SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County 4-H invites youth ages 12-18 years to participate in a 6-week program focusing on veterinary medicine annually for their Vet Science Project. Veterinarians and other professionals in the animal science field teach youth about their specialty. This year Saratoga County 4-H had 13 participants: Lydian Roshong Jade Bradley, Julian Mangine, Thomas Frasier, Miriam Evans, Eliza Petersen, Avery Evers, Kenley Asmus, Annabelle Carrico, Julia Bodein, Gabriella Shako, Christina Caferelli, and Aryanna Brown.
Professionals in the animal science field who participated included: Dr. Steve and Tracy Sedrish, who own and operate Upstate Equine Medical Center. The veterinarians presented a lecture on first aid kits for equine and how to prepare for an emergency vet appointment. Simone Nadeau, a small animal veterinarian at VCA Animal Hospital with a special interest in small animal internal medicine and surgery. Betty Getty, an Artificial Insemination Trainer at Premier Select Sires. Mrs. Getty walked them through the AI process.
The Vet Science Project took a field trip to King Brothers Dairy. The Veterinarian, Pandora Davis taught the youth how to do a physical exam on a cow.
Samantha Little and Anne Morgan of Mill Creek Farm taught about ovine and equine.
The 4-H’ers involved in the Vet Science Project have walked away with vast knowledge and connections to help them pursue a career in vet science. For more information on Saratoga County 4-H visit ccesaratoga.org/4-h