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Pre-Vet Club Attends 2015 APVMA National Symposium

Posted: April 13, 2015

Penn State Pre-Vet Club attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association National Symposium at Ohio State during the weekend of March 27th-29th.

Each year, Pre-Vet Club sends a group of representatives to the national APVMA Symposium which is held at a different veterinary school every year. This year, a group of 21 club members traveled to Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and were accompanied by advisers Dr. Van Saun and Dr. Wolfgang. Attendees were able to explore the various fields of veterinary medicine by attending a variety of lectures relating to small animal medicine, animal welfare, food animal medicine, equine medicine, one health, and wildlife rehabilitation. Students also attended a lab of their choice with titles such as Small Animal Examination and Handling, Food Animal Necropsy Techniques, How Diagnostic Imaging is used in Veterinary Medicine, Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lameness, and Rediscover Reptiles: Exotic Animal Dissection Lab. There was also an opportunity to tour the veterinary campus and speak with current students about their experiences at Ohio State. Throughout the day, representatives from a number of vet schools and professional associations were available to answer students' questions and talk about their future plans. The APVMA meeting was held Saturday morning to discuss elections for the new APVMA executive board and bids for next year's Symposium. The 2016 APVMA Symposium will be held at Purdue University. The symposium was a valuable educational and professional experience for all attendees. This trip was partially funded by the Office for Undergraduate Education within the College of Agricultural Sciences.