As if the courses “Neuroanatomy” and “Cell Biology and Genetics” weren’t difficult enough, three first-year Cornell University veterinary students last year signed
up for what was essentially a class in video production.
The trio didn’t earn extra credit hours, but they will be
credited with playing leading roles in the new reality TV
series “Vet School,” which premieres Sept. 19 on the cable
channel Nat Geo Wild.
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Zeus’ owners will be counting the golf balls he retrieves more closely now. A radiograph of the 1-year-
old red Doberman pinscher’s stomach
revealed multiple round objects that upon
surgery turned out to be 26 golf balls.
The radiograph is the top winner in
Veterinary Practice News’ 2015 radiograph
contest, They Ate WHAT? Trupanion pet
insurance of Seattle sponsored the contest.
Gordon Schmucker, DVM, of Lisbon Veterinary Clinic in Ohio submitted the winning
radiograph and will receive $1,500 to use
toward unreimbursed medical expenses.
Radiographs of Labrador puppies—of
course!—won second and third prizes with
rads showing the end of a fishing pole and
a door hinge. After surgery, the latter pup
ate her IV line, including tape and veterinary wrap.
THEY ATE X-RAY CONTEST WINNERS 2 0 1 5 WHAT
Vet School, Page 14
26 GOLF BALLS LATER
Story, Page 30
A new TV series, “Vet School,”
documents the lives of Cornell
By Ken Niedziela, Veterinary Practice News
“Vet School” cameras were on campus last school year. From left, Aziza Glass,
Cristina Bustamante, Hannah Brodlie and Dan Cimino.
Animals ingest the darnedest things.
Dr. Jack Stephens,
who founded the pet
in North America,
receives a lifetime
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