Welcome to Veterinary Education Day 2023! If you have questions or need assistance during the event, visit our online help room here (passcode: VetEdHelp). Someone will be available between 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET to assist you.
All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Noon-12:15 p.m. Welcome
12:15-12:45 p.m. Careers in Veterinary Medicine
Did you know Veterinary Medicine is much more than just working in veterinary clinic? Join us and learn more about the many exciting careers that veterinarians and veterinary nurses may pursue. It will surprise you to learn where veterinary professionals work and how they contribute to both human and animal health. This session is designed for both college and high school students.
1-1:30 p.m. Keynote Speakers
Dr. Lindsey Hedges is the Senior Director of Veterinary Mentorship at Mission Veterinary Partners. She is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and worked as an associate veterinarian for three years prior to opening her own small animal clinic.
Kelli Keith, BS, LVT, is the Veterinary Technician and Nursing Specialist at Mission Veterinary Partners. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Veterinary Nursing program and has 18 years of experience in private practice, emergency medicine, sales and distribution.
1:45-2:15 p.m. Veterinary Nursing Presentation
Have you always wanted to work with animals? Do you love hands-on patient care? Then Veterinary Nursing is for you! Join us to learn more about MSU’s Veterinary Nursing Program’s admission requirements and curriculum. Upon graduating from MSU’s Veterinary Nursing Program you will be prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam. This session is designed for both college and high school students who may be interested in veterinary nursing or just want to learn more about veterinary nurses.
Concurrent presentations – read carefully and select the correct session(s) for the information you wish to learn
3:00 – 3:30 Preveterinary Presentation
Are you a high school student, early college student or a college student who is considering applying to veterinary school in the future? If so, this is the session you will want to attend. Discussion topics will include how to best prepare for admission to veterinary school from the best courses to take to extracurricular activities. This session designed for anyone who is at least 2 years away from applying to veterinary school.
3:30 – 4:00 Undergraduate Student Panel
Are you considering attending Michigan State University to prepare for admission to veterinary school or to earn your veterinary nursing degree? This student panel will provide you the opportunity to ask current MSU veterinary nursing and preveterinary students questions about student life and what it is like to be a veterinary nursing and/or preveterinary student at MSU. This session is designed for high school students and all college students who wish to join the veterinary nursing program or to transfer to MSU prior to applying to MSU’s DVM Program.
3:00 – 3:45 DVM presentation and DVM student panel
This session is designed for current college students or post-college students who are within two years of applying to veterinary school. Participants will learn about the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), the selection process and requirements for admission to MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM Program.
Participants will also have the opportunity to ask current DVM students questions about their experiences.