sharman Hoppes , and Shelby Basey welcoming Christine Hoskinson, Assistant Director of Veterinary Technology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and 26 of the veterinary technician students in that program.
In this occasion, each student learned how to handle a bird, perform a physical exam and venipuncture, give injections and give subcutaneous fluids. It was definitely a great experience. The Schubot Center for Avian Health provides birds, a location and funding for these laboratories and other training events throughout the year.
Thanks to Dr. Hoppes and Debra Turner for organizing such an amazing experience.