Welcome to the 2020 Winter Session I
Middle and High School Aged Students:
The Interns; The Residents; Home school students (Student age grades 6-12)
Students will spend five weeks exploring many aspects of veterinary medicine in a hands-on, interactive way. All lessons will be taught at an age-appropriate level. Students should prepare for many special visitors AND unique activities!
This session will run from the week of January 6th through the week of February 3rd and is perfect for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, who love animals, science and learning.
Session topic schedule:
Week 1: Zoonotic Illness
Certain diseases cross species. Veterinarians keep people safe by controlling disease in animals. This class will focus on types of zoonotic disease and outbreaks and how to control these diseases.
Week 2: Animal Behavior: Anti-Bullying Workshop
Children can learn important life-lessons by studying animal behavior. Through real-life demonstrations of non-human animal behavior, children will come to the agreement that bullying is unacceptable and that true leadership comes with demonstrating kindness, patience, empathy, and understanding.
Week 3: Anesthesia
This is the branch of medicine concerned with anesthesia and anesthetics. Students will learn about the machines used to anesthetize animals and the delicate balance of using medications in this way. Note: No anesthetic medication will be released or used during this lesson.
Week 4: Pre-Vet Techs, Little Vet Techs, Ready Vet Go: Basics for all Living Things
All living things require certain basic needs for survival and more importantly, good health. Students will learn and discuss these basics and design healthy habitats for different species using these guidelines.
Week 4: Horses 101
It takes more than just a love of horses to practice equine medicine! In this class students will learn medical concerns and practices, handling and safety, care and husbandry!
Week 5: Wildlife Encounter
What should you do if you find a baby bunny all alone? What’s the best thing to do if you come across a bird with a broken wing? Students will learn how to conduct themselves in the presence of wild animals. Sick, injured, and healthy animals all react differently. Students will explore what they can do to keep wildlife safe.
Please note prices indicated are for program registration for one child for the amount listed for each class. Additional student discounts will appear in the registration system once you add additional student in the system. Please contact our staff at VIT@HousePawsMobileVet.com for information about registering and paying by check, but note that registration is not complete until payment is made.
Sessions meet weekly between the week of January 6th through the week of February 3rd
Grades 7-8: The Interns / 9-12 The Residents
Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, $80
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, $80
Home School Special (Student age grades 6-12) with added ½ hour (Hospital/Enrichment Time)
Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm, $125
HousePaws Vets in Training Registration Information
All classes listed are scheduled to take place at the HousePaws Vets in Training Education Center located at 833 Centerton Road, in Mount Laurel, NJ.
- We will give you advance notice if we have to cancel any classes for any reason.
- Sibling discounts are available: 5% off for second child and 10% off for third.
- Contact an administrator if you would like to purchase any classes short of a 5-week session.
- Contact an administrator if you would like a time slot that is not on the set schedule.
Parents are always welcome to stay and watch during all of the sessions as long as there is space available and the learning environment is not disrupted.
Please read our cancellation policy here, Cancellation Policy
If you have any questions about the program or registration, please feel free to contact:
Jasmine Zucker, Program Director
HousePaws Vets in Training Program