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Summer Vet Program for Future Veterinarians

The Summer Vet Program is a student's ticket to the world of veterinary medicine! For students who are serious about becoming a veterinarian, this is a super opportunity to look into the real and sometimes gritty field of veterinary medicine. Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth, hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is about. Participants meet professors, practitioners, and students in the discipline and have ample opportunity to talk with them. Some of the activities of the program include

  • Examining skeletons and learning how specimens are prepared
  • Discussing preparations for a career in veterinary medicine
  • Studying emergency medicine and first aid
  • Equine reproduction
  • Cancer research in animals
  • Observing clinical procedures in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Necropsy – please be advised, this is a real animal autopsy and can make some students quesy.

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This camp has been going strong since 1999.

The Summer Vet program will take place June 20 - 24, 2016, from 12:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Colorado State University. It is highly encouraged that students combine this experience with the SciTrek program for a full day of science-based activities. Additional information about CSU's professional veterinary medicine program can be found on the CVMBS web site.

Registration will open in early January for 2016. If you would like to be added to our contact list, email the program coordinator, Courtney Butler (courtney.butler@colostate.edu ) with the student's name and current grade level.

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Primary funding from the College of Natural Sciences.

Additional funding from
the Bohemian Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Park Service, Xcel Foundation, and
the Colorado State
Science Fair, Inc.

B307 Natural & Environmental Sciences
1231 East Drive
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1802

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