Ross School - Senior Project 2013
Mentor: Patty Lein
Domains: Science 70% English 30%
Faculty Grader: Courtney Wingate
Documentation of Product
Title: Once in a Lifetime
Catalog Entry: I attended a three-week intensive course in Veterinary Studies: Small Animal Practice at the Cornell University Summer College 2012. There, I had an in depth study of the anatomy and physiology of small animals such as cats and dogs. Upon arriving home from this program, I started shadowing a large animal vet who I had known for a while. He specializes in equine studies and he took me around to all of his appointments with him. I got to experience first-hand the differences between the two different types of veterinary studies. Both of these were what I would describe as “once in a lifetime” experiences. To express my findings, I wrote a narrative describing my observations and conclusions.
Photos Used for Project:
Exhibition & Presentation Summary
Reflection of Presentation: The morning of my presentation, I was very nervous. All I could think of was screwing up and embarrassing myself in front of everybody. Halfway through my presentation, though, my fears evaporated and I was taken over by thoughts of “wow, in a few minutes, the thing that I’ve been looking forward to since sixth grade will be over.” Now that the presentation is over, I am feeling an overwhelming sense of both relief and confusion. It’s a very bittersweet feeling to be done with something so important and that I have invested so much of my time and energy in. That being said, I couldn’t be more proud of how this project turned out.
Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small. New York: St. Martin's, 1972. Print.
Photo Credits (associated with the pages within my book):
Olde Towne Animal Hospital
Cornell Vet Aperio
Pages 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27
The Equine Center
All About Horses Guide
Brown's Farrier Service