Senior Vet Camp: June 16 - 21, 2019
Rising 12th Grade
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine partners with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education to offer Vet Camps each summer to youth interested in the veterinary medicine profession.
Second-year veterinary students, with faculty, technicians and staff provide the veterinary coursework campers will take, which is similar to actual veterinary education. Campers learn and study on our campus in laboratories and classrooms designed for veterinary students.
Campers will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn’s raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Campers will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers.
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
For more information on our world-renowned Veterinary program, please visit our website at: http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/.
As a helpful guide to guide to explore veterinary medicine and the science of animals, visit Vet Set Go.
Campers will have various meal options for breakfast in The Student Center. Lunch will be catered at the Auburn University Veterinary Medicine Facility. Dinner is held in The Terrell Dining facility, where campers will have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.
The instructional activities and hands-on experiences for this camp will be held at the Auburn University Veterinary Medicine facility.
Scholarship Advisor & Coordinator of Student Development
Robbi Beauchamp joined the Office of Academic Affairs staff in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Robbi serves in the role of Scholarship Advisor and Coordinator of Student Development. She received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations Speech Communications from Auburn University in 1988. Robbi brings 25 plus years of experience in the areas of marketing, communications, business administration, recruiting, public relations and fund-raising to her role at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, Robert, met while in school at Auburn and upon graduating were married and established their family and businesses in the Auburn/Opelika area.
Applications will open on December 1, 2018 and close on February 4, 2019. Notifications will be sent no earlier than March 18, 2019.
For your application, you will need:
- Copy of your most recent transcript or report card (un-official copies allowed)
- One (1) letter of recommendation from either a teacher, mentor, or coach
- One (1) brief essay (200 words or less): Why do you want to become a veterinarian?
PLEASE NOTE: Each document must be uploaded as a PDF.
Camp Fees are $850 and include the following items:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
- A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
- No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- Two (2) pairs of jeans/long pants (no leggings) for field trips
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Closed toed shoes – must be worn everyday
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Spending Money
Last Updated: January 9, 2019