Video: BRCC students work with exotic animals

Baton Rouge Community College veterinary technology students welcomed a few foreigners to class Monday.

Students with the Barn Hill Preserve in Ethel showed Registered Veterinary Technician Clinical Coordinator Rebecca Wesley’s summer class a Kookaburra, a terrestrial tree kingfisher native to Australia and New Guinea, a Harlequin Macaw, a cross of the Blue and Gold Macaw with a Green-Winged Macaw native to South America, and a kinkajou, a rainforest mammal that can be found from central Mexico into southeastern Brazil.

Wesley’s exotic animal medicine lecture class is part of BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program, a two-year, full-time curriculum that began in 2011.