2020 Veterinary Science Camp Week 2


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Veterinary Science Camp | July 12 – 16, 2020

Cost: $1,300 | Students ages 15-17

(includes lodging, meals, lab materials, and transportation during stay)

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For Veterinary Science Camp, Gould partners with teaching veterinarians to offer a high-energy, challenging, educational experience with a strong focus on hands-on learning.

Gould’s Veterinary Science Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in medicine, science, and animals. Check out the slideshow of one of our Vet Science Immersion Weekends to get a sense of what you’ll do.

Veterinary Science

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
  • engage in conversations about ethics as it relates to veterinary medicine

Gould’s on-campus farm is home to horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, and rabbits. 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.


6:30 am Barn chores
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:10 am Safely assessing healthy large animals (Gould’s barn)
9:15 am – 10:25 am Introduction to surgical dissection (McLaughlin Science Center)
10:30 am – 11:40 am Farrier Science (Horse shed, Gould’s barn)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Field Trip: swimming and farm visit (guard dogs, dairy goats, horse breeding, food production)
5:00 pm Barn chores
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Bethel Animal Hospital mock surgery and intro to laboratory equipment
9:30 pm In rooms lights out

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