Youth Summer Opportunities

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The West Texas Youth Veterinary Science Workshop will be held June 2-6 at the Tom Green County 4-H Center in San Angelo.

The event is open to all Texas youth, but as enrollment is limited to 30 students, early registration is advised. The camp is sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton, Schleicher, Irion and Tom Green counties.

The annual event introduces high school students to careers in veterinary science and related fields. Instructors will include veterinarians, university and Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty, AgriLife Extension and other professionals.

Course topics will include: zoology, toxicology, parasitology, anaesthesiology, anatomy, nutrition, first aid, livestock health management, large and small animal practice, horse science and more. The workshop will include classroom study, lab work and field trips.

Participants must be of high school age, have an interest in veterinary science and be willing to work in teams.

Adult project leaders can also apply, but must pass a background check before participating.

Applications are now available and must be submitted to the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County by May 10. Applications are available from any AgriLife Extension county office or by visiting .

Send applications to: AgriLife Extension Office-Sutton County. P.O. Box 1047, Sonora, TX 76950. Individual registration is $360.00, due on May 22. In the event of cancellations, refunds will be offered in full until May 24. The fee is non-refundable after May 24.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County at 325-387-3101.

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