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Department of Equine Science

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 Volunteer Orientation Day

Join us Saturday, August 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This is open to all community members, 18 years and older, interested in volunteering at the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science.  The session will start off with a tour of the facility and then move to the classroom for a slide presentation on what the program includes and how to begin the sign-up process.

The Knowlton Center address is 600 N. Spring Rd. Westerville, OH. If you have questions, please email WHovey@otterbein.edu or call 614-823-1679.  

Learn by Doing

Not only will you receive an exciting educational experience in the Department of Equine Science at Otterbein, but you'll learn by doing. You will trim hooves, make your own horse shoes, give injections, and bandage legs, just to name a few of the skills taught here. You will attend local shows and trade fairs such as the Equine Affaire, veterinary seminars, Quarter Horse Congress, and Rolex. Otterbein also encourages student research.

Choose from Three Majors, One Minor

We offer a variety of equine science degree programs including equine preveterinary medicine, equine business management, equine veterinary technology, as well as a minor in equine studies. Learn more.

Our Mission

The Department of Equine Science provides a transformative educational experience preparing students to participate effectively, professionally and ethically within the growing equine industry. Instruction is enhanced by our commitment to provide:

  • Authentic experiences through hands-on applied skills and industry involvement
  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative learning experiences
  • Exploration of the human/equine bond
  • Creative and professional development
  • Technological competency
  • Development of leadership in the equine industry including civic engagement, and local and global sustainability.

/ Department of Equine Science

The Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science is located at 600 N. Spring Rd., Westerville. Mapquest directions.

At the Knowlton Center

Wendy Hovey, Administrative Assistant
p / 614.823.3020
f / 614.823.1585
e / whovey@otterbein.edu

On Campus
Donna Rhodeback, Administrative Assistant
p / 614.823.1517
f / 614.823.3042
e / drhodeback@otterbein.edu

/ Virtual Tour

Visit the Knowlton Center for Equine Science in Otterbein's Virtual Tour.

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