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Future Veterinarians Explore!

Helping Pre-Veterinary students receive mentorship and connect with Licensed Veterinarians..virtually!

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Campaign Ends on January 31, 2023

Project Description

banner showing the words "Future Veterinarian project. Ride Along Virtual Internship"

 

 

colorful words that say "Future Veterinarians need mentoring by licensed vets"
Veterinarian and student wearing surgery gown and bonnet at surgery table
Dr. Croom mentoring Future Veterinarian on proper surgical technique
the words "Our mission"

 

Our goal at Steadfast International is to make it easy for students to learn about the field of Veterinary Medicine without having to leave their home or school. Pre-Veterinary students received online mentoring and career prep from licensed veterinarians using Telemedicine!

With our Ride-Along Program, students 6th grade through college can join a licensed Veterinarian online as they work with a LIVE patient and client. The student will be able to participate in the discussion, diagnosis, and follow-up with the pet parent.

Our aim is to introduce students to the real world of VetMed and teach the soft skills, compassion, and direct client interactions that will make them super successful in the Veterinary field. 

 

African American Veterinarian showing Latina student slide under microscope
Dr. Croom explaining tortoise anatomy to young Future Veterinarian
text that says "the problem"

 

Most Veterinary mentoring programs focus on direct animal contact, which students love, but the soft skills are minimized.

To be a successful Veterinarian, you must have great people skills, and most Pre-Vet mentoring programs do not focus on the different client interactions that happen daily.

Veterinarians love to share knowledge by mentoring, but often do not have free time to devote to a mentee.

It is a common myth that spoken communication with people is not required for the veterinary profession.

veterinarian with client and dog at client's home
Dr. Croom interacting with pet parent Heather as she examines their dog Dexter.
the words, "Who is the Ride along program for?"

 

  • Students who want firsthand knowledge of what being a Veterinarian and Vet Tech is all about!
  • 6th grade through Community College and University levels
  • Career Prep courses that would benefit from an infusion of Pre-Veterinary education
  • After School programs (OST)
  • Home Schooling, Self-Teaching, Unschooling Lesson
  • Veterinary Schools that want a unique mentoring experience for their alumni to attract students to your institution
Young Future Veterinarian smiling as he touches tortoise
An enthusiastic Future Veterinarian in Dr. Croom's course
the words "Steadfast (Future Vet) Team

 

The Future Vet team here at Steadfast International is very rich and diverse.  Our Teaching hospital, Dr. Croom Mobile Veterinary Service currently employs three full time and one part -time team member, who fill the roles of Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, CFO, and Marketing Strategist.

Steadfast International LLC prides itself on hiring a mix of backgrounds with military Veterans, African-American, Indian-American, Caucasian-American teammates, as well as LGBTQ+ hires. We are confident in the compassionate care we provide pet owners, and the Veterinary Educational experiences we create for our Future Veterinarians!

African American veterinarian and vet tech with a young boy they mentored
Dr. Croom with her intelligent and loyal vet tech, Ms. Toni White aka Vet Tech Toni
the words "What we will use the funds for"

 

  • Giving Animal Lovers a unique Internship Experience with Veterinarians in many different states
  • Access to Veterinarians from different specialties who are willing to mentor Pre-Vet students virtually
  • Creation of a high-tech virtual space where Future Veterinarians can mingle with their peers and network with their Vet mentors
  • Annual Future Veterinary Ceremony with all the year's graduates and guest speakers by some top contributors
Veterinarian and Vet Tech with student holding rabbit
Dr. Croom and Vet Tech Toni mentoring a young student about rabbits
the words "Future vets thank you and so do we!"

 

The Future Veterinarian Project is many years in the making and we appreciate your support of these students who are interesting in improving the lives of animals, and the people who love them.

Veterinarian mentoring young girl with small black dog on table
Dr. Croom showing Future Veterinarian how to communicate properly with pet parent
Veterinarian and student holding turtle
Dr. Croom loves adding VetMed to Career Prep courses!

 

Veterinarian, alpaca, and young man
Dr. Croom discusses the Alpace with her Future Veterinarians

    Updates

    The Campaign FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. When will I receive my coloring/sketch book in the mail?

    answer: In March 2023

     

    Ginger N Jenkins
    11/21/2022
    Monetary Contribution
    $50
    KimChm
    11/02/2022
    Monetary Contribution
    $10
    10/25/2022
    Monetary Contribution
    $5,150
    Tonisha Herrera-White
    10/23/2022
    Business In Color
    $150
    Angeline Chaney
    10/21/2022
    Monetary Contribution
    $10
    Gelasia G. Croom
    10/21/2022
    Business In Color
    $150
    Imani Jenkins
    10/18/2022
    Colorful Future
    $50
    Bobby Jackson
    10/14/2022
    Colorful Future
    $50
    Dr. Kelly Lester DC cAVCA
    10/12/2022
    Business In Color
    $150
    Monetary Contribution

    Just Because I Care

    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    25.00 USD
    Virtual 'Paw Bump'

    You will receive warm fuzzy feelings and a virtual 'Paw Bump' from the Future Vet Team.  Feel good knowing you are supporting animals and the Future Vets that care about them.

    300 Left
    0 Supporters
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    50.00 USD
    Colorful Future

    This creative reward scores you a copy of Dr. Croom's extremely popular coloring/sketch book for Future Vets and animal lovers--"What Kind of Veterinary Doctor Do You Want to Be?"

    With a variety of animal species, diverse Veterinarians, and numerous Veterinary specialties explored, this book will teach the student even as colors are being added.

