Bay Area Equine Vet Camp


Registration Open for Summer 2018 Vet Camp

June 25-29 2018
9am-3pm M-Th
9am-12pm Fri
Bay Area Equestrian Club Stables
Walnut Creek, CA USA (San Francisco Bay Area)
For highly motivated students:
Middle School • High School • Undergrads
Commuter and Residential registration options

Explore the fascinating world of equine veterinary medicine at Bay Area Equine Vet Camp
Featuring noted veterinarian, specialist surgeon, and author
Jamie Textor, DVM, PhD
Register Now!
Limited to 50 students
Summer is a wonderful time for students to follow their passions and explore their interests!

Like no other equine veterinary camp!
Like no other public or private classroom experience!

View our Welcome Packet!

Bay Area Equine Veterinary Medicine Camp (BAE Vet Camp), the only camp of its kind in Northern California, is an intensive five-day, equine-focused summer camp designed and geared for mature, highly motivated middle school and high school students and college undergrads. We take a collaborative and experiential approach to learning, and promise fun, challenging, and intriguing workshops, lessons, and activities taught by expert mentors and guest speakers in a safe, nurturing environment.

Students can use their hours spent at BAE Vet Camp on their academic résumé and college applications for veterinary schools, which require practical and clinical experience working with a veterinarian.

BAE Vet Camp is a dynamic veterinary studies experience. Students attend from around the world, making BAE Vet Camp a great opportunity for international networking.


BAE Vet Camp offers a full curriculum of academics and hands-on workshops with a focus on the anatomy, physiology, health, and care of horses—perfect for the student who is considering becoming a veterinarian. BAE Vet Camp will be an entirely new experience for returning students, who will enjoy reconnecting with camp friends and mentors, and delight in new friends from around the globe, mentors, activities, and workshop locations!

BAE Vet Camp includes exclusive workshops at University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine; Stanford University Red Barn Equestrian Center; University of California, Valley Oak Arabians Breeding Stables (Brentwood, CA); and Bay Area Equestrian Club Stables (Walnut Creek, CA)

Students will study, up-close-and-personal, veterinary science through direct hands-on interactions and small
group discussions, and will learn about:
• preventive medicine
• heart, eye, and brain through dissections (optional)
• suturing
• 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

Vet Camp mentor and noted veterinarian Jamie Textor, DVM, PhD, developed the BAE Vet Camp curriculum in collaboration with the BAE Club Board and will spend several days with the students, between the Bay Area Equestrian Club Stables and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the top ranked U.S. veterinary school.

At UC Davis, Dr. Textor will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the 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 of Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, 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 BAE Vet Camp mentors, workshops, and activities are subject to change.

The far-reaching hands-on, interactive curriculum is dynamic and challenging; the rewards are priceless.

BAE Vet Camp employs the professional charter services of Durham School Services to transport students by bus to and from off-site workshops

The staff-to-camper ratio is 1:4, with an emphasis always on safety first. Students will be grouped with peers in their age and grade bracket. Small group sizes, personal attention to each student, a variety of meaningful and engaging activities, and an extremely passionate staff of top experts dedicated to enriching students’ lives will ensure this program is a memorable experience for all campers.

Residence Life
Students living on campus stay in BAE’s guest house located down the road from our stables, sharing the great room slumber party style in sleeping bags! Students enjoy exploring culinary options, and participating in dorm activities. With young men and women living in separate areas. Resident Program Assistants provide guidance, coordinate and lead social activities, and enforce program policies. Safety is our highest priority.

 Registration Options

The five-day Bay Area Equine Vet Camp offers Commuter, Residential and
Exclusive Workshop registration price options:

Residential: $2,800
Commuter: $1,800

Not attending Camp? That’s okay! You can still join us for an Exclusive Workshop to UC Davis!
(Included in the Residential & Commuter Packages)
Exclusive Workshop @ UC Davis: $800 (June 26, 2018 – 10:30am – 2pm)

Space is limited; register now to secure your spot!

Once payment is received, registered students will receive their  BAE Vet Camp Welcome Packet on June 1, prior to the start of camp, with details regarding what to wear, what to bring, and where we’ll be.

From all of us at Bay Area Equine Vet Camp, we wish you and your family an enriching and extraordinary school year.

Happy trails!

Shanna Gage Lai, Camp Director
Bay Area Equine Vet Camp