Veterinary Medicine

Dates: July 10-21, 2017
Cost: $700.00

 Have you ever wanted to be a veterinary technician in training?? Well here is your chance! Work with the veterinarians and staff at the Animal House Veterinary Hospital as they poke, prod and help small and large animals in their daily routines. You will become skilled at handling dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals and learn basic laboratory procedures performed in practice, including how to draw blood on these different species! You will spend time working with a professional horse trainer on basic equine skills and work side-by-side with a certified dog trainer who will give you insights to the canine psyche!  Gain knowledge of the basics of record keeping, the principals of surgery, anesthesia, diagnostic protocols, and sterile procedures by assisting the veterinarians during their daily practice. That is just the tip of the iceberg of knowledge that you will be immersed in while being surrounded by the positive atmosphere of Animal House Veterinary Hospital!

NOTE: Students should be prepared to participate on Saturday, July 15th, in addition to the regular weekdays.


 Apply hereLink only works during application period, February 1 through April 15

Meet the Instructors

 Dee Thornell, Dr. Dee 

Known to her patients as ‘Dr. Dee’ and now to the world as "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet", she has called Alaska home since 1982.  She earned her doctorate, Cum Laude, in 1981 from Michigan State University of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Dee is the owner of both Animal House Veterinary Hospital and Noah’s Ark.  She treats every form of pet from small animals, to horses, to exotics but has a special interest in equine dentistry.  Her first clinic was a mobile one, operating out of the back of a pick-up truck and doing business locally, as well as in Healy, Central, and Delta Junction.  In 1996 she renovated and moved into her current location at 2702 Peger Road.  The 11,000 square-foot facility not only includes Animal House Veterinary Hospital, but Noah’s Ark and Muttessori School for Dogs, as well.  Dr. Dee and Ken, her husband, share their log home with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 horses and a miniature donkey (Gus). She enjoys driving her two Friesians, “Bart” and “Thor” recreationally, and is beginning to participate in Combined Driving Events.  Both Dr. Dee and Ken are pilots and enjoy flying their Champ around remote Alaska!!

Aleksander Besermenji, Dr. Alex

Photo and biography to come soon, please check back

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