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.

2019 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations

Camp Site Date Location

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
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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.

2019 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations 

Camp Site Date Location
University of Nebraska – East Campus (INT) June 24-28 Lincoln, NE

Iowa Western Community College (INT)

July 8-12 Council Bluffs, IA
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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

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