Includes dogs, cats and birds
For small animal appointments
call (979) 845-2351
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Includes horses and cattle
For large animal appointments
call (979) 845-3541
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Tuesday, July 23 - Friday, July 26, 2013 (Registration
for this camp has CLOSED)
This special summer program is for high school students who have
an interest in the field of veterinary medicine. The three day
program will give participants the opportunity to explore the
possibilities of veterinary medicine as a career. Participants will
live in university dormitories, attend special sessions, and
discover the broad diversity of career opportunities available to
graduates with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The program
admissions process is competitive and similar to a typical academic
You are eligible to participate in the Veterinary Enrichment
Camp the summer immediately after the completion of your
sophomore or junior year in high school. Students
participating in an accelerated program toward high school
graduation will have years in school computed by 9 month intervals:
example, students who have attended school for 18 months straight,
including summers, are at the end of their sophomore year. Students
who are seniors as of January 1, 2013, or who have attended the
camp before are, ineligible to participate. An
interest in exploring career opportunities in the field of
veterinary medicine is required. As such, each
applicant should have number 1 below, a minimum 3.0 grade point
average, and one of the following experiences completed, from
numbers 2 or 3:
*Research experience needs to be 24 hours with research animals;
under the observation of a D.V.M. Observation of molecular
laboratory procedure does not count.
**If student's experience is on a working farm/ranch, someone
other than a family member must write the letter of recommendation.
Proof of business is requested: website, business card, letter from
servicing veterinarian, etc.
Today's veterinarian is dedicated to protecting the health and
welfare of both animals and people. He or she is highly educated
and skilled in diagnosing diseases in animals. As a doctor of
veterinary medicine, he or she is also a member of a major health
profession with its own educational system, license requirements,
organization, and ethics.
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I
solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skill for the
benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the
relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock
resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity,
and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of my professional knowledge and competence.
For a link to the curriculum a professional student in
veterinary medicine follows, click the link below:
Registration for Veterinary Enrichment Camp - Application (click here for details)
Registration is not complete until you have submitted a complete
application. Applications must be submitted complete (in
one mailing) and be postmarked by the application
deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Applications include the following:
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS need be submitted. ALL application
materials should arrive in one envelope and be postmarked
no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Acceptance
letters will be mailed by Friday, April 12, 2013 and a notice
as to the date they are mailed will be posted to this website.
Please do not call
regarding the progress of application reviews after
the February 27, 2013 deadline.
Late applications are not accepted
and there are no exceptions.
Selection Process: Applications will be looked
at for completeness. Any incomplete applications will be omitted
from the selection process. Complete applications will be reviewed
and assigned a random number. 86 seats will be drawn from complete,
eligible applications for camp attendance.
Because we have more eligible applicants than space in the
camp, eligible students' applications will receive a random number
and a drawing will be held to determine participants.
Program check-in: Check-in will be held on
campus from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on the first day of the program.
Check-in will not start early and students should arrive in a
timely manner. The program will conclude at 12:00pm on the
last day of the camp. Students may not leave the program activities
at any time after check-in. Students may not leave, after the
conclusion of the camp, with any individual except a parent, unless
the student arrived in a self-driven vehicle. Students must have
flights leaving by 3:00pm on the last day of camp. Parents must
pick students up by 12:00pm on the last day of camp. If anyone
other than a parent is picking up the student, written permission
must be submitted prior to the beginning of camp and a valid ID
will be required at check-out.
Students arriving by air* should fly into College Station, TX
(airport code CLL) prior to 3:30pm on the first day of camp. In
order to have someone meet the student at the airport, please
email David Kincaid at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Attn:
David Kincaid Vet Camp" in the subject line. Please send this
notification no later than 2 weeks prior to the
*Students arriving prior to check in should bring a book to read
until check in. Students should also bring cash for the
purchase of lunch and/or snacks.
Sample Itinerary: To view a Sample Itinerary, click
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal
anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil
rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other
things, this legislation requires that all students with
disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for
reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you
have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the
Department of Student Life, Services for Students with
Disabilities, in Cain Hall or call 979-845-1637.
For Further Information Contact:
David Kincaid or Anna Primiano
College of Veterinary Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences Program
Texas A&M University
Room 159 Reynolds
College Station, TX 77843-4465
(Office is closed 12:00-1:00pm
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