All youth with an interest in veterinary science, between the ages of 13 and 18, can engage in a hands-on Veterinary Science educational opportunity this summer. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is offering a three-part 4-H Youth Development program series this summer from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Participants will gain basic knowledge of veterinary medicine techniques from local professionals in the field. The workshops will take place at the Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty. One special class will be held at Stone Wall Farms in Jeffersonville, NY. 4-H programs are open to the general public.
June 29 | A day in the life of a Vet Tech. Participants will learn from a panel what it takes to become a vet tech, daily routines in the exam room and office, and industry skills required.
July 6 | With help from Joyce Amels, LVT of NYS Department of Ag & Markets, the class will participate in poultry necropsy. Learn anatomy, basic structures, and their functions.
July 13 | Visit a local facility working with and examining ruminant animals, plus tips and tricks for catching issues early on. **This class will take place at Stonewall Farms in Jeffersonville, NY.
Cost is $15 per youth for the entire series or $10 for 4-H members, for the series. 4-H membership is free to all Sullivan County youth, ages 5 to 19.
Space is limited and pre-registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance. Seats are only guaranteed with payment. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling
Partial scholarships are available for this educational program, made possible with support from Sullivan Renaissance. In the event of financial hardship or special needs, the public can contact the office.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H Members have opportunities to connect to Cornell University, learn through hands-on activities, lead, be inspired, inspire others, and “Make the Best Better”. Anyone can join 4-H with thousands of other New York State members, volunteers, staff, and funders.
$15.00 per youth for series; $10 per 4-H member for series
Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754