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Applications now being accepted for VetCAMP 2017

Athens, Ga. – Applications for VetCAMP 2017 will be accepted now through Jan. 27, according to organizers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

VetCAMP, or Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program, is a seven-day summer program open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who would like to explore veterinary medicine as a potential career path. The on-site program offers participants opportunities for observation of and participation in the various services in the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.

The students will also learn about requirements for admission to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, research opportunities, study abroad opportunities, the college’s veterinary curriculum, as well as underserved specialties in the field of veterinary medicine.

VetCAMP 2017 will be held June 11-17. The students will be housed on the UGA campus. The $900 fee includes lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Scholarships or financial assistance are available to students with demonstrated need.

Students who wish to be considered for the program must complete an application packet that includes an application form, a teacher/counselor recommendation form, an essay, and an official high school transcript. Application materials may be downloaded from the VetCAMP website at

For more information about the program, email or contact Parker Moore at 706-542-9975.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal and human diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share. The College enrolls 114 students each fall out of more than 1,200 who apply. For more information, see