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College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Kansas State University
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Activities and Services

One of  the most useful ways to learn is to gain hands on experience by shadowing experienced veterinarians. Students have found the following two shadow programs to be extremely valuable:

  • KSU ICU Shadow Program - Veterinary students sign up to spend time in the ICU at the teaching hospital. They gain hands-on experience by helping the senior student with hourly rounds and being involved In all work-ups of incoming emergency cases.  During the diagnosis and treatment, students may observe radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy, and surgery on the patient.

  • Kansas CityEmergency Clinic Shadow Program - Veterinary students can spend weekends at a busy Kansas City Emergency Clinic. Students can follow the emergency clinician from the exam room to the work-up and treatment of the patient. This is a very busy emergency clinic which is connected to a referral practice with Internists, Surgeons, Oncologists, Dermatologists and more specialists. The emergency clinic has a great case load and excellent doctors who are great to work with.


  • Recycling Program - Veterinary students collect recyclable materials in bins through out the veterinary school with bi-monthly collections.