Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wesley School Vet Club Offers Umatched Experience for Students

While many schools offer students a chance to learn with hands-on tactics, Wesleyan is taking it to the next level with its Veterinary Club.

The Vet Club, led my former veterinarian and current teacher, Skipper Gholston, is club where students essentially learn what it takes to be a veterinarian. Throughout the year, about 28 students learn actual surgery techniques -  including the right type of stich to use for a specific procedure. 
The students aren’t only practicing in the classroom, though. Gholston and his students actually  perform surgeries on animals – at no cost to the owners.  Gholston and the group of students volunteer to perform surgeries ranging from neutering to completely rebuilding joints on hurt or abandoned animals who would otherwise be euthanized.  
They work on a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, sheep, and cows.


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