SAN ANGELO – The West Texas Youth Veterinary Science Workshop, conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be held July 11-14 at the Tom Green County 4-H Center in San Angelo.

The event is open to all Texas youth, but as enrollment is limited to 30 students, early registration is advised. The camp is sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton, Schleicher and Tom Green counties.

Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent for Sutton County and the workshop’s coordinator, said the annual event introduces high school students to careers in veterinary science and related fields. Instructors will include veterinarians, university and Texas AgriLife Research faculty, AgriLife Extension and Texas Animal Health Commission personnel.

“Course topics will include: zoology, the Beef Quality Assurance Program, toxicology, parasitology, anaesthesiology, anatomy, nutrition, first aid, beef feedlot health management, large and small animal practice, necropsy and horse medicine,” Hernandez said. “The workshop will include classroom study, lab work and field trips.

“Participants must be of high school age, have an interest in veterinary science and be willing to work in teams,” he said.

Adult project guides are also needed and must pass a background check before participating, Hernandez said.

Applications must be submitted to the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County by June 15. Participants will be informed of their acceptance by June 21. Applications are available from any AgriLife Extension county office or by visiting .

Send applications to: AgriLife Extension Office-Sutton County. P.O. Box 1047, Sonora, TX 76950. Individual registration is $250, due on June 28. In the event of cancellations, refunds will be offered in full until July 2. The fee is non-refundable after July 2.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County at 325-387-3101.

Source: AgriLife Communications, Texas A&M University