Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn
Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece.

“Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.

The pony-tailed blonde with the stethoscope isn’t a veterinarian, however — at least not yet. She’s one of 18 college students participating in a session of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Summer VETS program, intended to give these hopeful vets-to-be a realistic preview of vet school and the veterinary profession.

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Photos by Kurtis Sensenig unless otherwise noted.
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