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.
2019 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations
|Elmwood-Murdock Elementary (JR)||June 3-6||Elmwood, NE|
|Bellevue University (JR)||June 10-13||Bellevue, NE|
|Sunset Hills Elementary (JR)||June 17-20||Omaha, NE|
|Fontenelle Forest Nature Center (JR)||July 8-11||Bellevue, NE|
|Lincoln Children’s Zoo (JR)||July 15-18||Lincoln, NE|
|Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn (JR)||July 22-25||Elkhorn, NE|
|Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn (JR)||July 29-Aug 1||Elkhorn, NE|
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.
2019 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations
|University of Nebraska – East Campus (INT)||June 24-28||Lincoln, NE|
|Iowa Western Community College (INT)||July 8-12||Council Bluffs, IA|
Senior Vet Camp
Check back soon for 2020 Senior Vet Camp dates and locations!Oxbow’s new short-course program will give high school aged students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the field of veterinary medicine and participate in hands-on activities commonly conducted in a clinic setting. The small class size coupled with instructors formally trained in animal and vet science will result in a unique, one-of-a kind experience for youth looking to seriously explore veterinary medicine as a career path.
Frequently Asked Questions - Senior Vet Camp
To learn more about Oxbow Vet Camps, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.