Purdue family programs help youth learn about veterinary medicine careers

October 29, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Several programs for families with young children interested in learning more about the veterinary medical profession are being offered by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. The programs are geared toward children in grades K-4, but older children are welcome to attend.

The PVM Family Program Series continues Thursday (Nov. 5) with a session about bandages and when to use them. All presentations are free, but registration is required due to limited seating. To register, contact Adrianne Fisch at pvmengaged@purdue.edu.

All sessions will be 6-7 p.m. in Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine, Room 1136. Presentations will include:

* Nov. 5. "Wrap it Up! The What, When and How of Bandages," with Micha Simons, clinical assistant professor of small animal soft tissue surgery. Her presentation will be followed by a "bandaging lab" to give participants a chance to practice their bandaging skills.

* Dec. 3. "Cow Math," with Jonathan Townsend, assistant professor of dairy production medicine, who will speak about dairy cows and "cow math."

* March 3. "Germs are not for Spreading," with Mohamed Seleem, associate professor of microbiology, who will speak about his career. A learning activity about germs will follow.

* April 7. "Veterinary Technology," with Bethany Lafoon, versa technologist in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Rose Giroux, senior large animal technologist. They will talk about being bovine and equine veterinary technologists. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

Sources:  Sandra San Miguel, associate dean for engagement, College of Veterinary Medicine, 765-494-8052, amasss@purdue.edu

Kevin Doerr, public affairs and communications for the College of Veterinary Medicine, 765-494-8216, doerrk@purdue.edu 

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