Date: July 13 - July 17, 2020
Date: July 20 - July 24, 2020
Program length: 1 week
This is a commuter program located at the UMass Mt. Ida campus in Newton, MA. Class runs from 9am - 4pm M - F. Housing is not available for this program.
The Veterinary Technology Summer Pre-College program invites rising junior and senior high school students to discover various aspects of the Veterinary Technology profession and the role of the veterinary technician within the larger context of veterinary medicine and animal care. During this five-day experience, students will work with faculty from the UMass Veterinary Technology Program. This day program is scheduled to run in a one-week session, Monday through Friday. Session 1 will run July 13-17, Session 2 will run July 20-24.
Students in this program will explore facets of the practice of small animal veterinary medicine on the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton, MA. Rotations on this campus will focus on animal behavior, anatomy of domestic animal species, laboratory clinical diagnostic procedures, radiographic and other diagnostic imaging techniques, anesthesia methods and monitoring, small animal surgery, and other aspects of the practice of veterinary medicine.
Students will travel to the main campus in Amherst to work with livestock on the UMass Hadley farm. Field trips are also planned as a part of the program to expose students to the practice of emergency and specialty veterinary medicine as well as aspects of animal care and the veterinary profession outside of private clinical practice.
*In your letter of interest, please describe your animal-related experiences, your long-term career goals, and what you hope to gain from the Veterinary Technology Pre-college course.
Admissions are rolling.