From the vision to reality, Locust Trace AgriScience Center is offering students this year the opportunity for hands on learning and skills that will prepare them for a career in veterinary science. The Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic is a complete veterinary clinic that offers its patients the best in veterinary care. It is also a place where students can come alongside the veterinary practice and get hands on experience.
Dr. Martin and His Vision
Some of you may have gotten the pleasure of meeting Dr. Martin this August. This is a quote from the article listed below where Dr. Martin’s shares his dream.
“We want to bring the students, not just something that you’d find in a classroom somewhere, but something that you would normally only find in a university setting,” said James Martin, a Madison County-based veterinarian who will help run the Locust Trace clinic. “I think it’s going to be one of the most exciting things to come along in education in a long time.”
Martin said his firm, Advanced Animal Care, will provide staffing, equipment and other needs for the clinic, which will offer students experience in large- and small-animal, and feed-animal veterinary practice.
The Vet Science program at Locust Trace is one of 5 high school programs in the nation to be endorsed by the National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America. This means that students can take a test at the end of their third semester in the course to become certified as an “Approved Veterinary Assistant” (AVA). This allows students to earn more money and get better jobs in the veterinary field.
A New School Year at the Veterinary Clinic
This year Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic will be working with new and old students and encouraging a love for animals and patient care. I am excited that there are Schools that offer this kind of education at the High School level and that promote veterinary science. I hope you will join the many people in the Lexington Area who choose to make Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic their second family doctor.