Veterinary Science

2-week Concentration

Love animals? You’ve come to the right place.

Working with professional veterinarians and technicians, you’ll diagnose animal diseases, check vital signs, learn to suture wounds, splint broken limbs, perform life-saving CPR, and “read” animals for both injury and illness. At vet clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation shelters, you’ll work directly with animals and their caretakers, discovering the field of veterinary medicine from the inside out. From the zoo to the horse barn, you won’t just study what it takes to become a great vet — you’ll be well on your way to becoming one yourself.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Animal Rehabilitation – Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center to explore rehabilitation in action. Hear from caretakers and watch them in action as they treat baby skunks, raccoons, birds, and snakes, and share how their daily care and handling practices can lead to a full recovery.

CPR + First Aid for Pets – Become certified in Pet CPR, and learn how to respond to real-life scenarios that animals around you might encounter.

Domestic Pet Evaluations – Work with a visiting veterinarian to practice full medical evaluations on a cat or dog. Practice reading x-ray images, then use an ultrasound machine to identify organs inside of the animals.

Large Animal Care – Explore behind the scenes of the Franklin Park Zoo to learn about caring for large and exotic animals, including taking a capture and restraint session and touring an animal surgery room. Then visit an equine center to explore daily care of horses, from basic evaluations to dental assessments.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Animal Rehabilitation – Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center to explore rehabilitation in action. Hear from caretakers and watch them in action as they treat baby skunks, raccoons, birds, and snakes, and share how their daily care and handling practices can lead to a full recovery.

CPR + First Aid for Pets – Become certified in Pet CPR, and learn how to respond to real-life scenarios that animals around you might encounter.

Domestic Pet Evaluations – Work with a visiting veterinarian to practice full medical evaluations on a cat or dog. Practice reading x-ray images, then use an ultrasound machine to identify organs inside of the animals.

Large Animal Care – Explore behind the scenes of the Franklin Park Zoo to learn about caring for large and exotic animals, including taking a capture and restraint session and touring an animal surgery room. Then visit an equine center to explore daily care of horses, from basic evaluations to dental assessments.

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

It is awesome that we can talk with professionals from out in the field of veterinary medicine first hand. I really like how interactive EXPLO is, like when were able to listen to the dogs’ breathing, check their pulses, and swab their cheeks. It was amazing.

WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION?

Concentrations at EXPLO are a deep dive into a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in and what they may want to pursue for a career or future study.

Students who enroll in a concentration take just the single course over the course of one or two weeks (depending upon which program you choose). While you are part of the larger EXPLO community, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your Intensive cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.


MORE @ EXPLO BOSTON

Not ready to invest all of your time on just one subject?
EXPLO Boston also offers a three-week option where you can pursue your strengths and interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, electives, activities, and trips.

Here are some additional courses at EXPLO you may find intriguing:

WANT TO KNOW MORE?