Monday, April 17, 2017

Do You Know an Aspiring Veterinarian? Help Them Enter This Vet Camp Scholarship Contest -Dr. Chris Carpenter DVM

Photo Courtesy of Vet Set Go


I was 11 years old when I told my mother that I wanted to become a veterinarian.   That doesn’t make me unique.   The majority of veterinarians practicing today made their career choice before they were 13 years of age.  Veterinary medicine is a calling that starts early in life.

The challenge is that it is hard to explore your dream at such an early age.  
You want animal experience but so few organizations will let you volunteer until you are older.   You also yearn to see what an animal doctor does but many hospitals have policies that only allow older teens to shadow the veterinarian.   In time, you discover that there are a lot of age barriers to exploring your dream of becoming a veterinarian.  That is why I created Vet Set Go.
Photo Courtesy of Vet Set Go


Vet Set Go  is the first and only community dedicated to teen and tween aspiring veterinarians.  Our goal is simple, ENCOURAGE today’s future veterinarians to explore their dream and show them HOW the can do it today.   We provide lots of ideas and one of my favorites is veterinary camps.  

Veterinary camps didn’t exist when I was a future veterinarian. 
They are amazing programs that a small number of veterinary schools in North America provide for younger students.  While they vary slightly from school to school, campers typically spend 5 days exploring veterinary medicine and getting hands on experience with animals.  In fact, campers often do things that I didn’t do until I was in veterinary school – like gowning and gloving for surgery.   They are truly a future vet’s heaven.

Photo Courtesy of Vet Set Go

That is why we are so excited to be offering three scholarships for future veterinarians to attend this summer’s Auburn University’s Junior VET Camp .  All aspiring veterinarians need to do is share their story and send us a photo   The contest runs through May 4th, 2017.

Surveys have shown us that “veterinarian” is the number one career choice of tweens.  
So chances are good you know a future veterinarian or have one in your family.   Help them explore their dream today.  Share the Vet Set Go website and contest page  with the future veterinarian in your life.


20 comments:

  1. What an awesome program! We don't know any aspiring veterinarians (or aspiring anybody, for that matter - we don't know a lot of kids!), but if we did, my human would send them this way!

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  2. That is so great to have the chance for young peeps to find out first hand what their future might entail. Pawsome indeed!

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  3. That sounds like such a cool program!

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  4. That is such a wonderful thing and hopefully many good Vets. will come from it!

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  5. Geez, I hope they have one of these for old geezers like me...LOL! The only aspiring vets that I know are already in college, but I'll keep my eyes and ears open! Great post!

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  6. What a great idea. I knew a young man around 13 who wanted to be a vet. I'm sure by now he is. He had a passion. He also had rich grandparents.

    Have a fabulous day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  7. What a great idea! I know a lot of people who would have loved this - I'll have to think of any younger people I know who might like it now.

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  8. This sounds like such a good program! That's also interesting that vets are the number one career choice of tweens.

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  9. Wow! This sounds like a great opportunity for kids to "test out" their dreams.

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  10. This is so wonderful! I wish I knew an aspiring veterinarian. This really is a great opportunity for young people.

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  11. What a cool program...and contest!

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  12. What a COOL program! Mommy is going to share with her coworker. Her daughter is a future cat lady and maybe she would like to be a vet!

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    1. That is pawesome!!!!! Hoping lots of kids enter!

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