Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Veterinary Science/Hatboro-Horsham High School students, Rowan Klotzbach and Ayhan Usein, demonstrated their knowledge of the animal science field at Hatboro-Horsham School District’s “When I Grow Up” Career Fair held at Hallowell Elementary School on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The EASTERN exhibit table included information about their 14 career and technical high school offerings, giveaways, and the opportunity to learn the best way to take a pulse on a dog with the use of the CPR dummy.
Along with many other educational and professional organizations, EASTERN represented the various career paths that students can pursue. Along with Veterinary Science, EASTERN career and technical high school programs include Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Business and Technology Professional, Collision Repair Technology, Commercial Art, Computer Network Administration, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Protective Services, and Welding Technology.
Rowan is exploring her college options to continue her animal science education. Ultimately, she would like to work on an Army base as a veterinarian and work with large animals. Ayhan has developed an interest in pediatric medicine and is also exploring postsecondary options.
“I enjoyed being part of this event that included so many different career options for young children to learn about,” said Ayhan. “I enjoyed explaining what I do in the Veterinary Science program at EASTERN and how it helped me figure out what I want to do after high school. I hope that we were able to inspire some students to pursue career technical education while in high school.”
Veterinary Science provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the animal care industry. In this two-year half-day program, students will learn to support veterinarians by aiding during animal examinations; treatment administration and monitoring; managing animal and related health record information; and how to perform a range of selected practice-related duties.