Books are the magic gateway to every type of learning. STEM is no exception.

Recent studies show that children are able to achieve some form of comprehension of science, technology, engineering and math before they’re even one year old. 

And so, one dedicated veterinarian and children’s author is inspiring little bookworms to begin reading and dream early, often, and big and to think broadly about their future careers, including that of veterinary medicine.  

Our correspondent, Mata, sits down with Fuzzy’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Cherice Roth to share how reading with your kids can ignite a passion for STEM, the release of her new Real Doctors Series for children, and a sneak preview of her special story time, book signing, and stuffy vet clinic at Barnes & Noble Encinitas Ranch Town Center .