Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic including an anticipated need for continued social distancing measures for the foreseeable future, all face-to-face summer youth programming at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus has been cancelled through at least Aug. 1.
This cautionary and proactive step was taken with the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and community members as our central concern.

UW-Platteville is extremely proud of the diverse offering of camps and classes it presents to young people each year, and is evaluating ways to continue connecting with students and the community during these extraordinary circumstances. Students that have already registered for a UW-Platteville program will be contacted directly with information about tuition refunds, potential rescheduling, and/or alternative online programming. Questions about the university’s youth programs can be directed to the Continuing Education Institute at continuing@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.1314.

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 will take place on June 25–26, 2020 at the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm. Check-in is June 25 from 9–9:45 a.m. at the Cooper Living and Learning Center.

For more information about the camp's content, or to request disability accommodations, contact Alicia Prill-Adams at 608.342.1119 or prillada@uwplatt.edu.


This camp is open to all students entering grades 10–12 in fall 2020 that enjoy working with animals or are interested in veterinary medicine. Graduated seniors and incoming freshmen are welcome to apply and will be accepted as space allows. Prompt registration is recommended, as space is limited to the first 40 paid applicants.

Registration materials must be submitted by June 1.


Tuition for this residential camp is $400, which includes all materials, meals and snacks, overnight accommodations at Pioneer Farm, and a T-shirt. A reduced cost commuter option may be available for some students.
Please contact Alicia Prill-Adams at 608.342.1119 or prillada@uwplatt.edu for more information.


Cancellation notifications received by June 12, 2020 will receive a full refund, minus a $50 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 12.

For questions regarding registration please contact the Continuing Education Institute at 608.342.1314 or toll-free at 888.281.9472 between 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at continuing@uwplatt.edu.

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