VetCamp (High School)

VetCamp is a fun, interactive program for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in veterinary medicine. Developed and taught by students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and sponsored by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation, this three-hour live program educates students in grades 9-12 through interactive hands-on learning activities and games. Participants will take part in a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style of case study where they will have to work to save a fictional patient who has arrived at the veterinary clinic. In this activity, they will act as the veterinarian and use models to practice real clinical skills. Participants will also learn about public health and disease control, pet obesity and body condition scoring, foods and common household products that are toxic to pets, some popular veterinary careers, what it takes to get into veterinary school, and much more!

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VetCamp takes place at various venues throughout the year, including summer day camp activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine. We also work in partnership with several organizations to take part in other career exploration programs.
 

Upcoming Events: 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12pm - 3pm: Saturday Academy with the School of Dentistry
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Vetcamp will host part of this day long program run by the School of Dentistry. Find out more about Saturday Academy and register here.

Friday, June 20, 2014  1pm - 4pm: VetCamp
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Register here!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Winona Scrubs Camp
Location: Winona State University
This camp is run by Healthforce Minnesota and promotes healthcare career awareness to high school students. VetCamp will be participating in break-out sessions. Learn more about the Winona Scrubs Camp and register here.

Monday, June 30, 2014 1pm - 4pm: VetCamp
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Register here!

Monday, July 7, 2014: Urban Scrubs Camp
Location: Augsburg College
This camp is run by Healthforce Minnesota and promotes healthcare career awareness to high school students. VetCamp will be participating in break-out sessions. Learn more about the Urban Scrubs Camp and register here.

Friday, July 18, 2014 1pm - 4pm: Kid's Uniiversity Summer Program - Vet Careers: Horses and More
Location: Nutrena Conference Center
Find more information about the University of Minnesota Youth Summer Programs here!

Friday, July 25, 2014 1pm - 4pm: VetCamp
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Register here!

Friday, August 1, 2014 1pm - 4pm: VetCamp
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Register here!

Thursday, August 14, 2014 1pm - 4pm: VetCamp
Location: 215 Ben Pomeroy Center
Register here!
 

 

Would you like to be notified about upcoming events?
Please fill out this form to be added to the VetCamp Digital Mailing List. Those on the mailing list will receive notification as soon as new dates are added for upcoming events. 

Questions?
Please email Amanda Anderson at andersoa@umn.edu.

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