The aim of the course is to help kids & teenagers, decide if Veterinary Studies is a career they wish to pursue. The course will give them "a taste" of veterinary science studies.
Study topics start with learning how to use basic vet equipment whilst performing a physical exam on their own pet. With their own stethoscope, thermometer & their brains, kids will first learn how to record normal clinical parameters. Next they will learn how to record abnormal clinical parameters.
From there we move onto a variety of different topics - learn about different body systems, animal handling, working in a vet office, nursing duties, wound management, vet dentistry - the topics are endless!
Ideal for all kids - whether they are at school or Home School. Kids study at home, in their own time & at their own pace. They can study as often as they like - there is no time frame. KVC packages are ideal to take with you on holidays!
The course is written & peer-reviewed by Senior Veterinary Surgeons. To help consolidate learning, tasks & multiple-choice tests are included at the end of every topic. Kids are asked to send in their assignments for feedback on their topic understanding, the course is not graded. ( Send copies only - keep the original work).
This course is informal distance education - as such it does not lead to formal certification of any type. Certificates of Completion on each topic will be sent with satisfactory completion of assignments.
Created in 2017, KVC currently has over 1000 members worldwide - Australia (all states), New Zealand, America, England & Singapore.
Dr. Joan Deetman BSc BVMS GDEd is an Australian Senior Veterinary Surgeon who developed KVC in recognition of the desire of children and young teenagers who show an interest in Veterinary Science.
Veterinarians in practice cannot easily accommodate kids in this age group in daily life of a vet practice; this is where Kids Vet Club has filled an important educational niche. This unique learning program offers kids a taste of Veterinary Science study.
Dr Joan has a long, solid background in the Veterinary & Equine industries; she has a wealth of experience to bring in all aspects of large & small animal medicine. Dr. Joan graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, 30 years ago & is an internationally qualified FEI Official Equine Vet. With Post Graduate qualifications in Education (Tertiary & Adult), Dr. Joan is ideally suited to introduce young minds to the world of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Joan works daily in her veterinary practices with both small & large animals, living on her farm on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Joan practices Integrative Veterinary Medicine which combines Traditional Veterinary therapies with Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine.
Read more about Dr. Joan's work in her BLOG.
How to Join:
1) Fill in the required details on the"Join Up" page
2) Place your order on the "Order Topics" page
3) Read, study, complete assignments
4) Send in completed assignments for feedback
Study at your own pace - order your next Topic anytime
Yes there are tests!
Practice on any animal - practice on lots' of animals
Unlimited topics to study
Stethoscope & Thermometer sent in first Learning Package