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.


2016 Junior Vet Camp Dates and Locations

June 6-9Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School, Elmwood, NE SESSION FULL
June 13-16Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
June 20-23Bellevue University, Omaha, NE
July 11-14Creighton University, Omaha, NE SESSION FULL
July 18-21Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln, NE SESSION FULL
July 25-28The Club at Indian Creek Golf Course, Elkhorn, NE SESSION FULL
August 1-4Bellevue Berry Farm, Papillion, NE

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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.


2016 Intermediate Vet Camp Dates and Locations

June 27-July 1University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE SESSION FULL
July 11-15Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, IA SESSION FULL

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