Service learning experiences are developed to address the needs of communities and to promote awareness of social issues. The need for programs related to animal healthcare in Latin American schools, especially in Costa Rica, provided the basis for this project. This article outlines the steps for involving college students in the implementation of an animal healthcare service learning project. Overall, this work implies that continuation of this type of project can help to bring expertise and importance to the future of communities of Costa Rica. The impact for the college students from this project has proven to be a valuable asset to their careers.
|Keywords:||Animal Science, Latin America, Service-Learning|
Research Assistant, Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Assistant Professor, Agronomy Department, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
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