We visited the NC State Veterinary School where people go to college to study animals. They also help animals there. We saw horses, dogs, cows,chickens and lots of skeletons. My favorite part was the science lab where there was a skeleton of a anaconda. It was colossal. We also saw where students have class. We saw where big animals like horses get an X-ray.
I have never seen so many skeletons in one place. It was so cool.
NC State Vet School is unique because it is the only vet school with a working farm on the campus. They milk the cows twice a day and also they sell the milk. People that go to school here can learn about food animals, small pets, research, reptiles and even how to keep the environment and our food safe. I hope I can go to school here someday and study all types of animals.
Where we visited there is the animal hospital and the Terry Center for vet doctor visits-it is a place where you take your animals to see a doctor. It reminded me of a people hospital. They help special animals that have brain problems, heart problems, eye problems, skin problems and even behavior problems. There is even a coffee shop. They also have an emergency room for animals that is open all the time.
Out side the Terry Center there is a big statue of a swimming retriever that the college students decorate for many different holidays and for graduation. The students who are graduating also have a contest to decorate their mortar hats with what kind of animals they like. The Swimming Retriever statue represents one of Mr. Terry’s Golden Retrievers. The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center– the Terry Center– is named in Mr. Terry’s honor.
Mr. David Green is Director of Communications for the Vet School. He took us on our tour. He is so nice. I asked him what the most interesting animal was they had ever treated there and he said they once had a gorilla and one time they had a bear from the Museum of Science in Durham named Yona! I have seen that bear at the museum before!
Thank you Mr. Green for the most awesome tour I have ever had in my life.
Check out the veterinary college at these places. They do an open house every spring. they also have the Dog olympics coming up on September 14th. You should go visit.
And for the museum Check www.lifeandscience.org.
Go Crazy for animals!