Middle-schoolers get taste of veterinary medicine at Auburn camp

Updated: Jul. 19, 2018 at 5:02 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Veterinary medicine applies to more than just cats and dogs, and Thursday, middle-schoolers from across the county saw that first hand at the Auburn University Junior Veterinary Camp.

Sixth through eighth graders from across the country were on Auburn's campus, getting a little hands on experience in veterinary medicine.

The junior vet camp showed kids the different animals that veterinarians see on an everyday basis.

"I really love to teach. When I was there age I didn't really know what I wanted to do, so had I had some guidance in that, it could have pushed me into this career path a little sooner and planned it out a little better," said Vet Camp Coordinator, Trey McElroy. "We like to give them just a taste of what vet med is like. So a lot of different hands on activities in as many different areas as we can get them in. So we do large animal stuff, small animal, some more specialty things like pathology, we get them out with the horses and the cattle, and we do some sheep and goats and that kind of thing."

Three different junior vet camps take place at Auburn every summer.

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