VetCAMP

Taking a closer look

Serious about veterinary medicine? VetCAMP is the summer program for you to really find out.

What is VetCAMP?

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) is a week-long, on-campus summer program for high school students. At VetCAMP, students experience veterinary medicine – and will be involved in activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians. The week is filled with visits and hand-on learning at our veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic labs, and the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center — and highlighted by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium. In addition, VetCampers learn about what vet school is all about — from admissions to classes to study abroad opportunities, to the wide variety of career paths veterinary medicine has to offer!

Frequently asked questions

Who can attend VetCAMP?

Our VetCampers must be  10th, 11th or 12th grade students at the time of application who are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

Do I have to apply to VetCAMP?

Yes. We accept up to 52 students for VetCamp. The application period runs from the first Monday of December each year until the last Friday in January. Applicants will be notified by email if they are accepted.

Students interested in applying to the program must complete an online application, a YouTube video answering a given prompt, and submit an official high school transcript as well as a teacher/counselor recommendation. There is also a $20 application fee.

What are the qualifications for VetCAMP?

Applicants must be 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students at the time of application. We consider all aspects of the application when making final decisions, including the content of the applicant’s YouTube video, high school transcripts, and teacher/counselor recommendation.

What is the cost to attend?

The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities.  Financial assistance are available to those students with demonstrated need. For more information please contact us at vetcamp@uga.edu. For students accepted into VetCAMP, fees are due by the first Friday of April.

How do meals and lodging work?

VetCAMP participants reside in the dorms on the UGA Athens campus for the week. Students are accompanied by current CVM student ambassadors as well as staff from the College. When on campus, meals are provided at the on campus dining halls. When off campus, meals are planned accordingly. Dietary restrictions are always accommodated. The program fee includes the cost of all meals and lodging.

I was accepted but now I can’t attend. Can I get a refund?

If you have been accepted into VetCAMP, but cannot attend, all cancellations must be submitted in writing. The individual who made the original payment will receive:

  • A full refund, less an administrative fee of $20, if cancellation is received in writing at least eight (8) weeks before the start of the program.
  • A refund of 50%, less an administrative fee of $20, if the cancellation request is received in writing at least four (4) weeks before the start of the program.
  • No refund for a “No Show” or for a cancellation request received less than four (4) weeks prior to the start date of the program.