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Faculty Inspire Talented Kids

August 22nd, 2012

Dr. Wendy Baltzer explains how the underwater treadmill helps pets who are recovering from surgery or joint injuries.

Limited funding in public schools has gutted most district’s TAG (Talented and Gifted) programs but every summer, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine picks up some of the slack with Adventures in Learning (AIL).

AIL provides an opportunity for twelve middle school students to spend an hour each day for ten days with CVM faculty learning about veterinary medicine. Coordinated by Dr. Dan Rockey, the program introduces the kids to diagnostic imaging, blood work, necropsy and surgery. They also spend an hour with Dr. Wendy Baltzer learning about pet rehabilitation and this year, rehab technician Sarah Smith let them try out the underwater treadmill themselves.

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