Veterinarian Camps

2021 Vet Camp Update

As 2020 comes to a close, we are all looking forward to a fresh start and a brighter outlook in 2021.  Here at Oxbow Animal Health, that brighter outlook is the hopeful return of our beloved Vet Camp program.  Our staff has been hard at work coordinating with our partner venues to safely provide our vet camp experience for the summer of 2021  and we recognize that there will likely need to be some accommodations made to ensure the safety of both participants and staff members.  In an effort to fully evaluate these accommodations with our partners, we will be delaying the opening day for camp registration (usually mid-January) on our website.  As members of our vet camp email list, you will be notified via email when a new date is set for registration opening for the 2021 season.  In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly at  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best experience possible for your children.


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

There are no camps currently scheduled.

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.

2020 Intermediate Camp Dates & Locations 

Camp Site Date Location

There are no camps currently scheduled.

Frequently Asked Questions - Intermediate Vet Camp

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