Program Activities

vetcamp participants and a beagle

Calling all aspiring veterinarians, budding scientists, and animal lovers! Ever wonder what kinds of challenges and opportunities veterinarians experience? As a student at the Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp, you'll have the opportunity to see what being a veterinarian is really like.

AVC Vet Camp is a week filled with science, discovery, animals, and fun. Coordinated by a doctor of veterinary medicine student, the camp features a wide range of exciting activities providing a true-to-life glimpse into the world of veterinary medicine. Instructors include our professors, clinicians, staff, and veterinary students, who look forward to welcoming you to the Atlantic Veterinary College!

Topics covered may include

  • Small animal medicine
  • Large animal medicine
  • Anatomy: structure and function
  • Microscopes and cells
  • Wildlife medicine
  • Aquaculture and fish-health medicine
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal welfare
  • Zoonoses and pet health
  • Exotic animal medicine
  • Clinical procedures
  • Parasitology and toxicology
  • First aid for pets
  • Veterinary hospital rounds
  • Histology and radiology
  • Shelter medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Case studies
  • Field trips

See our Junior Camp draft schedule and Senior Camp draft schedule for more information.