Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has set Sept. 24 as the date for its 2014 Vet School for a Day program. The annual event will be held on the college’s campus and educates high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine. Students from throughout Georgia and South Carolina are encouraged to attend.
The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 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, the college’s associate dean for academic affairs.
Registration, which is required, will be open from Aug. 6 through Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. 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.
Vet School for a Day is sponsored by the David Forehand Foundation, created in memory of alumnus Dr. David Forehand, who received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the college in 1976. For more information on the event, see www.vet.uga.edu/academic/vet_school_for_a_day.
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 102 students each fall out of more than 900 who apply. For more information, see www.vet.uga.edu.