Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Pet food maker Royal Canin will help send three schoolchildren to Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp this summer under a partnership with Vet Set Go, an initiative designed to interest young people in veterinary careers.
Three students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades will be selected to receive free tuition, meals and housing at Auburn’s annual camp in mid-July.
The “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest” is accepting entries through March 29 at http://bit.ly/2ENBT3f.
“Like many of my colleagues, my love for animals and desire to help them was awakened at a young age,” said Royal Canin scientific services manager Laura Pletz, DVM. “In early elementary school, I remember being so appreciative of the veterinarian who cared for my puppy when he broke his leg. I dreamed of being able to provide that same level of care for all animals, which is the moment I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian.
“I never strayed from that passion and would have loved to have had the opportunity to participate in a program such as Junior Vet Camp.”
Vet Set Go was founded by Chris Carpenter, DVM, MBA, who calls it the first and only web community dedicated to helping “tweens and teens explore their dreams of becoming a veterinarian.”