4-H Veterinary Science Program — This 4-H program is a short term course running one night per week for 5 weeks and one Saturday exploring the livestock barns and facilities at Delaware Valley College. You must be 12-18 years old to take these classes. Veterinary Science Level I is about the Normal Animal. It is an introduction to animal behavior, maintaining animal health, cells, tissues, and organs. Youth also learn how to take the proper body temperature, pulse, and respiration rates of several animal species.
There are 2 Level I locations and both are instructed by veterinarians. A class held at Delaware Valley College begins on Wednesday evenings, beginning February 13th, and is taught by Dr. Pamela Reed. The second class is held at the Wrightstown Library beginning on Wednesday, February 13th. This program is instructed by Dr. Perri Stark.
There is a Level II program on animal diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and nutritional deficiencies. This program begins Friday, March 15th at the Extension Office in Doylestown. There are 5 classes on animal disease instructed by animal professionals.
Pre registration for all vet science classes is required. Class size is limited.
4-H .22 Rifle Shooting Sports Program – For youth between the ages of 10-18. This program will be held at an indoor range at the Branch Valley Gun Club, 1000 North Ridge Road in Perkasie on Friday evenings at 7:00 beginning February 8th. The youth members are taught by NRA and 4-H certified shooting sports instructors. Novice and experienced youth shooters are welcome. There are also several 4-H competitions that are optional. The instructors will teach novices about range safety, rifle safety, and shooting technique. Rifles are available and supplied for those that don’t have one.
Register for Classes Now! Class Sizes are Limited.
If you have any questions, or to register, contact the Bucks County Cooperative Extension office at 215-345-3283.