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Thursday
Mar122015

Taylor Wilson Poetry

Taylor Wilson - Tufts
V:50 I:3

 

 

To Breathe a Daisy

For a day, a year,
perchance, a lifetime,
a bloodred birthday daisy
wilts quietly in a riotous bouquet.
The vase’s base can’t be 
the perfect orb that it appears
or my carpet would be littered
with bloodred daisy tears.
This day, this year
 - no more.
Like the blowing, sopping snow,
it melts into the streaming runoff,
indistinguishable
from the snowflake before it or after or with
but for the breath of a daisy
and water spilling to the floor.

To Breathe a Daisy
For a day, a year,
perchance, a lifetime,
a bloodred birthday daisy
wilts quietly in a riotous bouquet.
The vase’s base can’t be 
the perfect orb that it appears
or my carpet would be littered
with bloodred daisy tears.
This day, this year
 - no more.
Like the blowing, sopping snow,
it melts into the streaming runoff,
indistinguishable
from the snowflake before it or after or with
but for the breath of a daisy
and water spilling to the floor.

 

 

Shadows and Reflections

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Heart on a Platter

Roxanna Jeffreys - Texas A&M

V:50 I:3 Creative Corner

 

Heart on a Platter - Acrylic on canvas

 

Hummingbird - Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday
Mar102015

Partners for Healthy Pets

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Thursday
Feb262015

Small Ruminant Wetlab at Texas A&M

Brittany Thompson - Texas A&M

Experiences

 

   The Student Chapter of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practioners at Texas A&M University helped co-host the 5th Annual Food Animal Wetlab on February 21st, 2015 with the SCAABP and Swine Veterinarians. Students attending the wetlab were able to pick 4 out of 15 possible stations to rotate through during the morning, and clinical professors volunteered their time to teach everything from claw amputation and ankylosis to bovine field handling. SCAASRP provided three stations: cosmetic dehorning, goat pregnancy ultrasound and goat laparoscopic artificial insemination.

Pictured: Alyzabeth Looney, Third year studentThe laparoscopic AI station was brought back for the first time in a couple of years, and students seemed to have extremely positive responses to it. Our chapter wanted to include this station at the wetlab due to the growing demand for assisted reproductive techniques on small ruminants and deer. This procedure is not included in standard curriculum, and we felt that including this station would provide students with an opportunity to be exposed to a growing niche in veterinary medicine. Both a grant provided by SAVMA and the Educational and Professional Development Committee and a semen donation from Circle Star Boers were essential in making this station happen. As a chapter we are grateful for all the contributions SAVMA makes to veterinary students here at Texas A&M University.

Wednesday
Feb252015

Animal Medical Center

Katheryn Johnson - Ross

Experiences

 

Honk…Sirens…Cold dry air. My surroundings over whelm my senses as I find myself in the “Big Apple”, New York City. I walk to the Animal Medical Center (AMC) for my first day of a two week externship…

            What started out as a work horse parade event in 1907, to promote prevention of animal cruelty to animals by the Women’s Auxiliary, has evolved into the Animal Medical Center. They treat more than 30,000 animal cases a year. The hospital is equipped with specialty departments, a full staff of 70 Veterinarians, and treats small animals from dogs and cats to exotics like reptiles. I will share with you what AMC has to offer, what I learned there, and amazing people and opportunities it provides. Let’s first take a look at why the AMC has a diverse and numerous case load.

            The Animal Medical Center has specialty department and services to fit the needs of each patient and client that comes. There are numerous specialties offered, some of which include: avian and exotics, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, oncology, radiology, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, surgery, and rehabilitation and fitness, and more. All of these departments see a vast diversity of animal cases and provide the best treatment possible. AMC has state of the art equipment to provide proper diagnostics and testing. They have two digital radiology suites, ultra sound machines, five operating rooms with several top anesthesia machines, endoscopy suit, and more. The hospital provides emergency and critical care that is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The hospital not only provides amazing veterinary care to its patients, but provides vet students with a great opportunity for learning. Here is what I took away from my time there.

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