VetCAMP

Sunday, July 13 to Saturday, July 19, 2014

Registration Information | Cost | Cancellation Policy | Vet Camp Schedule

Summary

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 20 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. View the VetCAMP multimedia story on YouTube that UGA Public Affairs produced.

The seven-day-long on-site summer program will provide opportunities for observation of and participation in various services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the Diagnostic Laboratories, as well as a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes view of the facilities.

Other activities include information sessions on admission requirements, research opportunities, the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and other underserved specializations in the field of veterinary medicine.

Download the VetCamp 2014 brochure [PDF].

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for VetCAMP, students must be current 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students (at the time of application) who are interested in the veterinary profession.

Registration Information

Registration closed on February 5. Thank you for your interest!

Completed registration packets must have been received at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Office for Academic Affairs by Wednesday, February 5, 2014, for a student to be considered for VetCAMP.

Completed registration packets include:

  • VetCAMP Application Form
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Essay
  • Official High School Transcript

Your registration for VetCAMP is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Accepted student notifications will be emailed to the address listed on the VetCAMP application by Friday, March 14, 2014.

Cost to Attend VetCAMP

The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities.

Scholarships or financial assistance are available to those students with demonstrated need. For more information please contact Lakecia Pettway at 706.542.8411 or lpettway@uga.edu.

For students accepted into VetCAMP, fees are due by May 1, 2014.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing. If a registration is canceled the individual making the original payment will receive:

  • A full refund, less a administrative fee of $30, if cancellation is received in writing by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 23, 2014.
  • A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received in writing by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 6, 2014.
  • No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 3 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Tentative VetCAMP Schedule


Day 1
  • Registration and move into UGA Housing Complex
  • Orientation
  • Group photo
  • Tour of College of Veterinary Medicine and Hospital
  • Team Building Activities
  • Welcome Cookout
Day 2
  • Tour of off-campus facilities (farms and PDRC)
Days 3 - 4
  • Veterinary student-facilitated classes
  • Wetlabs
  • Workshops
Day 5
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium
Day 6
  • VetCAMP presentations
Day 7
  • Awards ceremony breakfast
  • Departure