The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting VetCAMP 2012 from July 8 through 14. VetCAMP, or Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program, is open to Grade 11 and 12 students interested in veterinary medicine as a potential career path. The onsite program offers students opportunities to observe and participate in various services at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, and the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.

Camp participants will learn about requirements for admission to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, research and study abroad opportunities, the college’s veterinary curriculum, and under-served specialties in the field of veterinary medicine.

“We started VetCAMP as a way to expose young people to all the opportunities available to them in a career in veterinary medicine,” said Dr. K. Paige Carmichael, the college’s associate dean for academic affairs. “Through VetCAMP, we hope to broaden the students’ perception of veterinary medicine while increasing their interest in the sciences.”