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WPS junior Ethan Scheiber attends veterinary program

By PRESS RELEASE | Nov 14, 2017
Courtesy of: WORCESTER PREP Worcester Prep junior Ethan Scheiber participated in Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine High School Program in Massachusetts this past summer. He is pictured at Worcester Prep in AP Chemistry class.

(Nov. 10, 2017) At the age of 4, Worcester Prep junior Ethan Scheiber, of Berlin, told his parents he wanted to be a veterinarian.

Since the age of 13, Scheiber has accumulated more than 500 volunteer hours at the Worcester County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter in Berlin.

Now at the age of 16, his boyhood dreams came to fruition this past summer in Massachusetts while participating in the Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, one of the most progressive and well-regarded veterinary schools in the country.

Scheiber submitted an extensive application and was one of only 80 high school students selected from hundreds of applicants across the country to attend this highly competitive program.

The two-week program at Tufts University was an engaging and exciting way for him to explore veterinary medicine through an intensive, hands-on program, while surrounded by others who shared the same passion for animals and science.

His eight-hour days included faculty and vet student lectures, shadowing fourth-year veterinary students, handling and examining small and large animals, practicing bandaging, suturing and reading x-rays, as well as participating in hematology and anatomy labs.

“I especially liked shadowing in the operating room where I observed a dog having double ACL surgery and metal plates implanted to prevent its kneecap from shifting,” Scheiber said. “I would highly recommend this intense Tufts program to other students who have a genuine passion for animal health.”

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