Royal Canin, a global pet nutrition company, and Vet Set Go, a community dedicated to aspiring young veterinarians, are continuing their partnership with the launch of the 2018 “Become A Veterinarian Camp Contest.”
The 2018 “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest” offers students entering sixth through eighth grade the chance to win a spot at Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from July 15-20, 2018. The prize package includes free tuition, meals and housing.
Three grand prize winners will be chosen to attend the camp to learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories and outdoor facilities. These dedicated students will learn about public health, food, animals, wildlife, anatomy, x-rays and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers while on the campus in Auburn, Alabama. Over the course of its 125-year history, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has produced more than 6,400 veterinarians and more than 500 specialists and researchers.
“Royal Canin believes veterinarians are at the core of making a better world for pets, and we recognize the importance of encouraging future veterinarians across the country to pursue their dreams,” said Dr. Brent Mayabb, Royal Canin’s chief veterinary officer and vice president of corporate affairs. “For aspiring veterinarians, it can be difficult to find opportunities where they can get experience working with animals at a young age. This contest is designed to help overcome this challenge and give students access to the world of veterinary medicine.”
To enter, students can share their personal story on why they want to become a veterinarian and include a photo of them helping or enjoying time with animals. Students, with the help of their parents, can enter the contest online between April 2 ̶ May 2, 2018.
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