Veterinarian Camps

Junior Vet Camp - For students completing 2nd - 5th grades

The Oxbow Junior Veterinarian Camp is designed especially for children who have a passion for animals and veterinary medicine. The 4-day camp includes many hands-on activities involving live animals, games and unique crafts. Campers learn about veterinary tools, x-rays, body systems and functions, and important issues like animal over-population. In addition, they also get to practice activities like real veterinarians perform, including record-keeping and animal health exams.  At the end of camp, they perform a mock surgery, using all that they’ve learned. Campers get their very own set of scrubs and a stethoscope to take home.

2017 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations

Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School (Elmwood, NE)June 5 - 8
Bellevue Berry Farm (Bellevue, NE)June 12-15
Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE)June 19-22
Lincoln Children's Zoo (Lincoln, NE)July 17-20
Metropolitan Community College (Elkhorn, NE)July 24-27
Metropolitan Communitiy College (Elkhorn, NE)July 31 - Aug 3


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Intermediate Vet Camp - For students completing 6th - 8th grades

The Oxbow Intermediate Vet Camp focuses on various aspects of veterinary and animal science, including animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition and behavior.  During this 5-day camp, campers learn extensively about large animals and livestock as well as companion animals and pets.  They perform a mock surgery, with activities including: prepping for surgery, suturing, proper surgery room protocol and dressing for surgery.  Professionals from various animal-related careers (such as animal medicine, research and development, the pet food industry, veterinarians and vet techs) will present, lead activities, and answer questions. Intermediate campers also go on a field trip to learn about animal and veterinary-related professions.

2017 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations

Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)June 26-30
University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)July 10-14


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