The Board of VCS is a busy group. Not only are they working hard to ensure that veterinary professionals, pet parents, and cannabis industry professionals have the resources and information they need to effectively treat pets, they do a little globe-trotting on the side!
Dr. Gary Richter joined other professionals in taking 40 pre-vet American high school students to Costa Rica earlier this month to get hands on experience with animals. They spent one week at the Escuela de Medicina y Cirugia Veterinaria, San Francisco de Asis, where students got experience working with dogs, cats, horses, and cows. They learned about anatomy, physiology, and clinical practice with a variety of patients.
They also spent a week at two different wildlife rehabilitation facilities, the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center and the Sloth Sanctuary. There, the students learned about the specific challenges facing wildlife species in Costa Rica and were able to participate in caring for them as well as getting an extensive lesson on the anatomy of sloths.
Thanks so much to Gary for taking the time to share your passion for veterinary medicine with young people!