Feb. 19 – Feb. 22, 2015, Professor of Veterinary Medicine Tammy Ege and students in the Veterinary Medical Technology program attended the Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the convention held a variety of lectures and exhibits.
Lectures included topics that ranged from animal behavior and holistic medicine to anesthesia protocols and other technician techniques.
The large variety of topics and speakers gave VMT students plenty of opportunities to increase and reinforce their knowledge of concepts, techniques, and diseases.
Danielle Boock ’17, an ADP student in the VMT program, said, “I had a great time. I went to the feline behavior seminar. I went to learn about laser therapy and also acupuncture in veterinary medicine, and I also attended some holistic veterinary medicine talks.”
Along with the lectures and presentations, the convention held an expo in the Exhibit Hall.
The expo contained booths that displayed everything from food companies such as Hills and Purina to technology companies that showcased the newest gadgets in veterinary medicine including anesthesia machines, ultrasound, and digital radiography.
Students could peruse the expo asking questions about equipment that Wilson does not currently have on campus and inquire about the newest products in pet care. The different flea and tick medications that were featured allowed students to see what new options there were out in the working veterinary world.
The trip to Columbus was an enriching and educational experience.
“I learned so much and took so many notes,” said Boock. “I can’t believe all the different information and options that are out there for me as a veterinary technician.”
This conference provided endless opportunities for students to meet, consult, and connect with countless well-known individuals in the veterinary community. The expo allowed the students to experience new technology and products, and the lectures provided new educational opportunities. The response to the trip was extremely positive and Wilson plans for more trips in the future.