Future Vet  – October 26 – November 16

Do you have a child who is all about animals? Do they want to grow up to be a vet or work with animals? Or are you thinking of adding a furry friend to the family and want to your child to learn about caring for animals?

Unleash their love for animals with the Ontario SPCA’s Future Vet Program – Markham. This 4-week educational program is designed for children ages 6-8 years and 8 to 10 years. It helps teach more about animal care, health and wellness through hands-on animal experiences, guest presenters, and interactive lessons.

Future Vet Juniors – Ages 6 to 8
Every Saturday from October 26 to November 16, 2019  |  9:30am – 11am

Day 1: Introduction/Felines
Day 2: Canine Day
Day 3: Small Animal Day
Day 4: Farm Animal Day (will be off-site at Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Stouffville)

Future Vet Intermediate – Ages 8 to 10
Every Saturday from October 26 to November 16, 2019  |  11:15am to 12:45pm

Day 1: Introduction/Felines
Day 2: Canine Day
Day 3: Vet Day/Animal Enrichment
Day 4: Farm Animal Day (will be off-site at Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Stouffville)

*Please note that the curriculum is age appropriate so please adhere to the age ranges above. We will not be providing transportation for off-site visits.
**We are NOT a nut-free building. 

*week 4 may be a different time, based on animal availability

Cost:  4-week program: $125

 

For more information, please contact:
Jen Pandelidis, Centre Coordinator
905-762-1300
jpandelidis@ospca.on.ca

Educational Assistance:  If your child requires assistance at school for academic or behavioural support, please contact our Centre Coordinator, to further discuss accommodations and support for your child.

Time spent with animals:  We do our best to provide some hands-on time with animals. Animal time may be limited because we must be cognizant of the stress levels and health of the animals and of the fact that the shelter is a working adoption facility.

When possible, we do bring shelter-approved animals into the education space and allow kids to interact with them in small numbers. We also take kids on a shelter tour to introduce them to the animals and share their stories. For safety and insurance reasons, however, kids will not be interacting with shelter dogs.

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Event Information

Date: October 26, 2019 November 16, 2019
Location: Thornhill Community Centre