High School students from around the world come to Cornell University to study vet medicine during the summer.

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High Schoolers study veterinary medicine through Cornell's Precollege Studies Program

High school students from around the world come to Cornell University to live on campus and study veterinary medicine during the summer through the Precollege Studies Program. Students work with Cornell faculty, earn college credit and gain a Cornell transcript.

The video above gives a taste of what high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can expect during the three-credit course Veterinary Medicine: Science and Practice (VTBMS 1200) taught by Paul Maza, senior lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine. In a span of three weeks, students learn about anatomy and physiology, participate in labs and get hands-on practice with real veterinary professionals. 

For more information, see Veterinary Medicine: Science and Practice. Applications for summer 2023 classes open in late January. 

Visit SCE News for more stories on programs offered by Cornell's School of Continuing Education.

Shelley Preston is the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions’ communications and marketing specialist.

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