Kitasato Delegation Caps off Visit with Fun-filled Events

August 26, 2016

Kitasato student, Kiko Hori, checks on VTH Large Animal Hospital patient, Peanut, a Vietnamese Potbelly Pig.

Kitasato student, Kiko Hori, checks on VTH Large Animal Hospital patient, Peanut, a Vietnamese Potbelly Pig.

The Kitasato University delegation of nine veterinary students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Ryota Terashima, wrap up their two-week visit to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine today (Friday, August 26).  PVM faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell ceremony from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Lynn 1192. The delegation has been here since Saturday, August 13. The Japanese veterinary students have spent time in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, gaining first-hand exposure to veterinary clinical education in the U.S. Their itinerary also has included a variety of fun activities to introduce them to Indiana and local attractions and culture, including a summer picnic, which was held Wednesday, August 24, at Munger Park in Lafayette. Thankfully the rain stayed away leaving perfect weather for a water balloon toss, food and some acrobatics thrown in the mix.

PVM has a longstanding sister-university relationship with the Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences in Towada City, Japan. Please stop by today’s farewell ceremony to recognize the students and Dr. Terashima, and enjoy some refreshments as they conclude their time at Purdue.

Click here to view a gallery of photos from their time at PVM.

It was game-on in a water balloon toss during the summer cookout event held for the Kitasato delegation Wednesday, August 24.

It was game-on in a water balloon toss during the summer cookout event held for the Kitasato delegation Wednesday, August 24.

Kitasato students relax at a fun-filled cookout at Munger Park after a busy two-week visit to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kitasato students relax at a fun-filled cookout at Munger Park after a busy two-week visit to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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