Veterinarian Camps

2021 Vet Camp Update

We are thrilled to announce that Oxbow will again be providing an opportunity for area youth to attend our Oxbow Vet Camp program this summer!  Registration is now open and camp details and registration process can be accessed through the registration links below.  Oxbow Animal Health is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for both staff and campers for the 2021 vet camp season, which includes developing a detailed and comprehensive COVID-19 Vet Camp plan in accordance with CDC guidelines and Nebraska Directed Health Measures.  To learn more, please click the register link below and view the COVID-19 Camp Planning tab on the registration website. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly at vetcamp@oxbowanimalhealth.com. 

 

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.

2021 Junior Vet Camp Dates & Locations

Camp Site Date Location

Elmwood Murdock Elementary School 

June 7-10 400 W F Street, Elmwood NE 68349
Bellevue University June 14-17 1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005
Lincoln Children's Zoo June 21-24 1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
Westside Community Center June 28-July 1 3534 S 108th St Omaha, NE 68144
Fontenelle Forest July 19-22 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005
Westside Community Center  July 26-29 3534 S 108th St Omaha, NE 68144
Oxbow Animal Health August 2-5 11902 South 150th Street, Omaha, NE 68138
Frequently Asked Questions - Junior Vet Camp

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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.

2021 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations 

Camp Site Date Location

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – East Campus

June 21-25 3940 Fair Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
Iowa Western Community College  July 12-16 2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Frequently Asked Questions - Intermediate Vet Camp

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Senior Vet Camp - For high school age students 

Thank you for your interest in Oxbow’s Senior Vet Camp! Due to COVID-19 and the hands-on nature of our camp, we feel that it is in the best interest of both our students and instructors that we not offer Senior Vet Camp in its usual wintertime slot. Please keep an eye on our page for future updates, as we hope to be able to offer this camp again in the near future!

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.

   

 

Frequently Asked Questions - Senior Vet Camp

To learn more about Oxbow Vet Camps, contact us at vetcamp@oxbowanimalhealth.com.