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JTHS Students Experience Hands- On Experience in Veterinary Medicine During Trip to U of I

October 6, 2016 11:28 AM

For Joliet Township High School students, relevant education means hands-on career experience and exploration through a variety of partnerships.  The latest opportunity united a group of 40 Joliet Township High School students and parents  while attending the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine Annual Open House in Urbana, Illinois on Sunday, October 2, 2016. 

During the visit students and parents had the opportunity to experience the anatomy lab, small animal clinic, large animal clinic, and the special clinical skills center, where procedures such as CAT scans and ultrasound procedures are performed. The students and parents also participated in a panel discussion about admission to veterinary school.

U of I  veterinarian students also facilitated interactive activities such as introducing the group to various critters and showing them dissected organs. The college students also presented information about the care of animals and what life is like as a veterinary student.

JTHS Health Careers Teachers Mary Spata and Jennifer Pryor organized and attended the event along with their students.  “Everyone had a great time,” said Pryor. “All the students that attended are already begging to go back next year!”

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