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Veterinary Summer Enrichment Camp Participants Learn through Hands-On Experiences

by William Reinhard

June 16, 2022

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Josep Rutllant, DVM, PhD, works with summer camp participants in the veterinary lab. (Photo by William Reinhard)

Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine is offering its first in-person Veterinary Summer Enrichment Camp June 13-17, 2022, for nearly 30 students, ages 13-17, on WesternU’s Pomona, California campus.

The camp introduces students to the veterinary profession, problem-based learning, pet nutrition and care, and immerses them in labs and other hands-on experiences encompassing all facets of veterinary care.

“It is an incredible group of campers,” said Gagandeep Kaur, DVM, PhD, faculty member in charge of the camp. “They are engaged and ready to learn.”

CVM faculty, DVM student mentors, Registered Veterinary Technicians, and CVM staff are assisting the students as they learn and have fun throughout the week, culminating in a closing ceremony on the final day, which parents will be invited to attend.

CVM’s first Summer Enrichment Camp took place last summer but was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer’s in-person experience resulted in an increase in attendance.

The Veterinary Summer Enrichment Camp is supported by Zoetis, a global animal health company.

WesternU CVM student Tarun Mehta leads a PBL session with campers. (Jeff Malet, WesternU)
Dr. Curtis Eng answers questions from campers Maya Christie and Isabella Pilarz after his class on the introduction to zoo animal medicine. (Jeff Malet, WesternU)

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