The Mini Vet School has completed for 2022. If you would like to receive information on Mini-Vet 2023, please contact us and we’ll let you know when program is ready. Programs are planned in late spring. And we will post the 2023 class dates on this page as soon as they are available.

Below is what our students enjoyed during Mini-Vet 2022.

Mini-Vet School is a five-week series of lectures by the most accomplished and dynamic veterinarians in Western New York. For two hours each week, they will lead you on a fascinating journey of animal discovery. Program details are available by clicking the following:

Each lecture is a “course” in a subject covered in veterinary school. Classes are on Thursday evenings October 6th to November 3rd from 7-9 pm for five weeks on the Daemen University campus on Main Street, Amherst, NY. Some classes are interactive so smart phones/i-Pads are suggested.

Mini-Vet is designed for animal lovers, pet owners, someone interested in a career in veterinary medicine, etc. Animals have a documented beneficial effect on our physical and psychological well-being. Educating ourselves on animal health can help ensure that our beloved companion pets and wild animals receive the best care possible.

2022 NFVS Mini-Vet Flyer

Mini-Veterinary School graduates will not be eligible to practice veterinary medicine, but will have a better understanding of animals’ health! They will, however, receive a certificate attesting to the completion of 10 hours of veterinary science.

Advanced registration is highly recommended as seating is limited. Cost for the series is $60 per person. $40 for seniors (65+) and students. Individual dates are $20. To register online, please use this QR code, or visit See brochure for mail-in registration.

Our Sponsors for 2022 Mini-Vet School Include:


Speaker Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Link – DGS of WNY

Link – Zoetis

Silver Sponsor

Link – Final Gift

Bronze Sponsor

Link – Pine Pharmacy

A portion of MiniVet proceeds benefits the Pet Emergency Fund