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Friday, April 25, 2014

Open House At The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital.

A few weekends ago, Parental Unit paid a visit to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for their annual open house, and the day was filled with tours and lectures. Of course, Parental Unit came late and missed all of the lectures, but was able to tour the facility. She was particularly interested in the  Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit: Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, and she dubbed a visit through the exhibit "fascinating".

                  Here's the  traveling part of the exhibit.

The exhibit included all sorts of displays, interactive games and a good amount of scientific evidence documenting our connection with other animals.

Here's one of the displays: Can you guess what those tool are for? Yikes!

This is one of the interactive displays that allowed you to diagnose this pup's maladies.

With her remaining minutes, Parental Unit toured the vet clinic—there were lots of helpful veterinarians and vet students available to answer questions.

               Ready for surgery? Look at the size of those lights!

And this is one of the OSU Vet Hospital's Equine surgery suites. We're trying to envision getting the patient on the operating table...

Parental Unit made a final stop at this gigantic treadmill used to provide physical therapy to horses in need. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't capture the immense size of the room and treadmill.

Ironic turn of events: Parental Unit knows The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine to be one of the top veterinary schools in the country, and the services its outstanding 24 hour animal hospital and emergency clinic provide to the community are invaluable.

But...when she was reviewing the program to write this post, she noticed that one of the lectures was hosted by veterinarian, Dr. Vincent Morton, and the lecture was titled: "Never a Dull Moment as a Shelter Medicine Vet". Interestingly, and/or ironically, Dr. Morton is the lead veterinarian of our county dog shelter and the same fellow accused of atrocious acts of misconduct in his duties at the shelter. In full disclosure, the story in our local newspaper was published a few days after the college's open house and his scheduled lecture. You can't make this stuff up!



Unknown said...

What a great open day and we can see the treadmill is huge by comparing to the fan in the background. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

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