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

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

This educational event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21, 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.

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.

An overview of the West Virginia Veterinary School Contract system for West Virginia residents will also be presented.

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. For additional information or to register, please visit http://davismichael.wvu.edu/activities/2013-veterinary-career-day. All attendees and accompanying parents or guardians should register individually.

Registration forms must be completed and returned by Sept. 13 and will be limited to the first 175 forms received.

The Davis-Michael Scholars Program was established to support the pre-veterinary medicine program within the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in the Davis College. This was made possible through a generous bequest from two Morgantown sisters, Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis Michael. The Scholars Program is a direct result of their love of pets and their desire to foster quality veterinary care in West Virginia.

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CONTACT: Tammy Blake, Davis-Michael Scholars Program
304-293-1951, DavisMichael@mail.wvu.edu

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