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

9:00 am – 2:00 pm daily

Cost: $250 per week

July 22 – July 26, 2019

This camp is for rising 9-12th graders.  After learning the basics of doing a physical exam, we will examine a wide range of animals: cows, small ruminants (goat & sheep), birds (chicken & ducks), cat, dog, and equine (horses & donkeys). Then, using the animals as models, we will look at anatomical differences and what kinds of daily care, feed, and facilities they need.  We’ll learn about some of the diseases that affect these animals as well as prevention, and treatments for these diseases.  We’ll perform fecal floats, do FAMACHA testing and learn some surgical suturing techniques. 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.

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 has hosted 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.