Vet Camp

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Junior Vet Camp
Spay Neuter Exhibit

Junior Vet Camp is an experience for future veterinarians in grades 6th thru 8th to provide an opportunity to be the doctor for the day. Hands-on sessions will include learning about CPR in dogs, understanding how to use a stethoscope and listening to various heart sounds. In addition you will learn how to look at a radiograph (x-ray) to determine what is wrong with the patient. Also, you will look at fluid from the rumen of a cow under the microscope as well as look at blood cells from various animals. Spend time learning about animals in a fun way from current veterinary students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Learn about the educational pathway to veterinary school and how you can prepare for what awaits you as a veterinarian. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to investigate being a veterinarian.

Junior Vet Camp Dates and times:
Friday, August 5 9a.m.-12p.m.
Saturday, August 6 9a.m.-12p.m.
Sunday, August 7 9a.m.-12p.m.
Tuesday, August 9 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 9a.m.-12p.m.
Sunday, August 14 9a.m.-12p.m.
Thursday, August 18 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 9a.m.-12p.m.

Pre-registration is required, the cost is $25, and participants will receive a t-shirt.

Senior Vet Camp
Spay Neuter Exhibit

Senior Vet Camp is an experience that will offer many hands-on sessions which will challenge future veterinarians in grades 9 thru 12 to learn and develop their animal doctor skills. During the senior camp, campers will learn and practice their suturing skills, learn about how radiographs (x-rays) are made and what you can learn from them. During the camp, you will observe a live animal spay or castration surgery on a dog. You will also participate in the dissection of various animal organs to understand how they function to keep an animal alive. Lastly you will have the opportunity to draw blood and place IV catheters on simulated patient legs. You will work with current veterinary students from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine who will also share with you the educational pathway to veterinary school and what careers options await you as a veterinarian. Veterinarians work with animals in hospitals, on farms, in zoo as well as use their training to protect human health via our food chain and general disease outbreak control, development of new drugs and even work to ensure that our country is safe from animal diseases in general. You don’t want to miss this great camp.

Senior Vet Camp Date and times:
Friday, August 5 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 7 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, August 11 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 14 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday August 16 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 1-4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required, the cost is $25, and participants will receive a t-shirt.