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Club/Wet labs ideas

Discussion in 'Veterinary' started by VeganChick, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. VeganChick

    VeganChick Tufts University V'13 7+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Central MA
    Hey all,

    I am trying to think of some cool wet labs/experiences for our chapter of the AAFP and was wondering what other schools have done. Every semester we do a feline restraint lab which is neat (students bring their own cats and learn how to do an examination) and also dissections, but I was hoping to come up with something new.

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  3. Kat0303

    Kat0303 UTCVM co 2012 WOOOOOOO! 2+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2008

    Hey! I'd be interested in what other schools do too. I am the president of our Feline Club, and need some new ideas too!

    We do a declaw wetlab, which is always popular. Even if people aren't planning on declawing, it's a good experience to get in there and see how it's done. We request cat cadavers from our go-to cadaver technician, and one of our surgeons spends about 30 minutes in a classroom explaining the procedure (and discussing new and safer ways to perform it), and then we all go to the anatomy lab and practice. It's a low stress, low material, and fun lab. I suggest it!

    Also, if you're looking for a good fundraiser, this last winter we sold ornaments with our schools name. It said "University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine" with the vet med "V" on it. They were just normal round acrylic ornaments and were very cheap to buy. We sold them for $6 a piece or 2 for $10 and they sold like CRAZY. I highly recommend this as a fundraiser. I think we made around $500 and it was super easy to do.
  4. Angelo84

    Angelo84 Tufts Class of 2011 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    We just added a procedures lab to our AAFP club that I planned and organized. If you want more info PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you what we did, how, and iacucs
  5. LabVetWannabe

    LabVetWannabe ISU CVM c/o 2012

    Jun 10, 2010
    We had a demo from a local cat agility group last year, and were in the process of trying to get a wetlab/regular group going for people to try it with their own cats. Had some flaking going on from the group contact (our AAFP folks were trying, but kept getting "maybe next month..." and other brush-offs), but it sounded like a fun idea, and the demos were pretty neat. Maybe an option.

    I might glom onto the christmas ornament fundraiser, since I haven't seen that done at ISU (at least during my time here). Thanks for the idea!
  6. NStarz

    NStarz Ohio State c/o 2016 7+ Year Member

    Sep 25, 2009

    Cat agility? Huh? *officially intrigued*

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