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Animal science preview at University of Findlay

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

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 learn.

"I hope to learn how to take care of them," Hoven said. "I want to have my own, and be able to care for others."

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.

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