* WHO :* More than 60 students from West Virginia 4-H programs in 22 counties, faculty and students from the West Virginia University Davis-Michael Scholars Program and WVU Extension Service

* WHAT :* First Davis-Michael 4-H Day, a chance to learn about proper pet care and careers in veterinary medicine

This event gives 4-Hers an idea of what it takes to become a veterinarian and what the profession is like, and it introduces them to other animal care careers. Faculty and students from the Davis-Michael Scholars Program in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences and specialists from the WVU Extension Service lead 4-Hers and their families through a variety of hands-on activities and education sessions. Participants also enjoy an introduction to the puppies of WVU s service dog training course and a session onHow Do I Become a Veterinarian?

* WHEN :* Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (service dog session at noon; question-and-answer session with a veterinarian at 12:30 p.m.)

* WHERE :* Agricultural Sciences Building, WVU Evansdale Campus

* MEDIA AVAILABILITY :* Members of the media are invited to cover activities and interview instructors throughout the day. For a full schedule, contact David Welsh at 304-293-2329 ext. 1 or ” dwelsh@wvu.edu rel=nofollow> dwelsh@wvu.edu .

* MORE INFORMATION :*

  • More than 500 youths in West Virginias thriving 4-H program are participating in cat, dog and veterinary science projects. Some 44,000 West Virginia youngsters are enrolled in 4-H programs throughout the state, with 7,600 adult volunteers serving as leaders and mentors. For more information, visit http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/depts/famyou/4-H&Youth.htm .
  • The Davis-Michael Scholars Program was established to support the pre-veterinary medicine program within the Division of Animal and Nutritional Science in the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences. It is made possible through a generous legacy from two Morgantown sisters, Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis Michael. The program is a direct result of their love of pets and desire for quality veterinary care in West Virginia.

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