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.

2020 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations

Camp Site Date Location

Elmwood-Murdock Elementary (JR)

June 1-4 Elmwood, NE

Bellevue University (JR)

June 8-11 Bellevue, NE

Oakdale Elementary (JR)

June 15-18 Omaha, NE

Lincoln Children’s Zoo (JR) SESSION FULL

(Waitlist only)

June 22-25 Lincoln, NE
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center (JR) July 13-16 Bellevue, NE
Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn (JR) July 20-23 Elkhorn, NE

Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn (JR)

July 27-30 Elkhorn, 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.

2020 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations 

Camp Site Date Location

University of Nebraska – East Campus (INT)

June 15-19 Lincoln, NE

Iowa Western Community College (INT)

July 6-10 Council Bluffs, IA
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Senior Vet Camp - For high school age students 

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 Location

There are no camps currently scheduled.



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