Veterinary Science Camp


  • Cost: $850 – includes all meals, dormitory-style housing, laboratory materials, and transportation while attending.
  • Coed for ages 12-16

Gould Academy’s Farm and Forest Program partners with teaching veterinarians from the Bethel Animal Hospital and Kind Animal Care of Norway, ME to offer this  a high-energy, challenging, educational experience with a strong focus on hands-on learning.

Our Summer Veterinary Science Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students interests in medicine, science and animals.

Check out the slideshow of one of our Vet Science Weekends to get a sense of what you’ll do.

During the Summer Veterinary Science Camp students will:

  • safely handle a variety of large and small animals for assessment
  • use laboratory tools unique to practicing medicine
  • administer medications and vaccinations
  • draw and analyze blood
  • perform mock surgery maintaining sterile conditions
  • examine critical organs with the goal of deeper understanding of function
  • identify normal and abnormal cells
  • and engage in conversations about ethics as it relates to veterinary medicine

Gould’s on-campus farm is home to draft horses, pigs, sheep, poultry, and rabbits, while the McLaughlin Science Center provides cutting-edge laboratory classrooms and equipment. The Bethel Animal Hospital, a modern small animal hospital, is less than two miles from campus.

For more  information email Tracey Wilkerson Farm and Forest Program director.

Veterinary Science Immersion Weekend Teaching Veterinarians:

Dr. Robin Gorrell – Bethel Animal Hospital

Dr. Julie Schubert – Bethel Animal Hospital

Dr. Don McLean – Kind Animal Care