Recently first and second year veterinary students and their advisors from OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences visited the homes of Mobile Meals’ clients to provide pet health care to those in need.

True to their Christian beliefs to provide community service to the citizens of Stillwater, the Christian Veterinary Fellowship student group contacted Mobile Meals, a United Way agency. The group surveyed Mobile Meals’ clients to determine how many were pet owners in need of health care.

On a Saturday, six veterinary students, along with two faculty advisors, provided in-home physical exams, vaccinations and basic wellness care to the pets of Mobile Meals’ clients.

“It was a great learning experience,” said Sarah Sossamon, project organizer. “We saw four cats and four dogs during our visits.”

Students participating were Barbara Braziel, Sara Sossamon and Jennifer Steinback of the class of 2008, Rebecca Brown and Katie Carpenters members of the class of 2009. Advisors were Dr. Jill Brunker and Dr. Katrina Meinkoth.

“People were excited to see us,” explains Jennifer Steinback. “It was a neat opportunity to meet with people and share the knowledge we have.”

“It is good to administer all of God’s creation,” adds Sossamon.

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