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Register with 4-H for Animals and Medicine

dogCome and explore veterinary medicine through the unique youth program, “Animals and Medicine”. Sponsored by Tompkins County 4-H, and designed for students in 9th – 12th grade, this mini-course caters to those with a sincere interest in biology, medicine, and animals. There will be a $50 registration fee to cover the cost of all program material and resources, including a pizza party at the final meeting.

“Animals and Medicine” will take place at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The program will be held Friday evenings from April 6 – May 11. This six-week mini-course will be taught by Cornell veterinary students, and lessons will incorporate guest presentations by veterinary professors with Cornell’s vast teaching resources. Each week will focus on a different animal species or group of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, ruminants, swine, and exotics. Hands-on activities will be comprised of practicing a physical exam, discovering the inner workings of the rumen, learning about different anatomy, and getting messy with dissection.

Enrollment in “Animals and Medicine” is limited; parents are welcomed to stay. Partial scholarships are available to assist with the registration fee. Please contact Sarah Richards-Desai, 4-H Administrative Assistant, at to register or for a scholarship application. Registration deadline is March 16. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins County provides equal program and employment opportunities.