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Friday was preview day at
the University of Findlay. Students interested in animal sciences got a closer
look at two of the university's unique majors.
Hundreds of students from
all over the country attended to learn about the pre-vet and equestrian studies
programs. Each year, the university accepts about 245 students into their
animal science programs.
About 165 of those are
usually majoring in pre-veterinarian sciences, and a large portion of those
students go on to become small animal veterinarians.
"Across the board, there
is a shortage of large animal veterinarians," said Director of Admissions Donna
Gruber. "It's more of a physically taxing profession."
But not all students have
been scared away. Brooke Hoven is from central Pennsylvania and is eager to
"I hope to learn how to
take care of them," Hoven said. "I want to have my own, and be able to care for
Other students said they're
attracted to the school's unique 4-year equestrian degree.
"I've heard it was one of
the top equestrian schools in the country, and that really interested me," said
Nikkole Duke, who just got accepted to the university.
Gruber says students
studying either field can expect a very hands-on education.