Taking Care of the Future
of Veterinary Medicine

Nurturing Future Talent With Vet Set Go

To nurture the future of veterinary professionals, VCA and Vet Set Go have partnered to support burgeoning talent. Vet Set Go is a community dedicated to helping middle schoolers pursue their dreams of becoming veterinary professionals and achieve their passion with courses, resources and more.

Most veterinary professionals have decided to pursue a career in animal health as early as 13 years old. To ensure that this pipeline of talent is supported, VCA and Vet Set Go will grant access to programs and resources at an educational and practical level.

These include a National Shadowing Program where students will learn from VCA Associates by observing them at work, Vet Set Go Academy content—like courses—to prepare them for this experience, scholarships to the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine’s Junior Vet Camp and more. This ensures middle schoolers have a chance to pursue their dream career, regardless of background or age.

Being able to spend a day in a vet’s shoes and seeing all the crazy things they do on a day-to-day basis was exciting and really offered a new outlook on what life in the veterinary field could look like.

Danielle Kaye
12th grader,
VCA National Shadowing Program participant

Supporting Local Communities: Monty Tech School

Vocational high school Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech) serves 18 communities in Massachusetts with a mission to inspire, educate and mobilize the future talent of veterinary medicine. VCA’s collaboration and sponsorship has helped support and train new generations of veterinary professionals, while giving a greater number of local residents affordable access to pet care.

Attending Monty Tech was one of my best decisions. I was able to learn so much through its on-site clinic that when I started at VCA, I felt prepared and confident in my abilities. The instructors were also extremely welcoming and were always pushing us to be our best. I would 100% recommend it, as you leave with so much more knowledge than you would if you attended a regular high school.

Morgan Sylvester
VCA Sterling [Monty Tech Graduate, 2021]

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