Youth in Stratford have a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to become a veterinarian.  The Vets in Training program is back to in-person teaching after being forced online by the pandemic.  Children will learn animal behaviour, anatomy, and will even get to do basic physical exams.

The 5-week program is the Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth Humane Society’s most popular program according to Kathleen McCaughey, Manager, Community Programs at HSKWSP, “Even when it was only offered online, the spots filled up pretty quickly. Now that it’s offered in person, the veterinary staff running the program will be able to be more hands-on with the participants, as they practice the skills they learn during the program.”

Separate programs will be offered for youth ages 7-10, 10-14, and 14+. Each program is 5 weeks long and the cost starts at $250 per participant. Spots are very limited, as the program’s capacity is 10 participants only.

Jr. Vets in Training program for ages 7-10 starts October 12th in Stratford and October 13th in Kitchener.

Vets in Training program for ages 10-14 starts November 15th in Stratford and November 17th in Kitchener.

t. Vets in Training program for ages 14+ dates TBD. Visit the VIT registration page to get notified when registration is open.

Programs will be offered in person, with COVID-19 safety measures in place, and could be transitioned online if necessary to meet evolving pandemic guidelines.

To register click here