Youth participants examine a house cat during the 4-H Animals & Medicine program, 2009

Students interact with animals

Animals and Medicine

2022 event has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

Come and explore veterinary medicine through the unique youth program, "Animals and Medicine" which is sponsored by Tompkins County 4-H, and designed for students in 9th - 12th grade. "Animals and Medicine" will take place at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Each week hands-on activities taught by Cornell Veterinary student will focus on a different animal species or group of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, ruminants, swine, and exotics. This mini-course caters to those with a sincere interest in biology, medicine, and animals. There will be a $60 registration fee; partial scholarships are available.

Please contact Brenda Carpenter at or call 272-2292 to register or for a scholarship application. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated February 16, 2022