SAN ANGELO – The West Texas Youth Veterinary Science Workshop, open to all Texas youth, will be June 21 - June 25 at the Tom Green County 4-H Center in San Angelo.

The event is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Sutton, Schleicher, Irion and Tom Green counties.

Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent for Sutton County and the workshop’s coordinator, said the seven year-old event introduces high school students to careers in veterinary science. Instructors will include veterinarians, university and 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. The workshop will include classroom study, lab work and field trips.

Enrollment is limited to 30 students, Hernandez said, but participants from across Texas are welcome to attend. Participants must be of high school age, have an interest in veterinary science and be willing to work in teams.

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

Applications must be submitted to the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County by May 29. Participants will be informed of their acceptance by June 5. Applications are available from any AgriLife Extension county office or by visiting http://sutton-co.tamu.edu .

Send applications to:

AgriLife Extension Office-Sutton County

P.O. Box 1047

Sonora, TX 76950

Individual registration is $200, due on June 10. In the event of cancellations, refunds will be offered in full until June 15. The fee is non-refundable after June 15.

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