UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ set for Sept. 24

August 5, 2014

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Athens, Ga. - Registration opens Aug. 6 for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's Vet School for a Day. Held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the college's campus, the program teaches high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine.

Registration, which is required, will close Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. Students from throughout Georgia and South Carolina are encouraged to attend.

Vet School for a Day includes a tour of the teaching hospital, a panel discussion by faculty veterinarians in a variety of specialties and the opportunity for the 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 exciting program, we educate students and guidance counselors about the many career opportunities available within the field of veterinary medicine," said Scott Brown, the acting associate dean for academic affairs. "Our goal is to make this a thought-provoking and informative event."

All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone—a 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, payable on the day of the event.

For more information or to register, see

Vet School for a Day is sponsored by the David Forehand Foundation, created in memory of alumnus Dr. David Forehand, who graduated from the college in 1976.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946 at UGA, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, conducting research related to animal and human diseases and providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share. The college enrolls 114 students each fall out of more than 900 who apply. For more information, see


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