Boiler Vet Campers Excited about Veterinary Medicine

June 17, 2016

Students in the 2016 Junior Boiler Vet Camp enjoy a visit to the Indianapolis Zoo

Junior Boiler Vet Campers arrived on the Purdue campus last weekend full of energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to learn all about the veterinary medical profession. Since Sunday evening, June 12, the rising 8th and 9th grade campers have spent the week participating in hands-on learning sessions including, "Welcome to the Blood Bank," "Dissecting to the Heart of It," "Follow the Clues," "Cud It Out," "After They're Gone," "Poultry Potpourri," "A Look Inside the Horse," "From Our Farm to Yours," and "Fish Need Doctors Too." With sessions like these, the 2016 Junior Boiler Vet Camp provides participants with a better understanding of the many areas of veterinary medicine, while also teaching them about the important roles that veterinarians and veterinarian technicians play in animal healthcare.

The campers also explored off-campus venues this week, visiting the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm and Pig Adventure, as well as the Indianapolis Zoo. Today (Friday, June 17), the campers wrap up their learning sessions and prepare their "Follow the Clues" presentations, which they will present during Saturday's closing ceremonies. It has been a busy and exciting week for the campers attending the 9th annual Junior Boiler Vet Camp! Thanks go to all PVM faculty, staff, and students who have helped to make this camp such a great success.

With Junior Boiler Vet Camp drawing to a close, the College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to welcome new campers next week for Senior Boiler Vet Camp. Starting Sunday, June 19, 50 rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade campers will spend the week learning all about the veterinary care that dogs need as they are prepared for adoption. Be sure to say "hello" to our new campers as you see them around next week.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the junior campers' day at the zoo on the PVM Facebook page.

Campers practice testing for avian flu during “The Amazing Trace” session supported by the Indiana Board of Animal Health in the Dolphin Pavilion at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Junior Boiler Vet Camp 2016 - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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