Shelter Vet Camp

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Is your child interested in becoming a veterinarian one day? If so, you're in the right place! Our Shelter Vet Camp is designed to immerse students in the world of shelter medicine. Upon completion of the program, each child will receive a certificate to commemorate their experience. 

Shelter Vet Camp is hosted both virtually ($55 per child) and in-person ($65 per child) at our Golden Valley, Coon Rapids, and Woodbury locations.

An exclusive Virtual Shelter Vet Camp for 5th-6th grades is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 9 AM – 12 PM. Supplies are mailed directly to your home and offer just as much fun and learning as in-person!

Camp descriptions and dates

Grades 3-4

Students in grades 3-4 will practice surgery skills on a pretend patient, design a blood model, learn to identify common shelter animal ailments, and more.

In-person camp dates

  • Sunday, October 24, 9 AM – 12 PM, Golden Valley FULL
  • Saturday, December 4, 9 AM – 12 PM, Woodbury
Grades 5-6

Students in grades 5-6 will have the opportunity to practice skills used by shelter veterinary staff, such as administering vaccinations, performing blood draws, and listening to animals' heart beat and lungs.

In-person camp dates

  • Saturday, October 23, 9 AM – 12 PM, Golden Valley
  • Sunday, November 14, 9 AM – 12 PM, Golden Valley
  • Tuesday, December 28, 9 AM – 12 PM, St. Paul

Virtual camp 

  • Saturday, December 11, 9 AM – 12 PM 
Grades 7-8

Students in grades 7-8 will take a deeper dive into common shelter illnesses and work with veterinary staff to develop a treatment plan unique to each animal. We will also learn about parasites, the danger of germs, and much more.

In-person camp dates

  • Saturday, November 13, 9 AM – 12 PM, Golden Valley

  • Thursday, December 30, 9 AM – 12 PM, St. Paul

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

Contact the Pet Helpline