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;
- Preparing for a career in veterinary medicine;
- Emergency medicine and first aid;
- Equine reproduction;
- Cancer research;
- Clinical Observations at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and
- Necropsy – Please note that this is a real animal autopsy and can make some students queasy.
The program will be held June 18 – 22, 2018 from 12:45 p.m. – 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!