The Arkansas 4-H Veterinary Science Program provides two major events for youth:
- Field trip to a veterinary school in one of the bordering states. This event occurs in April and the goal is for 4-H students to learn about the admissions process to that particular school as well as to explore the campus of that school. Students are encouraged to attend this event independent of their parents in order to build relationships with other like-minded youth and to experience a glimpse of college life. Students aged 11 to 19 years old are eligible to attend.
2016 Oklahoma State
2017 University of Missouri
2018 Louisiana State University
2019 Mississippi State University
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19
2022 Texas A&M
Register in the Arkansas 4-H Enrollment & Events System, contact your local County Extension office for more information!
- Veterinary science camp at an Arkansas venue. This event occurs in June and the goal is for 4-H students to experience career-focused activities and to meet Arkansas veterinarians while in a controlled and fun setting. Parents are welcome to participate in this event as chaperones or as guests at select events. Students aged 11 to 19 years old are eligible to attend and can register through their county office via RegPack.
2018 Arkansas 4-H Center
2019 Arkansas 4-H Center
2020 Virtual Camp via Zoom
2021 In-Person Day Camps in Fayetteville, Jonesboro and Ferndale Sold Out
Competitive 4-H events associated with veterinary science are:
- District O-Ramas. The Delta, Ozark and Ouachita district O-Ramas are held in June and include a competition
for students who wish to give a prepared talk on a topic in veterinary science. Instructions for how to prepare veterinary science talks are provided.
- Arkansas State O-Rama. Winners of the District O-Rama activities are eligible to compete at the State O-Rama held
every summer in Fayetteville.
To find out more about 4-H events, check out the online 4-H Event Calendar.