4-H Junior Vet Program Open for Registration

Program limited to 12 students ages 9-14

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and the South Putnam Animal Hospital are co-sponsoring a six-week 4-H Junior Vet program for children and teens 9 to 14 years old.

The program is designed to introduce students to the Veterinary Sciences with hands-on-learning and a chance to shadow local veterinarians. It will take place on six Mondays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the South Putnam Animal Hospital in Mahopac beginning Oct. 26. The program concludes Nov. 30 with a trip to Northfolk Stables in Putnam Valley.

Dr. Kathi Heiber teaches 4-H Junior Vet Series (photo provided)

Dr. Kathi Heiber teaches 4-H Junior Vet Series (photo provided)

The tentative schedule includes a tour of the animal hospital and an explanation of the equipment, plus discussion on how to keep pets healthy, the heart and other vital organs, how to read animal body language, restraint and safety and the basics of dog training.

The fee is $70 for 4-H members, or $100 otherwise. Prior participants are not eligible, and space is limited to 12 students. A non-refundable, paid registration reserves a spot. Visit putnam.cce.cornell.edu for a form, or call 845-278-6738 for more information.

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