Are you a student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine?

If so, join the West Virginia University Davis-Michael Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association for the third annual Veterinary Career Day.

This educational event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

The morning session will feature a series of short presentations from a variety of veterinary professionals, and the afternoon will give attendees an opportunity to interact one on one with presenters and educators. Highlights will include:

  • Veterinarians will offer insight on what their position entails professionally and what a typical “day” practicing veterinary medicine includes.
  • Faculty from the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will be present to discuss the Davis-Michael Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program.
  • Representatives of several veterinary colleges will also be on-hand to introduce students to veterinary school and answer questions.
  • An overview of the West Virginia Veterinary School Contract system for West Virginia residents will also be presented. West Virginia contracts with Auburn University, Mississippi State University, and the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to afford tuition for qualified West Virginia residents.

The event is open to high school and college students interested in learning more about the field of veterinary medicine. Parents, high school teachers, counselors and college advisers are also welcome to attend.

Those with allergies should be aware that live animals may be a part of the day.

The program is free; however, if desired, lunch can be provided at the Alumni Center for a cost of $10. If you would like to participate, please fill out and submit the registration form found at All attendees and accompanying parents or guardians should register individually.

Registration forms must be completed and returned by Oct. 19 and will be limited to the first 150 forms received.



CONTACT: David Welsh; Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

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