Shelter Vet Camp

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Is your child interested in becoming a veterinarian one day? This three-hour program is designed to immerse children in shelter veterinary medicine. 

NEW! Now offering Shelter Vet Camp for 3-4 grade children!

Students in grades 3-4 and 5-6 will have the opportunity to practice skills used by shelter veterinary staff, such as administering vaccinations, performing blood draws, and listening to animal's heart beat and lungs. The 3rd and 4th grade students will practice surgery skills on a pretend patient, design a blood model, learn to identify common shelter animal ailments, and more!

Upon completion of the program, each child will receive a certificate to commemorate his or her experience.

Shelter Vet Camp, occurring from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., is hosted at three AHS locations. Camp fee is $55 per child.

Register for shelter Vet Camp

Dates and locations

Golden Valley

3-4 grade:

  • Saturday, October 13
  • Saturday, January 19
  • Saturday, March 23
  • Sunday, May 19

5-6 grade:

  • Saturday, September 29  FULL
  • Saturday, November 17
  • Sunday, January 27
  • Saturday, February 9
  • Sunday, April 28

3-4 grade:

  • Sunday, November 18
  • Sunday, April 7

5-6 grade:

  • Sunday, October 21
  • Saturday, March 16
Coon Rapids

3-4 grade:

  • Saturday, December 1
  • Sunday, February 17

 5-6 grade:

  • Saturday, April 13

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

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