The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has set September 26 as the date for its eighth annual “Vet School for a Day” program.
“Vet School for a Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the College of Veterinary Medicine’s campus in Athens and is designed to educate high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers available in veterinary medicine. The day includes a tour of the teaching hospital, a panel discussion by faculty veterinarians in a variety of specialties and the opportunity for high school students to meet veterinary student leaders. Students also will learn about the high standards for admission to the college and what they need to study to be prepared for veterinary school.
“Through this program, we hope to educate students and guidance counselors about the many career opportunities available within the field of veterinary medicine,” said Paige Carmichael, associate dean for academic affairs in the veterinary college.
Registration, which is required, is open Aug. 8 through Sept. 7. All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (parent, counselor or teacher). Students attend for free, but to help offset the cost for food, there is a $15 per person fee for each chaperone. The fee is payable on the day of the event.
For more information on the event, see http://www.vet.uga.edu/academic/vet_school_for_a_day.