Vet101 is a National Western Stock Show educational program designed to give high school students interested in the veterinary industry an opportunity to spend a day with vets doing real, hands-on work. Students are placed in groups of 10-12 and rotate through four vet stations: small animal & feeding, large animal, equine & rodeo, and embryology.

Each student is given a bag full of donated tools and supplies including a stethoscope, animal first-aid kit, certificate of completion and other items. Every vet encourages students to get hands-on within the rotations – checking heartbeats & soundness, listening to rumens, handling animals, asking questions and much more. The day concludes with lunch in the barns with students and vets, asking final questions and wrapping up the day.

2020 Vet101

  • Thursday, Jan. 16  |  9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Program takes place in Murdoch’s Junior Barn during the National Western Stock Show
  • One high school ag program invited
  • 25 spots to individual high school students
  • Free parking, free grounds admission for participants
  • Individual applications close Dec. 13, 2019
  • Students selected by December 20, 2019

This program is completely free and fully funded by donations received through Colorado Gives Day. Students accepted into Vet101 are provided with Grounds Admission tickets for the day.

For questions regarding Vet101 please email:

Meet the Vet’s