Vet School Visiting!

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19th August

Since many Findlay students are headed to vet school in the future, I will share a quick overview of five vet schools I visited on my return trip from my Colorado equine internship!

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

No tracking, all students take the same courses and do not pick a focus.
Class size is 88 students: 30+ out-of-state and 50+ in-state students.
Schedule for the first three years is the same: lectures in the morning and labs in the afternoon.
No classroom time with hands on animals in the first two years except in clubs.
Membership in clubs is encouraged to gain specific clinical experiences in areas where students desire to practice (i.e. equine club, exotic animal club, etc. . .).

Third year is a transition year from classroom to clinical with Jr. surgery (surgery on non-live animals).
Fourth year is the clinical year.
Minimal fee for … Read More »



Exploring Artistic Techniques at YAW

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15th August

Mazza Museum’s Young Artist Workshop (YAW) took place the week immediately after Summer Conference. YAW was only held from 9 a.m. to noon instead of all day, as conference was. Consequently, not a moment of those few short hours was wasted. From studying real illustrators to making real art, each day was jam-packed with activity.

Every day of the week (except Monday, registration day) we showcased a different artist and did a project inspired by their technique. Monday’s session involved UF alumna Jenny Hanf, who did a demonstration of her digital art process. She illustrated the book “Mazza from A to Z.”

The rest of the week followed the same daily pattern. First, we would look through one of the artist’s books and share our thoughts on the style and artistic elements. Then, we would do an art project inspired by that technique. On … Read More »



Colorado Equine Internship!

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9th August

When I returned from Japan, I jumped into my little red car and headed to the great west. I have spent the past three weeks interning at Colorado Equine Veterinary Services in Peyton, Colorado. My first day of work began on a Sunday within an hour of my arrival. A colicky horse was hospitalized for fluids and close monitoring. I knew this internship would be a totally new experience for me when I heard that I needed to wake up and take care of it in the middle of the night. Charlie, one of the techs, taught me what to do the first night and then I was on my own after office hours for the rest of this horse’s stay.

Due to complications, the horse ended up staying two long weeks. Thus, this student encountered a new experience: the horse … Read More »



Summer Conference, Part Two

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4th August

Having made it through 60 percent of the conference at this point, I was losing some steam. I had spent a solid three days around way too many people. I like solitude, and I can only exist around that many people for so long before I get tired. However, the remaining artists were excellent and engaging, so that sustained me, despite my weariness.

Day 4:
Randall de Séve and Steve Swinburne gave excellent presentations on Thursday.

Swinburne, like Rockwell, works mainly in nonfiction. Though I was interested throughout his talk, the subject matter just didn’t make me swoon the way the pens of yesterday did. I appreciated his lighthearted spirit and humor.

Randall de Séve included a number of her favorite picture books in her presentation. This was so exciting! A lot of them I knew and loved, and it was neat to see … Read More »






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