West Virginia University welcoming future veterinarians

February 1, 2012 by capwest
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This news release came from West Virginia University. Future veterinarians take note:



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Earning admission to veterinary school is extremely competitive, so early preparation is essential. Some units at West Virginia University are collaborating to offer 4-H members a day of information and activities that will help them along that path.

The fourth annual Davis-Michael 4-H Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, in the Agricultural Sciences Building on WVU’s Evansdale Campus. The event is designed for 4-Hers enrolled in dog, cat and veterinary science projects, and their families.

The program will provide an overview of WVU’s Davis-Michael Scholars Program, an innovative and challenging preparatory course for undergraduates preparing for veterinary study. Faculty from the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Service will lead a variety of activities and discussions.

“We will be doing some hands-on activities from the Dog, Cat, and Veterinary Science 4-H project books,” said Jean Woloshuk, Extension specialist in 4-H Youth Agriculture. “There will be a session on ‘How Do I Become a Veterinarian?’ and information about other possible veterinary careers.”

Special guests include the canine students of WVU’s service dog training course.

The Davis-Michael Scholars Program supports the pre-veterinary medicine programs of the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in the Davis College.

“The program was made possible through a generous donation from two Morgantown sisters, Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis Michael as result of their love of pets and their desire promote quality veterinary care in West Virginia,” said Bob Dailey, coordinator of the program.

The cost for the event is $8 per person, which includes program materials and lunch.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 29. For information and registration materials, please contact Woloshuk at 304-293-2708 or jean.woloshuk@mail.wvu.edu, or you can register online at: http://simpleforms.scripts.wvu.edu/daviscollege/dm4hday2012/.


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One Response to “West Virginia University welcoming future veterinarians”

  1. Just about any animal is threatening if it turns out mistreated as well as incorrectly trained. You can find many more responsible pet owners of self-proclaimed “high risk breeds” when compared to really serious mishaps. All pet owners will have to be thoroughly well-informed in the handling of his or her own dogs. Strong-willed canines need to have steady training. Pet owners are liable when it comes to their particular pets. Refrain from blaming the canines for their own idiot owners. I have owned Rottweilers for ages. You can ask some of the neighborhood children and kids who have grownup with my dogs, they are actually good and gentle. I properly trained them. I am responsible for them. The security and safety and level of comfort of my neighbours was an crucial element in the ownership of Rottwielers as the friendship and security my dogs provided me.My family and i have met many, well-trained Rottweilers and so-called “dangerous dogs”. It surely is the time to fault incompetent owners and always the dogs.

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