A hands-on approach to education teaches career skills to students in Fisher, Minn. – AG Week

With the classmates of the veterinary science student grouped around the two, Schwarz talked Helgeson through the pre-examination process that included a cheerful greeting, sanitizing the exam room and weighing the chick.

The hands-on teaching methods resonate with her students, including juniors Helgeson and Joey Jorgenson.

“It teaches us a better understanding of what it takes to work in the clinic and to treat animals,” Helgeson said.

Jorgenson is learning the basic, practical skills he will need if he pursues a career as a veterinarian, he said.