Dr. Contreras had twin boys early in his vet school education. He often had to study
with his children which led to their love for animals and desire to help educate others about pets. The VetBros Pet Education Charitable Fund stems from this love of animals and education.
The VetBros Pet Education Charitable Fund’s mission is to educate children and young
adults about how to best care for pets and to help them fulfill their dreams of becoming veterinarians, animal advocates, and animal healthcare
professionals. This organization will help provide scholarship money as well as educational seminars to
help individuals realize their dreams.
The VetBros Pet
Education Charitable Fund will also provide financial assistance toward healthcare for pets in families experiencing various hardships (bankruptcy, unemployment, etc.) or natural disasters (flooding,
tornado, fire, etc.)
A Day at the Veterinary Hospital
There are numerous opportunities available to
veterinarians, but most children have no idea just how many exist. Many children dream of working with animals, but those dreams are often cut short because of their limited understanding of the different career paths available to them with a veterinary degree.
Meet Dr. Contreras, Founder of the VetBros Pet Education Charitable Fund
Dr. Contreras loves to teach students how to get
involved in the field of animal health at an early
age. Instructing children on the importance of
volunteering and shadowing different health professions allows children to understand what
being in the animal health profession is all about.
Dr. Contreras also loves helping young
adults understand that being a well-rounded student is critical for being a successful
veterinarian because veterinarians play such a huge variety of roles, sometimes even within
the same day. Involvement in various organizations helps children become the right kind of leader necessary to being a veterinarian.
Academics, specifically being strong in math
and science, is critical for being accepted into a veterinary program. Dr. Contreras discusses his
own previous challenges in the classroom and highlights the importance of getting proper
help, using resources, understanding our strengths/areas to improve, and understanding our own styles of learning. We all learn differently and there is no excuse to not get the help needed to learn the material necessary to achieve your ultimate goal. In addition, Dr. Contreras discusses various
cases and how he diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions, using videos and pictures to make the experience both engaging and interactive.