Book Giveaway: WIN a Copy of Vet Set Go! for Animal-Loving Teens and Tweens (10 Winners)

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VetSetGo Book Giveaway

Earlier this week, we told you all about a super cool website and online community for young people interested in a career in veterinary medicine. It’s called Vet Set Go and you can read all about it HERE.

In addition to fun free games, videos, a Vet Camp finder and more resources for animal loving kiddos, they’ve also got a book. It’s called Vet Set Go! A Quick Start Guide to Becoming a Veterinarian. It’s the ONLY book available that shows young people how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Each chapter presents activities you can try, shares one or two “case studies” or examples, and finishes by giving step-by-step action plans and check-lists to help teens and tweens work toward their dream job.

It’s a Moms Choice Award Winner and you can preview the book here to get a look inside and see what it’s all about.

WIN a copy of Vet Set Go! for your animal-loving kid or grandkid!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below to claim your entries. All entries are optional, so only choose the ones you want to complete. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and is void where prohibited. Ends 11:59pm ET on 3/14/16. 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries. Good luck everybody!

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Help Your Pet-Loving Tween or Teen Explore a Veterinary Career with Vet Set Go!

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vet learning pics

Do you have a child or grandchild who wants to be a veterinarian? If so, you’ll want to make sure they know about Vet Set Go. It’s the first and only online community dedicated to helping aspiring veterinarians explore their passion. It’s free to join, and your tween or teen will get access to all kinds of resources, including videos, games, articles and more. I’ve spent the last week or so exploring the site and am SO impressed with everything. Here are some of the highlights from my tour:

Vet Learning Games

Super fun and interactive learning games to help future veterinarians explore everything from dog breeds to animal anatomy. Don’t let the cute illustrations fool you…these games are challenging! I scored 7 out of 10 on my first anatomy quiz and learned quite a bit. And I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the blood works game…super cool sound effects, too!

 

The Meet the Vet video series features all sorts of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of different types of veterinarians and the work they do. This is a great way for interested kiddos to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian, a Shelter Vet, a Veterinary Oncologist, Sea Turtle Specialist and more. Who knew there were so many interesting and exciting career options for animal lovers!?!

Vet Camp for Kids

One of my favorite features of Vet Set Go is their large database of activities including Vet Camps, Zoo Camps, Hospital and Vet Office Tours, Volunteer opportunities and more. You can search by type of activity and location. I was pleased to learn about several opportunities in our area including Zoo Miami’s Conservation Teen Scientist program for high school students seeking to learn more about environmental conservation, wildlife biology, zoo operations, and public engagement.

Vet Set Go Book

The Moms Choice Award winning Vet Set Go! Book is written for 9-14 year olds interested in becoming a veterinarian. Includes tips and advice on how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Full of color photographs and graphics on every page offering checklists, case studies and action plans to help your kid turn their dream of becoming a vet into a reality.

To preview the book, explore the free online community resources and connect with other aspiring veterinarians, visit vetsetgo.com. Also be sure to follow with the Vet Set Go Facebook page and Instagram for news, updates and photos.

55% Off Harry Copter’s Animal Rescue 5-Piece Play Set $18 ($40 reg)

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Hi guys, Harry Copter here soaring the skies in search of any jungle disasters. I’m the helicopter to call when there’s a rumble in the jungle as I can use my magnetic pick up system to help the stranded animals to hospital so they’re back to normal in no time. Just hold my sturdy handle and squeeze the trigger to activate my friction-powered main rotor, then pick up the injured animals with my magnetic lift and drop them off safely by turning the searchlight.

animal rescue helicopter toy

I love the deal on this Harry Copter’s Animal Rescue play and learning set from WOW! It’s a 5-piece toy combo including animals, a helicopter and a flying veterinarian. What a cool way to introduce the children in your life to the concept of animal rescue!

  • Toy helicopter offers battery-free play
  • Safe helicopter blades spin and make motor sounds
  • Magnet lifts animal figures and moves them to safety
  • Set includes vet figure and three animals
  • Toy encourages fine motor control and vocabulary

Regular retail price is $39.99 but you can snag it here for 55% OFF and pay just $18! It’s eligible for free shipping when you spend $25 so look for 1-2 small items like these dog toys…better to spend $7 on something you want and get free shipping, instead of spending money on delivery! Amazon Prime members get Free Shipping with no minimum, so you could also signup for a free 30 day trial here.

Exclusive Interview: 10 Questions with The Incredible Dr. Pol

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The Incredible Dr. Pol National Geographic Wild

In honor of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (November 5th-11th), star of National Geographic Wild’s #1 series,  Dr. Jan Pol from The Incredible Dr. Pol took time from his busy schedule to offer our readers his expertise on spaying and neutering, as well as answer some burning questions we had about him, his family and the show. We’re HUGE fans of the show and so excited to get the opportunity to interview him as well as help spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering all pets to help reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up in shelters through no fault of their own.

10 Questions with The Incredible Dr. Pol

1) We know that you’re helping to spread the word about reducing the homeless pet population as part of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.  What age should pets be spayed or neutered?  Is it ever too early?
We spay and neuter pets at 4 months.  This is the ideal age for us.  I know some places do it earlier, but I like to do it at 16 weeks.

2) Are there other benefits to spaying and neutering pets besides reducing the homeless animal population/overcrowding in shelters?
Yes.  It reduces the incidence of mammary tumors, uterus infections and in males the prostrate problems later in life. [Read more…]