Mini-Vet School Offers Glimpse Into Veterinary Life

January 26, 2010 - News Release

Pet owners, animal lovers and aspiring veterinarians can get a feel for what it's like to be a veterinarian during the Ontario Veterinary College's inaugural Mini-Vet School to be held at the University of Guelph next month.

Designed for people of all ages and backgrounds, the one-hour classes will be fun and informative. They will be taught by OVC faculty members and cover topics such as emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, parasites and bacteria, and animals that are also athletes.

“We’ve structured the evenings so that everyone can get the most out of the classes and experience how student veterinarians are taught at OVC,” said John Pegg, an OVC student and member of Global Vets.

All proceeds from the Mini-Vet School will go to support Global Vets, a student-based program at OVC that provides them with opportunities to study veterinary medicine overseas. This summer, students will be conducting relief work in Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia and Mexico.

“It’s a great way to learn about the animals that share our lives and to provide a window into the world of veterinarians,” Pegg said.

OVC Mini-Vet School runs Thursday for four weeks starting Feb. 25. Classes begin at 7 p.m., with two classes per night.

The cost of the program is $100 if you register before Feb. 1 and $125 afterward. Space is limited.

A complete list of courses and registration information are available online.

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