Young future veterinary students gather around Courtney Campbell, DVM, dipl. ACVS to learn veterinary surgery techniques at VMX 2023.
On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., more than 50 minority middle school students will gather at the Hyatt Regency Orlando for “Believe & Belong in Veterinary Medicine,” suiting up in surgical gowns, masks, and booties – just like real-life animal doctors and technicians, to practice their veterinary medical skills. Alongside a diverse group of veterinary experts, the underserved youth will try their hand at immersive training experiences that include:
- Practice drawing blood using a model in the clinical pathology station, utilizing suturing models at the surgery station, performing CPR in the ER station and observing physical examinations.
- Other workshop stations will focus on veterinary surgery, emergency medicine, clinical pathology and preventive care.
- An educational station on animal nutrition will provide education about obesity and proper nutrition in pets.
- Educational sessions on various topics related to the different pathways in veterinary medicine and a day in the life of a veterinary professional.