Interested in being a veterinarian? This camp is for you!

9:00 am – 2:00 pm daily

Cost: $250 per week

Week 1: June 18 – June 22, 2018

This camp is for rising 9-12th graders.  We will explore different animals each day: cows, small ruminants (goat & sheep), birds (chicken & ducks), cat & dog, and equine (horses & donkeys). Using the animals as models, we will look at anatomy, then use this information to determine the kind of feed and care each animal needs.  We’ll look at the differences between wild and domesticated versions of each species, some of the breeds that humans have developed to serve specific tasks and the welfare considerations that come up when developing breeds.  We’ll look at some of the diseases that affect animals as well as prevention, and treatments for these diseases.  We will also delve into the field of veterinary medicine – the kinds of careers, schooling and additional training needed and what you can do now to start preparing.  This will be a very hands-on camp.

Week 2: July 16 – 20, 2018

This camp is for rising 6th-8th graders.  We will explore different animals each day: cows, small ruminants (goat & sheep), birds (chicken & ducks), cat & dog, and equine (horses & donkeys).  We’ll look at basic anatomy, how their systems are perfect for the foods they eat, how they are the same and different from each other, diseases and challenges they face, the predator/prey relationship, how to care for each of the animals and more. We will also look at the kinds of careers for which a degree in veterinary medicine will prepare you. This will be a hands-on experience!

Who’s Teaching these Camps?

This camp is being taught by Kimberly Harry, DVM.  Having graduated from NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Harry worked in veterinary practice as a small and exotic animal veterinarian before becoming a full time farmer.  She provides all the veterinary care for her livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, horses, donkeys, livestock guardian dogs and barn cats.  In addition, her farm hosts visits from the NCSU-CVM avian rotation and parasitology group.

How Do I Register?

The registration form can be found HERE, but if it’s not working (remember, I’m a farmer and veterinarian, but not a programmer!) send an email to and let me know you need a document form of the registration form. A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your spot with the balance due one week before camp.

Minka Farm reserves the right to cancel camp and will notify you as soon as possible if this is necessary.  Deposits will be returned in the event that Minka Farm has to cancel camp.