Teens with cows at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center

Large Animal Practices

tabby cat

Making sure your companion animals have healthy lives.

chickens in the yard

Learn about poultry medicine and medical care.


2024 Veterinary Medicine Career Exploration Program

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The 2024 Veterinary Medicine Career Exploration program is open to all high school students (9th-12th grade).

This is NOT a hands-on program. This program includes:

Lecture Series on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:45pm at the Yaphank County Office Building, 360 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank

  • February 15, 2024
  • February 29, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • March 21, 2024

Veterinarian Shadowing Experience (pending current COVID-19 status)

Tour of Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County Farm and Education Center: March 2 or March 10, 2024

Lecture topic examples:

  • Veterinary colleges and admissions information
  • Large & mixed animal practices
  • Small & companion animal medicine
  • Zoo medicine & exotics

Specializations in: Lab Animal Medicine, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Behavior

Student receives Certificate of Completion if requirements are fulfilled (only 1 absence allowed, tour and shadowing experience included). Program graduates eligible for LIVMA Veterinary School Scholarship.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration for the program is open

To register, go to https://suffolkcountyfarm.campbrainregistration.com

Fee: $100 per student, guardians welcome to attend meetings at no additional cost

Programs can be cancelled up to ten days prior to the first scheduled date without penalty. There will be a $50 cancellation fee with less than 10 days notice. All programs are offered rain or shine. Cancellations are at the discretion of the Suffolk County Farm. Refunds are offered if the Suffolk County Farm cancels a program.

Please email Kate Perz, 4-H Animal Science Educator, at kp99@cornell.edu with any questions.


$100 per student




Kate Perz
4-H Animal Science Program Coordinator


The Yaphank Building
360 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980

Last updated December 6, 2023