Summer 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.

2018 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations


Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School (Elmwood, NE)

June 4-7
Bellevue Berry Farm (Papillion, NE)

June 11-14

Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, NE) June 18-21
Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)

June 25-28

Lincoln Children’s Zoo (Lincoln, NE) July 16-19

Metropolitan Community College (Elkhorn, NE)

July 23-26
Metropolitan Community College (Elkhorn, NE) July 30 - Aug 2


Frequently Asked Questions - Junior Vet Camp 

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.

2018 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations


University of Nebraska - Lincoln, East Campus (Lincoln, NE)

June 18-22

Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)

July 9-13


Frequently Asked Questions - Intermediate Vet Camp

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