Summer Vet: Program for Future Veterinarians
College of Natural Sciences
Education and Outreach Center
The Summer Vet program is a student’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine! For students who are serious about becoming a veterinarian, this is a super opportunity to look into the real and sometimes gritty field of veterinary medicine.
Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth, hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is about. Participants meet professors, practitioners, and students in the discipline and have ample opportunity to talk with them.
Some of the activities of the program include:
- Examining skeletons and learning how specimens are prepared;
- Discussing preparation for a career in veterinary medicine;
- Studying emergency medicine and first aid;
- Equine reproduction;
- Cancer research in animals; and
- Observing clinical procedures in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The program is for students who will be entering the 10th through 12th grades in Fall 2017 and will be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.
The program will be held June 19 – 23, 2017 from 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and may be combined with the morning SciTrek program to make a full day of science related activities. Registration information and more can be found by visiting the Summer Vet Program website or contacting Courtney Butler, program coordinator. Come and join us for this unique experience!