Outreach and Events

Our mission to train tomorrow’s veterinarians and research scientists extends outside the college’s classrooms and laboratories into the Auburn community… and beyond. We are committed to sharing what we know and working with our community in animal care and health. Learn more about some of the college’s activities and events.

Signature Programs

Vet Camps

Auburn Vet Med partners with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education to offer annual summer Vet Camps to youth interested in the veterinary profession. Campers learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn’s raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Campers will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers. Second-year veterinary students, alongside faculty, technicians and staff lead campers in activities and coursework to simulate actual veterinary education. Campers learn and study on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus in laboratories and classrooms designed for veterinary students. With 24/7 counselor supervision, camp participants experience campus life while residing in Auburn’s resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. The Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education coordinates the camper’s registration, fees, meals, housing and chaperones. Applications typically open in December and close in February for the following summer’s camp dates.

Click the links below for more information on Vet Camps for specific age groups:

Junior Vet Camp
Students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 the following Fall

Senior Vet Camp
Students entering grades 9, 10 and 11 the following Fall

Advanced Vet Camp
Students entering 12th grade the following Fall

Annual Open House

Vet camp photos

About our Open House

Due to a variety of factors, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2022 Open House event originally planned for April 2022. The college plans to relaunch Open House in 2023 to blend various aspects of the traditional event format with some exciting new offerings. Additional information about Open House will be distributed in the coming months through the Auburn Vet Med website and via social media channels. We look forward to seeing you at Open House 2023!