Veterinarian Camps

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

The Oxbow Junior Veterinarian Camp was created 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, the circulatory system, the digestive system, and important issues like animal over-population. In addition, they also get to practice activities real veterinarians perform like record-keeping, animal health exams, and surgery.

2014 Junior Vet Camp Dates and Locations

June 9-12Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
June 16-19Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln, NE
June 23-26Creighton University, Omaha, NE
July 7-10Elmwood Elementary School, Elmwood, NE
July 14-17Vatterott College, Omaha, NE
July 21-24Vatterott College, Omaha, NE
July 28-31Metro Community College, Elkhorn, NE

2014 Junior Vet Camp Registration Form

Frequently Asked Questions - Junior Vet Camp

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

This year’s Intermediate Vet Camp will focus on the cardiovascular system, blood, nutrition, and genetics.  Intermediate Campers will learn extensively about large animals (including cows, goats, and elephants) as well as small animals (including dogs, cats, and rabbits).  They will perform a mock surgery, with activities including: prepping for surgery, suturing, proper surgery room protocol and dressing for surgery (including items such as scrubs, gloves, head covers, shoe covers, and masks).  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. 

2014 Intermediate Vet Camp Dates and Locations

June 9-13University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
June 16-20Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, IA
June 22-27Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture - Curtis, NE (Overnight Camp)

2014 Intermediate Vet Camp Registration Form  

Frequently Asked Questions - Intermediate Vet Camp (Day)
Frequently Asked Questions - Intermediate Vet Camp (Overnight)

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