The Veterinary Science Camp combines hands-on experience with live animals by introducing and reviewing the scientific principles of biology, chemistry, and anatomy. Students will take on the role of veterinary assistants under the watchful eye of a veterinarian. Campers will gain firsthand experience with laboratory work, surgery, ultrasound, x-rays, cultures, suturing, and administration of injections. Students will have the opportunity to explore the many different veterinary science career possibilities as they visit a small animal veterinary hospital, a dairy farm and a veterinary emergency hospital.
Campers will participate in many hands-on activities in the biology lab. Students will perform laboratory tests, review and discuss the results. Selected animal diseases will also be discussed in light of the lab work the students perform. Basic animal anatomy will be explored during a mock surgery, and as they dissect a heart. Campers learn how all of the systems of the body work together as they complete poster projects.
Intro to Veterinary Medicine
Participants will tour a small animal veterinary clinic and observe surgeries. After returning to Penn State Berks and learn how to perform physical examinations, they will gain hands-on experience as they perform examinations themselves on real pets.
Campers will head out to a large scale dairy farm to observe a large animal veterinarian at work during a "herd check" for preventative care.
Animal Care Topics
Student will observe an ultrasound scan on a dog and study x-rays. They will learn how to suture wounds and properly administer injections and other medications to animals.
Penn State faculty will discuss various career options career options for a pre-veterinary student and discuss animal ethical issues.
The Veterinarian Science Camp will wrap-up with a quiz bowl tournament where campers can have an opportunity to show their parents what they learned throughout the week.
Activities described are general topics and are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
Dates: July 10 – 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: Residential - $775
Commuter - $475
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