Our junior, intermediate, and senior veterinary camps are designed for elementary through high school students passionate about animals and interested in veterinary care. Focused on education, hands-on experience, and fun, these camps set the stage for a lifetime of learning for future generations of veterinarians and technicians.
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 overpopulation. Additionally, they get to practice activities that 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.
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.
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.
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