Youth learn about being a veterinarian at vet camp

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Libbie Veit of Odebolt looks on as Wendie Veit of Odebolt checks Anna McCollough, Wall Lake, heartbeat.

Twelve youth visited the Sac County Extension and Outreach Office for a full day of vet camp on Monday June 5th.

The youth learned about taking care of pets with a very informative talk by Vera Thomas of Early and her dog, Boots.

The youth also learned all about the bone structure of a variety of animals, played a game “Are You Smarter Than a Vet?”, rotated between stations that included giving injections, practicing clipping nails, learning about the ear notching system for swine, listening to heart beats and giving prescriptions to animals.

Vera Thomas of Early and her dog Boots talk about training dogs. / Photos submitted

The end of the day included giving a presentation to the parents to showcase what they learned by playing charades. For more information about the clinic or to join 4-H, please contact the Sac County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-662-7131 or email: erpeldin@iastate.edu.