Free mini-veterinary school for children
Each year in October, Drs Nancy and Rachel of Companion’s Animal Hospital in St. Cloud organize a “Mini Vet School” for teens 12 to 15 years old who want to learn what it takes to work in veterinary care.
I have had the opportunity to visit many children this year, and they have all been so grateful for the great opportunity to learn what it takes to become a vet, vet assistant or just whatever it is. is that of working in a veterinary clinic environment. .
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
All of the kids were big animal fans, and some of them were just exploring their opportunities, while others were there to follow their passions. One of the students has wanted to become a veterinarian since she was three years old. My dog Gloria had her biannual checkup last night just before the event so she was able to hang out and meet all the kids on their break.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Classes were held on Monday evenings for four weeks, where the students split into groups and worked with veterinary technicians as well as vets to learn a lot of different things.
Last night, they were learning to do points for animals. Over the past few weeks, they’ve learned about what happens on a wellness visit, like checking for joint pain, looking into their ears and eyes, and more.
Another week, they focused on the importance of dental health, learning how to take x-rays and determining if the animal’s teeth needed dental care.
Ava Collier won a drawing they had last night, which allows her to observe a vet for an entire day.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
If you think your kids are interested in the field of veterinary care, you can mark your October calendar for next year and contact them to make sure your child can register for this one-time free event. .