Veterinary Medicine Partners with 4-H Youth Development
4-H member at the 4-H Vet Med Field Day
What Has ANR Done?The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Vet Student Outreach Club hosted a one-day interactive Veterinary Science Education Outreach event for 4-H members. 4-H members compared healthy and diseased organs of different animals in the anatomy lab. They viewed the internal organs and skeletons of a diverse array of animals. The youth saw demonstrations on electrocardiograms and learned techniques used to read x-rays. They concluded with an in-depth tour of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
4-H Introduces Youth to Vet Med CareersMore than 80 4-H members, ages 9 to 18, and adult volunteers from Sonoma and Lake counties learned about the increasing need for livestock veterinarians and about what it takes to become a UC Davis veterinary student. The group got an in-depth view of what a veterinary student does on a day-to-day basis. The youth left understanding the need to work hard and to take the right coursework as early as high school to achieve a career in veterinary medicine.
Clientele Testimonial"In the end I had learned much about pursuing the career of a veterinarian and I look forward to it now, more than I ever did before." - Brianna Marsh, Kelseyville 4-H Club
"One parent said that his 12-year-old daughter was alive with her enthusiasm from the day, and the father commented that his career choices might have been different if he had this experience 30 years ago! I am most committed to doing this tour again next year." - Paul Palmatier, DVM and Sonoma County 4-H Volunteer
Supporting Unit:Veterinary Medicine Extension
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