Future Vets Like Me
What are other future veterinarians doing? How are they helping animals? What advice do they have for me?
The most thrilling thing that’s ever happened to Kayla while volunteering at H.A.W.K.E. is the time Melanie Cain-Stage, founder of the organization, taught her how to feed a baby Red Shoulder Hawk. “She showed me how to push the food down its throat – far enough down so it wouldn’t choke,” Kayla remembers. “I love helping Melanie.
Crocodilians anyone? I’m talking about alligators, crocodiles, gharials and caimans. No place has more of them than the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and their zoo camp lets you get up-close to so many of these fantastic animals. This is just one more example of why zoo camps are the place for future veterinarians.
What are the other kids who want to be veterinarians doing? As you’ll see, a lot of them are going to zoo and veterinary camps! In this film, I spent the week at a Zoo Camp in Jacksonville, Florida because I wanted to show you what zoo camps are all about. Check this film out and see if zoo camps are a good fit for you.
Katelyn Williams is a smart 12-year old, in seventh grade, who has worked with animals since she was 7. At her young age, she has already operated on a cow with a veterinarian, and says she wants to be a veterinarian because she likes saving animals’ lives.
At the EQUI-KIDS ranch, Savannah takes on a number of duties including feeding and brushing the horses, mucking out the stalls, and working as a side walker. In the last role, Savannah is able to see, up close, the amazing impact that the horses can have on children with a disability.
Whether she is helping abandoned animals find permanent homes, giving vaccinations to feral cats, or fostering a litter of puppies, Anny Huang of Davis, California, volunteers to help animals nearly every day of her life.
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