TRAPPE PA – Teens age 15-18 interested in learning more about what it takes to become a veterinarian can find out during a 4-H Teen Veterinary Science course, to be held on consecutive Thursdays from Feb. 3 (2010) to March 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. each session in the Animal Medical Center, 25 W. Third Ave., Trappe PA.

“We plan to address how to prepare for a career, look at schooling needs, and help participants experience some of the daily duties of a veterinarian or vet technician. We are very pleased to have the staff of the Animal Medical Center … again volunteering to be our instructors,” Montgomery County (PA) 4-H Coordinator Nancy Kadwill said.

Other topics to be covered include office visits and determining animal health, animal handling and safety, acupuncture, lab radiology, and parasite control. Participants may also have an opportunity to view a surgery procedure. A certificate will be presented to all who complete the course.

Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 18 teens. A $25 donation per person is requested to help cover the cost of materials and program support. For more information or to register, call 610-489-4315.

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