In the Veterinary Science Program, instructor Michael D’Abruzzo told parents that he views second-year students in his class as “teachers and leaders” who are not only helping first-year students but also learning a lot of new material that will prepare them for jobs in the veterinary science industry.
“A lot of my students are learning a lot of new things,” Mr. D’Abruzzo said. “If they really know the material, then they can master other skills.”
The class, he explained, will follow the program’s curriculum but will also be driven by the students’ interests. When a few of them recently expressed an interest in marine biology, Mr. D’Abruzzo told them he would install a fish tank in the classroom. He also plans to bring in additional animals to cater to the interests of the class.