2019-2020 Veterinary Mentoring Program
The Anti-Cruelty Society, in partnership with The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, offers a unique program for high school students with a serious interest in veterinary medicine or animal science related careers. This academic opportunity introduces students to the many areas of science that they will encounter in veterinary school using a college lecture format. Students attend seminars one Saturday per month where they hear from veterinary professionals who will provide lectures on different topics related to animal care. The program explores how clinical science is used to diagnose and treat injury and disease in animals. Students in the Veterinary Mentoring Program will experience what a college lecture might be like as well as a look into the veterinary medicine field. Example lecture topics that have been explored in previous sessions of Vet Mentoring include small animal surgery, One Health, shelter medicine, animal behavior, and more!