Cat Care and Handling
Dr. Byman
Anatomy & Physiology
Bergen County Horse Rescue

Rockland County 4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program

What is the 4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program?

The 4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program gives high school students (grades 9-12) an opportunity to explore veterinary careers and develop skills with experienced animal professionals.

In this 9-session series, participants will:

  • Gain Insight into Veterinary Science Careers
  • Explore Animal Health and Behavior 
  • Develop Skills with Experienced Professionals

Is there a program fee?

The program fee is $125 due with registration. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need.

When/Where does the program meet?

All Sessions (except for November 1st and 6th) are held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County (10 Patriot Hills Drive Stony Point, N.Y. 10980)

Tentative Schedule

  • Oct. 4: Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Robert Weiner, County Animal Hospital
  • Oct. 18: Animal Care and Shelter Management, Hi-Tor Animal Shelter (Tentative)
  • Oct. 25: Emergency Care
  • Nov. 1: Veterinary Skills with Rockland BOCES Animal Science Academy (Session at Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY 10994)
  • Nov. 6: Horse Care and Rehabilitation (Session at Bergen County Horse Rescue, 350 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahway, NJ 07430)
  • Nov. 8: Cat Care and Handling, Dr. Maureen Saunders, Cat Care Clinic of the Nyacks and Spring Valley Animal Hospital
  • Nov. 15: Anatomy & Physiology / Heart Dissection, Dr. Linda Atkins & Dr. Patricia Collins, Valley Cottage Animal Hospital
  • Nov. 22: Case Studies in Veterinary Medicine / Animal Dissection, Dr. Kenneth Byman, North Rockland Animal Hospital
  • Nov. 29: A “Day in the Life” of a Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Goldmann, Nanuet Animal Hospital
  • Dec. 6 (Optional): College & Career Panel
  • Snow Days: Dec. 13 & 20

Register for the 2021 Veterinary Science Program

Last updated September 9, 2021