Tweens and Teens Get Set for
At least once a week I have a client tell me that they wanted to become a veterinarian when they were young, but never pursued the career. They just didn’t think they had what it took.
There are so many tweens and teens who are starting to wrestle with the question ‘what do you want to do when you grow up?’ Many may entertain the idea of becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine but they also have doubts about what does it take? Could I handle the sights, sounds and smells of being around animals? What options are available if I like science but want to do more than tend to the traditional dogs, cats, horses and birds? How do I go about get hands on experience?
Dr. Chris Carpenter is the founder and director of an amazing program called ‘Vet Set Go’ that incorporates his degrees in veterinary medicine and his membership in the National Science Teachers Association. It is unique and a great way for tweens and teens to explore all the veterinary medicine can be.
Dr. Chris Carpenter has worked for years to help tweens and teens explore their dreams of becoming a veterinarian. To help his future colleagues explore their dreams, Dr. Carpenter created Vet Set Go — the first and only book and web community dedicated opening the doors for kids to veterinary medicine now.
Dr. Carpenter’s latest book, Vet Set Go!, was written to provide ideas, guidelines and checklists for aspiring veterinarians, particularly between the ages of 9 to 14 years old — to start exploring their dream job.
Dr. Carpenter holds a license to practice veterinary medicine in multiple states throughout the U.S. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Science Teachers Association. In addition to his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from New Hampshire College.
Today, in addition to his work with Vet Set Go, Dr. Carpenter directs the non-profit Companion Animal Parasite Council. An organization that is dedicated to keeping pets and people protected from parasitic diseases.
Raised as a “military brat” who grew up all over the country, Dr. Carpenter now lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his wife, daughter and a goofy Labradoodle named Jackson. In his spare time, you will find him taking in the Florida sun as he surfs, road bikes, swims, or spends time with Jackson at the neighborhood dog park.