Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tradition Continues at Cornell Vet School

Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Graduates of this year’s class of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine uphold a long-standing tradition of blowing up palpation sleeves as balloons and waving them during commencement. The plastic sleeves can be seen with the students in the rear. A total of 95 students graduated this year after their years of studying the care of both small and large animals. The palpation sleeves are long plastic sleeves that vets wear on their arms for internal examinations of large animals such as dairy cattle. The sleeves also are worn during artificial insemination procedures.

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