4-H members get preview of veterinary field
Prospective future veterinarians were given a taste of what their careers might be like at Tuesday's 4-H Veterinary Science Project meeting.
The meeting, which was held at the Fort Bend County Extension office, included 80 children and parents.
Dr. Floron "Buddy" Faries, a professor and extension program leader for veterinary medicine, conducted the meeting and outlined the project goals and objectives along with the five-year curriculum plan.
The 4-H Veterinary Science Project is a five-year curriculum-based project with
100 lessons and 50 activities that give children interested in veterinary medicine opportunities to work in the field.
The project allows students to see if veterinary medicine is the career they would like to pursue. Hands-on training provides students the knowledge and skills that are expected of a veterinary assistant.
When they finish the program, 4-H members are awarded a certificate of completion presented by the Fort Bend County. Those completing the project with excellence are presented an additional certificate or plaque.
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