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Vet Set Go, Merck, and VCA Animal Hospitals launch Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2022
Rising sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students will have a chance to win a spot at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Junior Vet Camp this summer.
Vet Set Go, Merck Animal Health, and VCA Animal Hospitals announced the start of the “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2022 to provide 3 lucky winners the chance to attend Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from June 26 to July 1, 2022.
“Vet Set Go is proud to offer young aspiring veterinarians a unique opportunity to access the in-person, hands-on veterinary experience they are craving,” said Chris Carpenter, DVM, founder and president of Vet Set Go, in a joint organizational release.
“Veterinarians have not been able to provide students the invaluable opportunity to volunteer and shadow in their clinics and hospitals as they traditionally would. Vet Set Go is excited to offer 3 scholarships to Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp, which is one of the first in-person opportunities for tweens to explore their dream after the pandemic,” he added.
To enter, students must be entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2022. Available on March 1st, 2022, students, with help of a parent or guardian, must fill out the official form and complete a short online essay of 300 words or less. The essay must address at least one of the following topics:
- Why they want to be a veterinarian
- Why they love animals
- What they have done to get animal experience or learn more about science
According to the release, the winners will receive a prize package that includes tuition, materials, and room and board at the camp. However, winners are responsible for finding their own transportation to the camp.
While at the camp, campers will learn about veterinary medicine firsthand through the school’s laboratories, outdoor facilities, and classrooms. The students will learn about public health, animals, anatomy, wildlife, anatomy, and first aid while having access to valuable mentoring opportunities
“Speaking from my own experience, having the passion to care for animals begins at an early age; and yet, it can be challenging for young tweens and teens to find educational or volunteer opportunities to gain the hands-on animal health experience they’re craving,” said Christine Royal, DVM, associate vice president of Companion Animal and Equine Business Unit, Merck Animal Health, in the release.
“On behalf of Merck Animal Health and as an Auburn alumnus myself, we’re thrilled to once again partner with Vet Set Go for 2022 Become a Veterinarian Contest and give emerging veterinarians the once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend Junior Vet Camp.” She continued.
The contest officially ends on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST and the winners will be notified by May 31, 2022.
Vet Set Go, Merck Animal Health and VCA Animal Hospitals Team Up to Launch “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2022”. News release. Vet Set Go. February 24, 2022. Accessed February 24, 2022.