Clemson University Summer Scholars

Vet Camp

This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

Learn more about animals and animal industries through hands-on experiences. This exciting opportunity will include live animal veterinary skills by milking dairy cows, bottle feeding calves, working beef cattle, shearing sheep, artificial insemination in pigs, and handling of horses. Learn how to dissect post-mortem animals, suture, ultrasound, perform blood tests and evaluate histological samples.

Students will learn the following:

  • Basic anatomy of the cow and the dog.
  • Comparative physiology of many species including humans.
  • Learn about the medical and management needs of all major farm animals.
  • Visit a fully functional veterinary hospital.
  • Learn about emerging technologies in the medial field
  • Veterinary and Medical Ethics
  • Parasite identification and management
  • And much more!

Daily Schedule (subject to change)

  • Monday: Godley Snell Research Center (GSRC) tour & radiology lab AND rat dissection @ GSRC
  • Tuesday: Beef & sheep farm - handling AND Suture lab @ GSRC
  • Wednesday: Dairy Farm - calf feeding, ultrasound, and milking
  • Thursday: Wet Lab - fecal test, blood test, histology @ P&A AND Equine Farm - handling
  • Friday: Swine Farm - artificial insemination, ultrasound AND dog & cat dissection @ GSRC

This course is offered during Session 1 (June 7th, 2015 — June 13th, 2015) AND Session 4 (July 5th, 2015 — July 11th, 2015). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $875 before April 1st. After April 1st, tuition increases to $975.

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