Shelter Vet Camp

Young girl listening to guinea pig's heartbeat

Is your 5th or 6th grader interested in becoming a veterinarian one day? This three-hour program is designed to immerse students in shelter veterinary medicine. 

Students will have the opportunity to practice skills used by shelter veterinary technicians and veterinarians, such as administering vaccinations, performing blood draws, and listening to animals' heart beat and lungs. Students also will visit the shelter’s surgical suite and exam areas to see vet techs and veterinarians in action (including in-progress surgeries). 

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

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

Dates and locations

Golden Valley
January 20
March 24
May 12

Coon Rapids
January 27

February 11
April 28

Register for shelter Vet Camp

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