Veterinary Camp

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Want to work in a clinic, laboratory or shelter? What about at a wildlife sanctuary, in a zoo or on a farm? Veterinarians and veterinary technicians practice in these and many other locations! 

Each summer, MSU CVM offers a series of fun, educational camps specifically for students ages 10 to 17 with dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, scientist or working in an animal-focused career. MSU Vet Camp is a hands-on experience led by actual veterinary medicine professors with the assistance of current veterinary students, who serve as camp counselors. Camp features a variety of interactive labs, allowing participants to explore the world of veterinary medicine. 

Both day and overnight camps are available based upon camper age, with day camps lasting either one day or three days and overnight camps lasting five days. 

Our camp will engage all your senses, as you see, feel, smell, and hear about animals from the view of a veterinarian or veterinary technician. Your curiosity will be ignited as you experience animal anatomy, microbiology, radiology, and an array of other real-life aspects of a career caring for animals. And, speaking of careers, you will learn about the many different avenues available in the field from small to large animal, public health, pathology, research, rehabilitation and more! 

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Campers observe a procedure in the lab

2023 Vet Camp Dates

Wednesday, May 24 - Sunday, May 28 Overnight Camp Session #1 (15-17 yr olds)
Tuesday, May 30 One-Day Camp Session #1 (10-12 yr olds)
Wednesday, May 31 One-Day Camp Session #2 (10-12 yr olds)
Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3 Three-Day Camp Session (13-17 yr olds)
Tuesday, June 6 One-Day Camp Session #3 (13-14 yr olds)
Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11 Overnight Camp Session #2 (15-17 yr olds)



Sounds like fun, right? To take part, you’ll need to apply.

Being accepted to MSU Vet Camp is competitive! We receive hundreds of applications for a set number of slots.

Interested campers and parents should read our Vet Camp Quick FAQs to learn more about the application,  cost of camp, and timeline moving forward

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The 2023 Vet Camp application is closed.

(Remember, the application portal is only open for a set time as noted above each year!)A student examines the mouth of a model dog

Campers get instruction for the fish lab