In a joint partnership with South Putnam Animal Hospital’s veterinarians in Mahopac, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is sponsoring a six-week Junior Vet Program Series. The series is open to Putnam County youth 9 to 14 years old. Membership in 4-H is not required.

This program will be an introduction to explore a career in the vet sciences with hands-on-learning and a chance to shadow local veterinarians. A session of continuous Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., begins March 31 and concludes May 12.

A tentative schedule includes a tour of the animal hospital, explanation of equipment, review of requirements to keep pets healthy, discussion of the heart and other vital organs, learning of animal body language, animal restraint and safety, and basics of dog training.

The registration fee of $100 for non-4-H members, or $70 for 4-H members, will include enrollment and workbook materials. Prior participants are not eligible. Space is limited to 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is advised. Only a non-refundable, paid registration will reserve workshop space.

A registration form is available at Call 845-278-6738.

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