WHAT IS FUTUREVETS?
FutureVets takes high school honors students abroad to witness real-life veterinary medicine, up close and hands-on. Students spend two weeks in a veterinary hospital, university, and in wildlife sanctuaries to experience the day-to-day lives of veterinarians.
Observe Surgery – view surgeries from the O.R. with the veterinary surgeon explaining the procedure as it’s happening.
Gross Anatomy and Labs Up Close and Personal! – work on and study live animals and cadavers.
Shadow Veterinarians – as they treat, diagnose, and rehab small and large animals, including exotic animals!
It’s not a simulation or a stuffy lecture in a classroom.
It’s not a chat with a veterinarian or vet technician or even a bus ride to a research facility somewhere.
It’s real vet medicine, up-close, hands-on, as it happens.
It’s why most young people who are passionate about animals and animal welfare that also want to dedicate their lives to medicine become veterinarians.
For a veterinarian, practicing this kind of medicine can be stressful, exhausting, even heartbreaking…
But ask any one of them, and they will tell you that it’s also incredibly inspiring, rewarding and challenging…
With No limits. No obstacles. No excuses…
Are you ready to embark on an experience of a lifetime and walk in the shoes of your future self as a veterinarian?
Call us today to set up a call with an Alumni and discover if FutureVets is right for you!
FutureVets is a program created by The National Leadership Academies.
The National Leadership Academies supports America’s high-achieving high school and undergraduate college students through career and focus-area programs and services.
By creating unique programs, like FutureVets, The National Leadership Academies is positioned to support students with the skills, motivation, guidance, and mentorship they need to stay on track to achieve their goals.
The National Leadership Academies is based in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Gary Richter, MS, DVM, CVA, CVC, GDVWHM is an award-winning veterinarian and expert in both conventional and holistic treatment methods.
After graduating with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Science in Veterinary Medical Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Richter moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998. He then began his career as a full-time emergency medicine clinician and general practitioner in Berkeley, California. Dr. Richter was the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital from 2002 through 2018, and he has been the owner and medical director of Holistic Veterinary Care since 2009.
Dr. Richter focuses on the integration of holistic and general practice veterinary medicine, regenerative medicine, as well as educating professionals and pet owners internationally on the benefits of integrative care. By integrating natural medicine with other conventional and alternative therapies, Dr. Richter has been able to improve the quality and quantity of life of pets living with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.
Dr. Richter is a past-president of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and continues to serve as the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda County veterinary disaster response coordinator. His two hospitals have been the recipients of more than 20 local and national awards including “Best Veterinary Hospital,” “Best Veterinarian,” “Best Canine Therapy Facility” and “Best Alternative Medicine Provider.”
Montclair Veterinary Hospital and its associated non-profit, The Pet and Wildlife Fund, was named a “Pillar” of Oakland for years of community service helping pets and wildlife in need. In addition, Dr. Richter is an international best selling author of “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.”