A variety of programs and camps are available for students interested in pursuing a veterinary medicine career.

Some of the opportunities available affiliated with Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine include:

  • AgDiscoveryISU2019


    AgDiscovery is a summer camp outreach program to help middle through high school students explore careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology, aquaculture, and much more. This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students who participate in AgDiscovery gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities.

    Iowa State University is one of several host sites for AgDiscovery and accepts students, ages 15-17.

    For more information contact:
    Alexis Campbell, PhD
    (515) 294-1390

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    FFA Programs

    The Future Farmers of America’s Veterinary Science CDE provides opportunities for participants to develop technical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills in the field of veterinary science.

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    Vet Camp at the Iowa State Fair

    Vet Camp at the Iowa State Fair is held each August and is an educational, exciting, hands-on learning program aimed at encouraging children ages 10-18 to learn about animal health, welfare and what it is like to be an animal doctor. The two-hour program focuses on both large and small veterinary medicine. Vet Camp is free with a paid Fair admission.