Let the hunger games begin.
Twenty Pre-vet Student Supporting Diversity members, divided into teams of four, made their way from station-to-station at the club’s veterinary skills workshop Nov. 14. The teams learned basic fundamentals of veterinary medicine such as restraining, suturing, bandaging, reading radiographs and palpating abdomens.
“I've never been able to [palpate abdomens] before,” PSSD member Marilyn Bognar said. “You actually need to press fairly hard on the animal but it shouldn't be painful. I was able to feel the loops of the GI tract with my fingers by slowly running them up and along the abdomen. I now have an idea of what the abdomen normally feels like as opposed to abnormal situations.”