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, games and unique crafts.  Campers also get to meet a live animal each day!  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 a camp t-shirt as well as their very own set of scrubs and a stethoscope to take home.

2022 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations

Camp Site Date

Elmwood Murdock Elementary (400 West F St, Elmwood, NE)

June 6-9
Bellevue University (1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE) June 13-16
Westside Community Center (3534 S 108th Street, Omaha NE) June 20-23
Westside Community Center (3534 S 108th Street, Omaha NE) June 27-30

Elliott Elementary (225 S 25th St Lincoln, NE)

July 18-21
Standing Bear Elementary (15860 Taylor St, Omaha, NE) July 25-28
Standing Bear Elementary (15860 Taylor St, Omaha, NE) August 1-4

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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.

2022 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations 

Camp Site Date

UNL – East Campus (Lincoln, NE)

June 27-July 1
IWCC (2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA) July 11-15

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Senior Vet Camp - For high school age students 

Senior Vet Camp registration is now open!

This 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.

Camp Site Date

There are no upcoming Senior Vet camps currently scheduled.


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