Do you dream of becoming a veterinarian or working with animals?

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pre-Vet Camp is for you. This is your chance to gain hands-on experience by observing and practicing several veterinary skills and techniques. This overnight camp will be a special asset for your future career with animals or application to vet school.

Camp activities

Students will participate in the following workshops*, which are led by veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and UW-Platteville professional staff.
*All workshops subject to change based on availability.

  • Veterinary Skills: Practice suturing and injections
  • Swine Management: Perform management techniques on baby pigs including vaccinations
  • Animal Behavior and Handling: Learn about normal and abnormal behavior and proper animal restraint
  • Surgical Techniques: Observe a surgery and read X-rays
  • Necropsy: Dissect and observe internal anatomy
  • Large Animal Diagnostics: Observe animals, perform a physical, make a diagnosis
  • Small Animal Diagnostics: Perform a small animal exam and learn what a veterinary technician does

Camps are expected to resume Summer of 2023. More information will be posted late Fall of 2022. Please check back for more information.