The League of VetaHumanz is a veterinary superhero league, founded and led by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, and supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health. The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine works with teams of veterinary professionals and students across the globe to provide access and support for under-resourced children through community partnerships, with the aim of diversifying the veterinary profession.
What are our Superpowers?
We have the ability to bring the knowledge, passion, and joy of veterinary care to children in under-resourced communities to strengthen the relationship between the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tucson Community. Our League of VetaHumanz provides meaningful and inspirational lessons to children in grades K-4, who may not otherwise explore the field of veterinary medicine. Children in the program will work directly with our volunteer workforce - made up of veterinary medical students, faculty (veterinarians), and other staff – to learn the basics of animal care, in an atmosphere and through methods specifically tailored to their growing minds.
We want to build a better future
The League provides a fun and unique learning experience for its youth participants while building community relations locally and inspiring a new generation of veterinarians to create a global impact. As one of our first outreach programs, VetaHumanztm lays the groundwork for bringing future local and state community interests to the University of Arizona’s exceptional academic offerings, and introduces us as a leading force in veterinary medicine. Our volunteers benefit significantly by sharing their experiences with a new generation of learners and working closely with communities.