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WVU to host Veterinary Career Day Sept. 21

Students work in veterinary clinic

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Are you a student interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine?

If so, join the West Virginia University Davis-Michael Scholars Program and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association for Veterinary Career Day.

This educational event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

During the event, veterinarians will offer insight on the profession and representatives from various veterinary schools will be on-hand to discuss program requirements.

Additionally, faculty from the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will discuss the Davis-Michael Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program and provide an overview of the West Virginia Veterinary School Contract System for West Virginia residents.

It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about WVU.

Raegan Hughes, aspiring veterinarian and an animal and nutritional sciences major, attended the event during her senior year of high school.

“Right before the start of my senior year of high school, I visited WVU for my first official tour and was encouraged to attend Veterinary Career Day not only to learn more about the university and its pre-veterinary program,” she said. “Other than what I learned from my own research, I didn’t really know much about getting into veterinary school or what would be required during my undergraduate career. I figured listening to students currently in the program and talking with veterinary school representatives would be the perfect way to solidify my decision of studying to become a veterinarian.”

The event helped her envision what it would be like to have her dream job – and realize that WVU was the best fit for her academically.

“After attending WVU’s event, I was confident in the faculty’s ability to provide me with the proper opportunities and advice to academically succeed,” Hughes said. “As I visited the campus more, I fell more in love with the place and the people. I feel that, in the end, the university’s advice regarding my major, future career and that consistent feeling of belonging was what solidified my decision to attend WVU as a pre-vet student.”

The free event is open to middle, high school and college students interested in learning more about the field of veterinary medicine. Parents, high school teachers, counselors and college advisers are also welcome to attend.

Those with allergies should be aware that live animals may be a part of the day.

For additional information or to register, visit All attendees and accompanying parents or guardians must register individually.

Registration forms must be completed online by September 13.

The Davis-Michael Scholars Program was established to support the pre-veterinary medicine program within the School of Agriculture and Food in the Davis College. This was made possible through a generous bequest from two Morgantown sisters, Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis Michael. The Scholars Program is a direct result of their love of pets and their desire to foster quality veterinary care in West Virginia.



CONTACT: Lindsay Willey, Interim Director of Marketing and Communications, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, 304-293-2381,