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Calling all animal friends and future veterinary professionals! Our VetStart Youth veterinary classes are returning in 2015.

We are pleased to announce our Spring calendar of VetStart classes. We have two age groups, with content being geared toward the maturity and knowledge of those students; the courses are the same, so just pick the date that works best for your family! Our 2015 dates are as follows:

Kids (ages 8—11) 

Sat., March 14; 10 AM—12 Noon

Youth (ages 12—16)

Thurs., April 16; 6—8 PM


Class is led by Veterinary specialists and professionals who work at our veterinary hospital.WestVet offers Youth Veterinary Classes in the Treasure Valley. If you have a young person in your life that is considering working in the field of veterinary medicine, VetStart classes are a great way for him/her to enjoy some hands-on learning.

Students will practice bandaging, perform veterinary exams, explore x-rays, read microscopic submissions, and more! Plus, each student who enrolls in class will receive take-home keepsakes.

Even better? All proceeds from VetStart tuition will go to The Audrey Pet Foundation, a 501(c)3 non profit fund that provides financial assistance  to pet owners facing economic hardship. WestVet and the Audrey Pet Foundation provide financial support for pet owners in the Treasure Valley who may have financial distressThe Audrey Pet Foundation—affiliated exclusively with WestVet—provides assistance for veterinary emergency and/or specialty treatments. The funds are combined with donated time from our WestVet veterinary specialists. Applicants may receive a discount of up to 50% on their veterinary expenses and care, enabling them to pursue necessary treatments for beloved pets. Eligibility for assistance is based on a sliding scale of income and household size.    

Our previous classes have filled up quickly. We encourage interested patrons to enroll early to secure a spot for the future veterinarian in your life.

VetStart: Veterinary classes for kids and tweens in Idaho at WestVet

How to register for VetStart.

Registration:  Completed and signed form required for each child, you may download the form HERE.

Forms may be returned:  via email; via fax: 208.375.1606; mail/drop off: WestVet VetStart, 5019 N. Sawyer Ave. Garden City, ID 83714

Full payment required to ensure your child’s place on the roster. Please make checks payable to “WestVet;” credit/debit accepted over the phone: 208.375.1600

Who: kids (ages 7-11) and youth (ages 11-16), who love animals!

Dates & Times: 

Kids (ages 8—11) 

Sat., March 14; 10 AM—12 Noon

Youth (ages 12—16)

Thurs., April 16; 6—8 PM

Where: WestVet Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, 5019 N. Sawyer Ave., Garden City, ID 83714.We are located just north of the 50th/Chinden intersection.

Tuition: $45/per child. Your tuition is a donation to The Audrey Pet Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we will provide a receipt via email for 2015 tax purposes.

If you have additional questions, please call 208.375.1600, ext. 346. or contact us via email.

Hope to see you in class at WestVet!


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