Veterinary Science and Animal Career Camp


July 10 - 14, 2023                                                                    Apply Now

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Space is limited early consideration deadline: March 1st 
General Deadline: April 1st 

Do you have a passion for taking care of animals? Have you thought about becoming a veterinarian, technician, or zoo keeper? Are you wondering about what classes to take in high school or are you considering taking higher level classes like a college course? The BGSU Veterinary Science Camp is here to help students discover what it takes to work in fields related to animal science, medicine, and more. During camp students will explore research laboratories, tour classrooms and learning spaces, learn from BGSU Faculty members, while gaining insight from professionals in the field. Students will also have an opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium. 


  • Pre-Camp Animal Science Curriculum & Module Series - Offered Virtually 
  • Explore how BGSU can prepare you for pursuing your passions 
  • Hear what it is like to be a BGSU Student from the BGSU Pre-Vet Student Organization 
  • Learn about special interest fields within veterinary medicine from working professionals
  • Discover what it takes to get in to Veterinary School from Admissions Counselors 
  • Learn what college courses you should take 
  • Connect with Veterinarians at the Ohio Department of Agriculture & United States Department of Agriculture to learn how they work to keep the food supply safe
  • Go behind the scenes with local veterinarians to discover what a day in the life of a veterinarian is like. 

Labs & Activities 

  • Perform simulation diagnostic tests (Suturing and Blood Draws)
  • Complete veterinary case studies
  • Lab Animal Handling Lab 
  • Sterile Technique & Handwashing Lab 
  • Heart Dissection Lab with a BGSU Professor
  • and more!  

Who can attend?

For students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade & who are excited to learn more about careers in veterinary & animal science. As well as learn how BGSU can help prepare you for your career interests.  

What does the cost cover?  

The cost of $350 dollars (camperships possible) covers the webinars, lectures, guest speakers and support for the full week, transportation and admission to our tours, lab materials and activities. 

Camp Materials 

A Glimpse of some of the items & activities include: 

  • BGSU® Veterinary Med T-Shirt 
  • Veterinary Med Spiral Bound Workbook. 
  • Dissection Kit 
  • simulation materials for lab animal handling exercise 
  • and more!  

Financial Assistance Offered

How can I apply?

Complete the online form so that we can learn more about you and your interest in discovering more about the health sciences and ample careers.

Application Dates & Deadlines  

  • Early Consideration Deadline: March 1st 
  • General Deadline: April 15th

Cancellation Policy

  • All programs, or camps within a program, may be subject to minimum enrollment and may be canceled if enrollment minimum is not met. In the event of a cancelled program all fees and registration costs will be refunded.
  • Campers may withdraw their application anytime. 
  • Deposits are non-refundable 


To reserve your seat in camp a $25 non-refundable deposit is due within 10 days of receiving your camp acceptance. Participants who do not pay the deposit by the tenth day are removed and placed on the waitlist.  A deposit made after the 10th day does not guarantee a seat and must be approved.


  •  Camp Week: July 10, 2023       Payment Due: May 30, 2023
  • *Please contact the office to request a payment plan if needed.


Forms will be collected via CampDocs. Information with a link to the site will be sent with your acceptance.

  • BGSU Waiver
  • BGSU Health Forms
  • BGSU Media Release
  • Camp Rules & Policies 


If a registration is canceled, the individual or organization making the original CAMP payment will receive:

  • Full refund minus deposit if cancelation occurs on or before May 30, 2023
  • 75% refund minus deposit if cancelation occurs  21 days or more to the start of camp.
  • 50% refund minus depost if cancelation occurs between 14 days and 21 days to the start of camp.
  • No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program. Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.

Updated: 03/06/2023 02:15PM