    You will receive yours in the mail with crayons! Stay ready for your Virtual Paw Bump too!

    198 Left
    2 Supporters
    Select this reward
    150.00 USD
    Business In Color

    This reward is for our fellow Entrepreneurs who will have your business logo placed into the updated version of our popular Future Veterinarian coloring/sketch book.

    Our book has been used in numerous school systems' Pre-Veterinary courses, and the new version will contain your sponsored logo and website info.

    Not only will you receive the current version of the book, but you will also be helping the next generation of Veterinarians.

    197 Left
    3 Supporters
    Select this reward
    1,500.00 USD
    Five Healing Paws and Holistic Care

    This reward will enrich the lives of FIVE Future Veterinary students, some of whom may be animal lovers that you know--at your school, church, or youth organization (6th grade thru college).

    Each of your five students will gain full access to the immersive Future Veterinarian Project, including three virtual visits, and entry into the Future Vet digital community.

    With this reward, you also gain access to the upcoming Holistic Pet Care video series, where Dr. Croom takes viewers on an all-natural journey into home pet care and natural solutions.

    50 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    5,000.00 USD
    SuperCharged Students Reward

    This supercharged reward helps Twenty students gain access to the amazing Future Veterinarian Project, with one-on-one mentorship by one or more licensed Veterinarians, and three virtual visits with pet patients and their owners. 

    With this reward you also gain entry into the annual Future Veterinarian Ceremony and have the opportunity to meet the students you sponsored.

    You will also receive the coloring/sketch book mailed to your home and a shoutout to your business or favorite charity on our social media channels.

    With this reward, you also gain access to the upcoming Holistic Pet Care video series, where Dr. Croom takes viewers on an all-natural journey into home pet care and natural solutions.

    30 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    10,000.00 USD
    Founder's Bundle

    This Reward is the ultimate, and you will be giving FORTY Pre-Veterinary students the opportunity to be fully immersed in the culture of Future Veterinarian Project, with their virtual visits, mentoring by numerous Vets, and access to the Future Vet community.

    Your reward also includes the coloring/sketch book, invitation to the annual Future Vet Ceremony, a sponsorship for your business at the ceremony, and access to the Holistic Pet Care video series by Dr. Croom

    This reward level is the Founder's Bundle because your contribution also supports the transition of Dr. Croom's Veteran-owned company, Steadfast International to an S-Corp and a true startup. 

    Thank you, thank you!

    5 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward

    Rewards

    Monetary Contribution

    Just Because I Care

    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    25.00 USD
    Virtual 'Paw Bump'

    You will receive warm fuzzy feelings and a virtual 'Paw Bump' from the Future Vet Team.  Feel good knowing you are supporting animals and the Future Vets that care about them.

    300 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    50.00 USD
    Colorful Future

    This creative reward scores you a copy of Dr. Croom's extremely popular coloring/sketch book for Future Vets and animal lovers--"What Kind of Veterinary Doctor Do You Want to Be?"

    With a variety of animal species, diverse Veterinarians, and numerous Veterinary specialties explored, this book will teach the student even as colors are being added.

    You will receive yours in the mail with crayons! Stay ready for your Virtual Paw Bump too!

    198 Left
    2 Supporters
    Select this reward
    150.00 USD
    Business In Color

    This reward is for our fellow Entrepreneurs who will have your business logo placed into the updated version of our popular Future Veterinarian coloring/sketch book.

    Our book has been used in numerous school systems' Pre-Veterinary courses, and the new version will contain your sponsored logo and website info.

    Not only will you receive the current version of the book, but you will also be helping the next generation of Veterinarians.

    197 Left
    3 Supporters
    Select this reward
    1,500.00 USD
    Five Healing Paws and Holistic Care

    This reward will enrich the lives of FIVE Future Veterinary students, some of whom may be animal lovers that you know--at your school, church, or youth organization (6th grade thru college).

    Each of your five students will gain full access to the immersive Future Veterinarian Project, including three virtual visits, and entry into the Future Vet digital community.

    With this reward, you also gain access to the upcoming Holistic Pet Care video series, where Dr. Croom takes viewers on an all-natural journey into home pet care and natural solutions.

    50 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    5,000.00 USD
    SuperCharged Students Reward

    This supercharged reward helps Twenty students gain access to the amazing Future Veterinarian Project, with one-on-one mentorship by one or more licensed Veterinarians, and three virtual visits with pet patients and their owners. 

    With this reward you also gain entry into the annual Future Veterinarian Ceremony and have the opportunity to meet the students you sponsored.

    You will also receive the coloring/sketch book mailed to your home and a shoutout to your business or favorite charity on our social media channels.

    With this reward, you also gain access to the upcoming Holistic Pet Care video series, where Dr. Croom takes viewers on an all-natural journey into home pet care and natural solutions.

    30 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    10,000.00 USD
    Founder's Bundle

    This Reward is the ultimate, and you will be giving FORTY Pre-Veterinary students the opportunity to be fully immersed in the culture of Future Veterinarian Project, with their virtual visits, mentoring by numerous Vets, and access to the Future Vet community.

    Your reward also includes the coloring/sketch book, invitation to the annual Future Vet Ceremony, a sponsorship for your business at the ceremony, and access to the Holistic Pet Care video series by Dr. Croom

    This reward level is the Founder's Bundle because your contribution also supports the transition of Dr. Croom's Veteran-owned company, Steadfast International to an S-Corp and a true startup. 

    Thank you, thank you!

    5 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward