Know a child interested in a career with animals? Unleash their love for animals with the Ontario SPCA’s Future Vet Program. This 5-week educational program is designed for children ages 8 to 10 years and 11 to 13 years. It helps teach more about animal care, health and wellness through hands-on animal experiences, guest presenters, and interactive lessons.

Two sessions to choose from! 

F U T U R E  V E T  O N E – A G E S  8  to 1 0
Saturdays – Oct 19th – Nov 16th  |  10:30am – 12:00pm

Day 1: Introduction/Adoptions
Day 2: Canine Day
Day 3: Feline Day
Day 4: Small Animal Day
Day 5: Farm Animal Day


F U T U R E  V E T  T WO  – A G E S  1 1 to 1 3
Saturdays – Oct 19th – Nov 16th  |  1:30pm – 3:00pm

Day 1: Introduction/Careers in Animal Care
Day 2: MYM Assessments/Adoptions
Day 3: Intake & Health Exams
Day 4: Pet First Aid
Day 5: Animal Enrichment\

$150 per child for the 5-week program

*The curriculum is age-appropriate so please adhere to the age ranges above.

We are NOT a nut-free building.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Cassandra Vaessen AT 905-898-7122 x353 OR

Educational Assistance:
If your child requires assistance at school for academic or behavioural support, please contact our Community Development Assistant, Cassandra Vaessen, 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.



Event Information

Date: October 19, 2019 November 16, 2019 10:30 15:00
Location: Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre