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Grandparent University Visits OSU’s Veterinary Center

Friday, June 28, 2019

Dr. Andrew Hanzlicek (right) shows GPU student, Quinn Bradley, how the Internal Medicine team uses an endoscope.

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed 15 youngsters and their grandparents on June 27 and 28 as part of OSU’s Grandparent University program.

Coordinated by Anna Teague, admissions coordinator, the two-day veterinary medicine program included many hands-on activities. Participants spent time in McElroy Hall and at the Veterinary Medical Hospital. Each grandchild received a white coat and stethoscope. Highlights included a visit with Pete’s Pet Posse dogs, small animal internal medicine endoscopy, teddy bear surgery, food animal medicine, tick races, identifying microscopic parasites, dissecting a cow’s eye, and learning about equine anatomy.

Special thanks to the following faculty, staff, and veterinary students who helped Grandparent University participants have a fun learning experience and a memorable visit to OSU’s veterinary center:

  • Dr. Jill Akkerman, associate professor of anatomy, Department of Physiological Sciences
  • Cody Blalock, class of 2022
  • Gabby Cole, class of 2021
  • Dr. Kathryn Duncan, resident, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Dr. Andrew Hanzlicek, assistant professor, Joan Kirkpatrick Chair in small animal internal medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Cori Hoffman, class of 2021
  • Courtney Longhouse, class of 2022
  • Debosree Pathak, class of 2022
  • Chris Pivinski, research technician, Department of Physiological Sciences
  • Dr. Jennifer Rudd, lecturer, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Brayden Routh, class of 2020
  • Dr. Mike Schoonover, assistant professor of equine surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Kellee Sunstrom, senior research specialist, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Stephanie Vivies, class of 2022
  • Ashley Wick, RVT, food animal medicine, Veterinary Medical Hospital
  • Megan Wohltjen, research technician, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Greg Yoast, class of 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

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