Photo essay: ‘Wizard of Pawz’
April 18, 2015
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Mason Baldwin, 4, milks a mechanical cow with the assistance of his mother Torrey Baldwin. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Animal lovers from far and near converged on the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine campus April 10-11 for the “Wizard of Pawz There’s No Place Like Home” open house where they enjoyed informative tours, fun activities and animal demonstrations.
Veterinary students and staff, serving as hosts, greeted guests young and old — from prospective students pondering career choices to youngsters whose main goal was to spend the day petting llamas, snuggling with Mr. T (a very large and friendly English Mastiff) or attending any of the other kid-friendly events where they learned about veterinary medicine and general animal behavior, health and welfare. All in all, the “Wizard of Pawz” was a howling success.
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Abbie Ammon takes a selfie with Mr. T, an English Mastif owned by Kendall Sizemore, while visiting ‘Wizard of Pawz’, Saturday. When Kendall was asked if Mr. T was allowed in the bed, the answer was a resounding no. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Joiner Brewer, 6, from left, and her big sister Marlee, 12, join twin sisters MacKenzie and Madison Bounds, 11, in donning surgical masks while visiting the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine mobile clinic. Joiner and Marlee are daughters of Kevin and Clare Brewer and the twins are daughters of Clay and Meegan Loftin. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Megan Doolittle runs Halo the border collie through an obstacle course during ‘Wizard of Pawz’. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Cadence Reese, 7, daughter of Megan and Chance Reese, checks out her cat face painting provided by Lori Nichols in the Feline Room. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Emerald Barrett, right, gives the Skeleton Tour, which featured the bony inner structures of a variety of animals including the dolphin in the foreground. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff
Houston Davis, 6, son of Lia and Vince Davis, performs surgery on pillows with the assistance of Lindsey Honsinger. Photo by: Mark Wilson/Dispatch Staff