Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: Renee Hirt

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.

 

 

My book, Once in a Lifetime

 

Photos Used for Project:

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Exhibition & Presentation Summary

 

Powerpoint Presentation

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.

Works Consulted

 

Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small. New York: St. Martin's, 1972. Print.

Photo Credits (associated with the pages within my book):

Page 7

Animals Wallpapers

http://www.animalsw.com/wallpaper/Cat-sitting-on-Horse-Back/

Page 9

Olde Towne Animal Hospital

http://www.oldetowneanimalhosp.com/

Page 11

Veterinary Concepts

http://www.veterinaryconcepts.com/index.php/equine/veterinary-cases/veterinary-medical-bag-um-each.html/

Page 13

Veterinary Legacy

http://veterinarylegacy.blogspot.com/2011/04/water-for-elephants-trumpets-cornell.html/

Page 15

Carly Hodes

http://carlyhodes.com/2011/06/

Page 17

Cornell Vet Aperio

http://vet-aperio.vet.cornell.edu/

Pages 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27

Renee Hirt

 

Page 30

Sophorses

http://sophorses.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/patience/roentgen-mit-fahrstativ-light/

Page 32

The Equine Center

http://theequinecenter.com/?page_id=43

Page 35

All About Horses Guide

http://homeschool.websbysara.com/lessons/horses.htm

Page 37

The Horse

http://www.thehorse.com/photos/slideshows/30256/common-equine-skin-conditions

Page 39

Brown's Farrier Service

http://www.brownsfarrier.com/the-horses-mouth---blog.html

Page 41

Desktop Cave

http://www.desktopcave.com/puppy-and-kitten-desktop-wallpaper/