2014 Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Camp

Penn State will host its 2014 annual Vet and Biomedical Summer Camp for 11th and 12th grade students from June 15 to 20.

Date and Location

When (Date/Time)

June 15, 2014 2:30 PM to June 20, 2014 4:00 PM

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Program description

  • Learn more about the veterinary and biomedical professions through laboratory exercises, lectures, and a tour of a local veterinary practice.
  • Biomedical sciences are multidisciplinary fields providing an understanding of the scientific basis of animal and human health and diseases, infection and immunity, mechanisms of drug actions, and environmental toxicants.
  • Spend time in state-of-the-art laboratories guided by veterinary and biomedical sciences department faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
  • Student participants will have an opportunity to interact with veterinarians, immunologists, and toxicologists.

Who is eligible?

If you are going to be in the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2014, you are eligible to apply.


Veterinary Camp is now Full. 

Program cost

  • Day-Camp Option price: $525
  • Residential Option Price: $675
  • Price includes room and board for the residential campers and daily lunch for the day-campers, laboratory fees, T-shirt, transportation on/off campus, off-campus activity fees, and program materials.

Typical Program Content

Possible hands-on laboratories are a blend of new and past years labs

  • Surgical Suturing
  • Microbiology Lab: antibiotic resistance
  • "Cow Sense", Calving Positions
  • Parasitology Lab
  • Imaging, Ultrasound, and X-Ray lab
  • Avian Anatomy Lab
  • "Puppy Wellness Check"
  • DNA Lab
  • Equine Health and Management Lab


  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • "If there is no animal research, there is no cure"
  • Student Panel
  • "Why is agriculture so important?"

Field Trips

  • Centre Wildlife Care
  • Metzger’s Animal Hospital
  • Penn's Cave Wild Animal Park
  • Deer Research Pens at University Park

Admission Information

  • Majors Information
    • Veterinary and Biomedical Science
    • Toxicology
    • Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Schreyer's Honors College Information

Contact Information