Frequently Asked Questions

 

We are proud to offer three courses of study for budding veterinarians:  Kids Vet Club,  Kids Vet Club Discovery Boxes, and Junior Vet Academy.

Kids Vet Club Discovery Boxes  have been created for those who love animals and would like to learn virtually with Dr. Amanda about different aspects of life as a veterinarian.   Parental Supervision is required for the use of all contents of the boxes.   We never recommend the use of equipment and tools provided on actual animals and none of the content in the live or video sessions shall be construed as veterinary medical advice.  In the event of any veterinary medical questions or emergency please contact a licensed veterinarian in your area.   

Kids Vet Club is a great introduction into the world of animal health and husbandry.  The two hour classes  and summer camp experience cover a range of topics from wellness exams and animal behavior to acupuncture and suture techniques.  They provide an excellent foundation for those who want to explore more advanced concepts through Junior Vet Academy.    In these classes, we will potentially working with sharp objects and live animals IE: examining and evaluating live animals and doing procedures such as but not limited to  giving actual injections to live animals.  All activities will be supervised by trained team members of Kids Vet Club and or Junior Vet Academy.    Students will always have  the opportunity to opt out of an activity and engage in an alternative one.   If you have exceptions to any activities, please le us know in writing  at least 24 hours prior to the class.  The summer camp offerings take place during the normal camp day.  The students will leave their daily groups to participate in the Kids Vet Club activities and then return back to their assigned camp groups.  PLEASE be advised that they may miss regularly schedule camp activities during this class.  If your child would rather partake in the traditional camp activities we will allow them to return to their group unless directed otherwise by you.

 

Junior Vet Academy is for mature students with an active interest in pursuing an animal health or veterinary future.  Co-ed commuter day camp as well as overnight girls only sessions are offered.   We spend all day immersed in animal health and veterinary related topics.  There is fun and engaging mixture of lectures, labs and animal handling experiences. COVID and other issues  permitting we will also take field trips such as visiting local animal hospitals, animal shelters and teaching facilities. Students need to be able to sit and participate in the lectures and safely work in environments with sharp objects.  In these classes, we will potentially working with sharp objects and live animals IE: examining and evaluating live animals and doing procedures such as but not limited to  giving actual injections to live animals.  All activities will be supervised by trained team members of Kids Vet Club and or Junior Vet Academy.    Students will always have  the opportunity to opt out of an activity and engage in an alternative one.   If you have exceptions to any activities, please le us know in writing  at least 24 hours prior to the class.    Please note that we do discuss mature topics such as euthanasia and reproduction.    Attendance in Kids Vet Club camp or workshops is encouraged but not required.

COVID protocol:   We follow all local, state and Federal health care mandates.   Masks are optional.  If you have specific questions or concerns please contact  amanda@juniorvetacademy.com.

Camper eligibility

The Junior Vet Academy and Kids Vet Club Programs team strives to create an environment in which each and every camper can experience a fun and memorable time on our campus. We promise families that we will promote and maintain a safe, positive environment that encourages self-confidence and personal development while taking part in our camp programs.  With this philosophy in mind, if your child has a physical/medical/emotional condition that may require an accommodation in order for him or her to participate in camp and our programing  we ask that you contact Dr. McKee at amanda@juniorvetacademy.com prior to your registration. This contact will allow for the opening of a dialogue to determine whether or not the Kids Vet Club/ Junior Veterinary Academy  program(s) will be appropriate for your child.  Refunds will not be granted for special circumstances with out prior consult.   

Overnight Vet Academy packing list:

 

Clothing:    

Underwear, socks, shorts and t-shirts for each day plus 2 spare.   

1-2 age appropriate bathing suits

Tennis shoes

Boots (rain or muck boots are fine)

Flip flops for shower

1-2 pair long pants

Jacket/fleece /sweatshirt

2-3 pair of pajamas

Rain coat or poncho

 

Personal Care:

2 bath towels and a wash cloth

Beach towel

Fanny Pack or sling backpack

Hand Sanitizer

Sunscreen 25+ or higher and lip balm

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Soap, shampoo and conditioner

Deodorant 

Brush/comb, hair ties

Bug spray

Plastic bucket or bag to take items to shower

Personal sanitary supplies

Medication OTC and RX as needed

Copy of insurance card

 

Gear:

Sleeping bag, twin sheets and pillow, or  comforter

Small book bag/day pack

Lunch box/bag

 Laundry bag for dirties  (mesh is best)

Flashlight or head lamp and batteries                  2 refillable water bottles

Nice to have:

Athletic sandals ( like Keen/Chaco )

Camera (nothing valuable)

Book(s) for rest and travel time

Bandana

Hat 

Sunglasses

Towels or food to donate to the animal shelter

 

Food:

If your camper has a particular health food or snack they enjoy (protein bars, fruit leathers), please feel free to send.

 

Food allergies- finicky eaters:

Please contact me with any dietary concerns.  We will try to accommodate or work with you so that you can provide safe and healthy meals for your child.

We are a peanut free camp.

We cannot be responsible for damage to any items brought to camp. 

Please do not send expensive clothing or items that can not get dirty

We look forward to a wonderful week with your vet-to-be!