LONDON CALIFORNIA NEW YORK
SUMMER 2021 Enrollment is full
SUMMER 2022, Enrollment opens on January 1, 2022, closing May 1, 2022
Preview and prepare for the rigors and rewards of veterinary school life and various careers in veterinary medicine.
For highly motivated students: High School • Undergrads
Students are grouped with peers in their age and grade bracket.
The student body is diverse, with students from around the world, making Global Veterinary Academy Pre-Vet Camp an excellent opportunity for international networking.
Space is limited; apply now!
Summer is a wonderful time for students to follow their passions. Explore the fascinating world of veterinary medicine at Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp featuring noted veterinarian, specialist surgeon, and author Jamie Textor, DVM, PhD.
Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp offers the chance to study at the world’s top veterinary medicine teaching and research establishments such as Royal Veterinary College, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Columbia University, and Cornell University.
We offer three summer sessions at the following locations,
Royal Veterinary College, University of London
University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Vet School, England, United Kingdom
UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Frequently asked questions are answered here.
Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp is an intensive, dynamic 5-day veterinary studies program focused on exotic, small, and large animals. Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp provides a collaborative and experiential approach to learning. Students can use their hours spent at Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp on their academic résumé and college applications for veterinary schools. (Vet schools require practical and clinical experience working directly with a veterinarian when applying.)
Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp offers a full curriculum of academics and hands-on workshops focusing on the anatomy, physiology, health, and care of horses— perfect for the student who is considering becoming a veterinarian. The program includes exclusive workshops (professional chartered luxury buses are employed to transport students to and from off-site seminars.)
Students will study veterinary science up-close-and-personal, through direct hands-on interactions and small group discussions, and will learn about:
• preventive medicine
• heart, eye, and brain through dissections (optional)
• carbon dioxide and oxygen experiments
• podiatry and hoof care through horse farrier demonstrations
• equine digital radiography
• alternative medicine modalities (acupuncture; chiropractic; holistic approaches)
• the variety of technological concentrations within the field of veterinary medicine
Dr. Textor will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital and discuss how young people can work with horses and what it takes to become a veterinarian. Students will visit several departments, including the Clinical Pathology Department and the Materials Testing Laboratory, where limbs, horseshoes, and track surfaces are mechanically tested for physical properties—demonstrating the interface between veterinary medicine and biomedical engineering.
Students will also learn about equine diagnostic imaging, oncology, dermatology, and regenerative medicine using stem cells. (Please note that mentors, workshops, and activities are subject to change.)
Students reside at the University and College dorms. Students enjoy exploring a delicious variety of culinary options (dietary preferences accommodated). Resident Program Assistants provide guidance, lead social activities, and enforce program policies.
Space is limited; apply now!
Please refer to the Welcome Packet with details regarding what to wear/ bring and the daily agendas before the program’s start.
FROM ALL OF US AT GLOBAL VETERINARY ACADEMY PRE-VET CAMP, WE WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AN ENRICHING AND EXTRAORDINARY SCHOOL YEAR!
Inside the welcome packet, you will find answers to most of your questions and a guide for preparing for what promises to be an extraordinary experience. Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp mentors, are proud of the program that has been developed and are confident that you will have an enriching educational experience not soon forgotten: a summer full of fun, challenges, laughter, and lasting friendships—all with a veterinary medicine focus! We place tremendous value on the relationships that are formed among our students, mentors, and families. Our pledge to you is to provide an enriching, diverse, and encouraging environment.
Shanna Gage Lai, Program Director
Global Veterinary Academy, Pre-Vet Camp