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.

Plans for the 2024 Mini Vet School are in the works. The information below was for last year’s event. Stay tuned for this year’s Mini-Vet School dates and information. Or contact us with any questions.

Each Mini-Vet School lecture is a “course” in a subject covered in veterinary school. Classes ran 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.

Register Now, 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, brochure and poster.

Sponsors for the 2023 Mini-Vet School Include:


Speaker Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Link – Final Gift

Silver Sponsor

Link – Zoetis

Bronze Sponsor

Link – Nova Wealth

Link – Pine Pharmacy

A portion of MiniVet proceeds benefits the Pet Emergency Fund