Vets In Training Program

Preschool Programs

Programs to enrich a child’s understanding of science and behavior through education & interaction with animals.

 Children are fascinated by animals and display a deep passion for animal welfare and well-being at an early age. The HousePaws Vets in Training Program embraces the human-animal bond through interaction and education. By providing hands-on experience-based education to each student in the program, the children are empowered to explore the natural world and the many facets of veterinary medicine.

Through our program, children will develop important strengths which are our core values, and learn practical life skills such as nutrition, helping, kindness, respect and more. The hands-on, collaborative format of much of our programming helps students engage directly with the subject matter and develops skills in teamwork and self-confidence.

Below are some of the classes that we can bring to your preschool. Don’t see a class you need to meet your monthly theme – just ask! With out extensive course catalog, we are sure to meet your needs!

Teddy Bear Clinic:

Who doesn’t like playing doctor? Each student will bring their own teddy bear as we learn how to give a physical exam and take care of common ailments. Children will learn bandaging as well as use some common veterinary tools.

Worms! Worms! Worms!

Through hands-on exploration and discussion, students will observe the physical characteristics and habits of these fascinating little wigglers, and learn the important role they play in composting. 

Marine Animals: 

Do sharks dream of chasing other fish?  Do whales sneeze?  Who is the principal of a school of fish?  These and many other questions will be answered as we look at our animal friends in the deep blue ocean.

All Creatures Great and Small:        

All hands on deck!  This round-floor discussion will allow the children to investigate, explore, and discover the individual animals of the learning center.  There will be a few animal surprises!


This Little Piggy Came to School:

A special guest is coming to Vets In Training to teach the students all about PIGS! Students will have the special opportunity to learn about their behavior and diet and participate in some fun “rooting” activities!

Grooming 101:

Students will be hands-on learning to groom animals from head-to-toe! Prepare to get wet!

Ticks, Tweezers, and Prickly Things:

As veterinarians, we remove all kinds of things from patients.  Veterinarians must learn to remove ticks, bot flies, and even prickly plants from their patients’ fur and skin.  VIT students will learn to use their removal skills on simulated patients during this super fun and interactive lab class!

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