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Veterinary Center Offers Monthly Kids' Day Program

Every month, the staff invites curious youngsters behind the scenes into the treatment area of the hospital, where each participant dresses up in a lab coat and helps a veterinarian perform a routine physical examination.

The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in Encinitas is offering a Kids’ Day program for children especially interested in animal care.

Every month, the staff invites curious youngsters behind the scenes into the treatment area of the hospital, where each participant dresses up in a lab coat and helps a veterinarian perform a routine physical examination. The kids get to use a stethoscope, look at slides through a microscope, examine X-rays and learn about general pet care. 

For hospital owner and veterinarian Dr. Michele Drake, the program is a way of passing the torch. 

“I wanted to be a vet ever since I was a little kid, and I always appreciated any opportunity to be in the field,” she said.

The Drake Center also provides opportunities for high school students interested in veterinary medicine to work within the hospital.

To learn more about The Drake Center or the Kids’ Day program, visit www.thedrakecenter.com or call (760) 753-9393.

—The Drake Center

Barbara Yost January 16, 2013 at 08:23 PM
My dog Emilee goes to the Drake Center for her veterinarian care. I've never had such a caring, compassionate, and knowledgable Vet. This includes her staff as well. Thank You for practicing in Encinitas and everything you've done for my pet and many others in our community. Keep up the good work!
Dr. Michele Drake January 17, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Thanks so much, Barbara! Say hello to Emilee for us!

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