Athens, Ga. – Registration opens Aug. 8 for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s “Vet School for a Day” program.
This year, for the first time, the college is encouraging high school students from South Carolina to join high school students from Georgia for the event. “Vet School for a Day” is held on the UGA campus in Athens and educates high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine.
This year’s program will be held Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It 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.
Registration is required and will be open through Sept. 7. All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone-a parent, counselor or teacher. Students attend for free; to help offset the cost for food, there is a $15 per-person fee for each chaperone payable on the day of the event.
“Vet School for a Day” is sponsored by the David Forehand Foundation, created in memory of alumnus Dr. David Forehand (D.V.M., ’76). For more information or to register, see http://www.vet.uga.edu/academic/vet_school_for_a_day.
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, 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 102 students each fall out of more than 600 who apply. For more information, see www.vet.uga.edu.