Calling all animal friends and future veterinary professionals! VetStart is returning for a youth/tween session this fall.

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

This fall our VetStart class will be held on Saturday, November 8.VetStart kids hands-on veterinary classes in Boise, Idaho at WestVet It is designed for youth ages 11-15. 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. The 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. During the summer our children’s VetStart classes raised $1,100 for this fund.

We have only one session this fall (we had previously committed to a local Boy Scout troop to help with a merit badge, so that is why we don’t have more dates). We WILL have several dates and class option after the New Year in early 2015.

Our summer classes filled up quickly. We encourage interested patrons to enroll early to secure a spot for the future veterinarian in your life. We hope you’ll join us!

How to register for VetStart.

Enrollment Details:

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

Completed forms may be returned:

  • via email;
  • fax: 208.375.1600
  • 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: youth/tweens ages 11-15, who love animals

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 8

Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon

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 2014 tax purposes.

If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 208.375.1600 or send us an email.

Hope to see you in class at WestVet!

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