Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Camp

Penn State will not be hosting a Summer Camp in the Summer of 2019. The next Camp will be available in Summer of 2020.

Camp 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.

Typical Program Content:

Possible hands-on laboratories, Lectures, and Field Trips are a blend of new and past year’s labs which are subjected to change for the upcoming camp in 2020.

Hands-on Labs:

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

  • Admissions counselor explains the application process for PSU!
  • Majors Information
    • Veterinary and Biomedical Science
    • Toxicology
    • Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Schreyer's Honors College Information

Registration Information:

Who is eligible? High school students who are in the 11th and 12th grade in the Fall 2019.


Contact Information


Karen Brown