Rochester, MN – March 9, 2012 – The Veterinary Technology program at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester gave high school students from around the south eastern Minnesota area the opportunity to experience the Vet Tech program first hand.
Amy Doherty, program chair for the Veterinary Technology Program, briefed students on the day’s events, which included: An infectious disease presentation, hematology laboratory, imaging and x-ray workshop, and a dental workshop.
Students and staff then broke into their respective groups.
Amy Doherty led the Imaging and X-Ray workshop where students received a presentation on the imaging techniques commonly used in veterinary medicine and learned how x-rays are taken and developed. Dr. Amanda Tank presented the Dental Workshop where students were given the opportunity to learn basic dental procedures for canines and felines. Michelle Schmidt, also an instructor, introduced the study of blood and its components during the Hematology Lab. Dr. Beth Coons gave a presentation on Infectious Disease combined with an interactive TPR (temperature, pulse and respirations). The students came away with a better understanding of how different diseases can be transmitted to humans.
Program Chair Amy Doherty said, “It was a great experience for the respective high school students attending because it gave them a chance to see what veterinarian medicine is like in the real world.”
Students in attendance were Pine Island High School, Medford High School, Century High School and John Marshal High School.
Amy went on to say that the Veterinarian Technology program at Minnesota School of Business Rochester is planning to conduct additional Preview Days throughout the year.