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.

The Mini Vet School for 2023 is being planned. If you would like to receive information on Mini-Vet 2023, please contact us and we’ll let you know when program is ready. Registration will begin late June or early July.

Here is what we know so far…

Each lecture is a “course” in a subject covered in veterinary school. Classes run for five weeks on Thursday evenings, October 5, 2023 to November 2, 2023 from 7-9 pm on the Daemen University campus, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY, in Schenck Hall, Room 107. 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.

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 $70 per person. $50 for seniors (60+) and students. Individual dates are $25 each. To register online, please scan the QR code, or visit

Here are links to last year’s flyer and brochure.

Sponsors for the 2022 Mini-Vet School Included:


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