Auburn, Alabama —
This week, 30 junior high school students are enjoying a unique type of summer camp.
They're not swimming or paddling canoes, but they are sticking their hands inside a cow's stomach and learning how to shave down the teeth of a horse.
The students are participating in Auburn University’s fourth summer of veterinary camps, where they're learning about all types of animals from large mammals to fish.
“They really get a little of everything,” said Kris Street, administrator in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It kind of reminds me of a little sampler platter, where they get a little sample of everything and they can decide, ‘Hey, wow, I really like this,’ or they can say, ‘You know what, this type of veterinary medicine is not anything I want to do.’”
The camp started Monday and continues until Friday with unique lessons each day from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. The programming is guided by veterinary students with the help of faculty members. [read complete article]
Lillian Shortle, 13, puts her hand through a fistula to feel inside a dairy cows rumen Wednesday at Veterinary Camp "Large Animal Day" at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.