UF Students Study Animals Abroad
Rakuno Gakuen Animal Science Study Tour in Japan
Emilie Blissenbach (’17) and Janelle Wiser (’16) are animal science/pre-veterinary medicine students participating in the Rakuno Gakuen Animal Science Study Tour in Japan summer 2015.
Focus of the internship:
Students experience and learn valuable veterinary skills from current vet students and professors at the Rakuno Gakuen Veterinary College while experiencing the Japanese culture.
What are some things you’ve learned so far?
“We’ve performed calf castrations, multiple rectal exams and pregnancy checks on dairy cows, and learned how to properly body score dairy cattle. We have attended lab sessions about ophthalmology, oncology and large animal medicine at the veterinary hospital. We have also shadowed multiple surgeries, calf necropsy and attended a class discussion on epidemiology where we constructed working solutions on possible disease outbreaks.”
How is this internship unique?
“We have been able to experience what it’s like to work in a different culture and we’ve made so many friendships that will last a lifetime! We’ve been able to sight-see and experience the Japanese culture and especially love the food! Anyone considering this internship in the future should definitely do it!”
Both Emilie and Janelle work as veterinary assistants outside of their studies here at The University of Findlay.
Emilie plans to attend veterinary school and study companion animal and large animal veterinary medicine.
Janelle is applying to veterinary schools this summer and hopes to work with large and small animals.