Pre-Vet Camp is a special educational experience designed for high school students with an interest in veterinary medicine or who enjoy working with animals. Pre-Vet Camp is hosted at the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm and Cooper Living and Learning Center. All sessions are facilitated by veterinarians or professional staff from the UW-Platteville School of Agriculture and Pioneer Farm. 

At Pre-Vet Camp you will observe and practice several veterinary skills and techniques, and build skills and knowledge that will prove valuable in your future veterinary career.

You will learn how to:

  • Suture wounds and give injections.
  • Perform small animal and large animal diagnostics and physical exams.
  • Dissect male and female reproductive tracts.
  • Perform and ultrasound.
  • Understand animal behavior and proper handling techniques.


The camp is open to students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall. Students who have just graduated from high school or students entering 9th grade may apply and be accepted if open slots are available.

The fee for Pre-Vet Camp is $400. This fee includes all materials, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, overnight accommodations at Pioneer Farm, supper, breakfast, and a t-shirt.

Commuters who are not intending to stay for the residential portion of the camp may apply and pay a reduced fee upon acceptable. 

Registrations will be limited to the first 40 paid applicants.

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