In vibrant Scottish cities, through legendary caves and on the edges of breathtaking Irish cliffs, explore the field of animal nutrition working alongside a team of pre-vet peers and leading scientists.
With their bounties of livestock, network of farms large and small and renowned animal science programs, Ireland and Scotland make the perfect backdrop for a holistic exploration of animal nutrition. As you engage with some of the field’s foremost researchers and veterinarians, you and a small group of students will learn the fundamentals of animal nutrition while you draw a connection between animal health, human health and the environment. In between classroom and field studies, explore Scottish Isles, go caving, ride horses and walk the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. On this scientific expedition, it's all about learning in context. Do a weeklong clinical rotation at an internationally accredited vet school in Edinburgh. Work in a feed mill, ruminant metabolism lab and surgery facility in Glasgow. At a leading aquaculture research institute, examine efforts to develop sustainable aquatic food supplies worldwide. Contrast ancient farming systems with modern animal nutrition practices in Ireland. Above all, spend 21 incredible days crisscrossing two pastoral countries that pride themselves on being agricultural pioneers as you build essential skills and knowledge for your future veterinary pursuits.
“Going on this trip gave me more confidence in my professional future and personal success. Working with all of the local vets solidified my passion for veterinary medicine and showed me that I am ready to go into vet school!” — Melanie O., San Antonio, TX
- Volunteer at a local small animal clinic
- Perform rotations at a leading vet school
- Visit the Burren Birds of Prey Centre
- Horseback riding
- Caving on the uninhabited Isle of Staffa
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school graduate
- High school or college biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago