Saluki Enrichment Pre-Vet Program

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SEPP is a two day camp that students can attend to work alongside a licensed veterinarian to gain hands-on experience in veterinary medicine. Students will learn about:

  • Different careers in veterinary medicine
  • Requirements for entrance into veterinary school
  • What “a day in the life” of a veterinarian is like

Who is eligible: Juniors and Seniors in High School or 2017 graduating Seniors

Program Dates:  

  • July 17-18  Limited to 50 students who apply

Program Fee: $325 for the two day camp and includes:

  • Housing: 2 room occupancy in the Residence Hall (towers)
  • Meals:
    • Day 1 - lunch, dinner, ice cream social
    • Day 2 - breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
    • Necessary supplies for the sessions
    • Scrub-shirt (ladies, consider ordering one size smaller than normal (this is a unisex scrub top by Cherokee)

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Positive attitude and a desire to learn
  • Closed toe shoes or boots
  • Clothes that you don’t care if they get dirty/stained
  • Toiletries and bath towel

Schedule

Day 1

Time Event Location
7:00 - 8:00 Check-in Towers
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome & Introductions AG 102
8:30 - 9:30 Animal Behavior/Welfare AG 102
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1 Farms
11:15 - 12:15 Session 2 Farms
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Farms
1:15 - 2:15 Session 3 Farms
2:30 - 3:30 Session 4 Farms
3:45 - 4:45 Session 5 Farms
5:00 - 6:00 Dinner AG 209
6:00 - 7:30 Scavenger Hunt Campus
7:30 - 9:00 Ice Cream Social AG 102
9:00 Bed time Towers

Day 2

Time Event Location
7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast Student Center
8:15 - 9:15 Session 6 Farms
9:30 - 10:30 Session 7 Farms
10:45 - 11:45 Session 8 Farms
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Student Center
1:00 - 2:00 Round Table with Veterinarians AG 102
2:00 - 2:30 Careers in Veterinary Medicine AG 102
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:30 Prepping for Vet School AG 102
3:30 - 4:00 Being a Saluki Aggie AG 102
4:00 - 4:30 Closing Remarks & Program Evaluations AG 102


Session Topics are below, however, the exact sessions that will be offered will depend on what the veterinarians would like to teach you.

Possible Session Topics

Scrub & Suture:

  • Proper technique to scrub into surgery
  • Suturing techniques and various stitches
    • Will practice on cow/pig legs

Ophthalmology:

  • Common eye issues in livestock and companion animals
  • Dissect cow eyes

Equine bandage & lameness:

  • Diagnosing lameness
  • Bandage legs & hooves

Pet first aid:

  • Common injuries
  • Recognizing problems
  • Temporary wound care

Pregnancy exams in cattle:

  • Importance
  • Ultrasound
  • Rectal palpation

Swine large animal exam:

  • Take vitals
  • How to handle piglets
  • Castrate piglets

Equine large animal exam:

  • Take vitals
  • How to handle horses
  • Diagnosing colic

Cattle large animal exam:

  • Take vitals
  • Ping for rumen function
  • Feel rumen function

Dog small animal exam:

  • Take vitals
  • Wellness check
    • Dental
    • Feet
    • Vision

Program Check-in: 7 a.m., Schneider Hall

Program Times: See schedule above

Program Location: SIU Carbondale Campus

Program Requirement: The 2017 Academic Camp Medical Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office at least 3 business days prior to camp beginning.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before June 30, 2017 will be refunded, less $50. No refunds will be made after June 30, 2017.

Registration Options:

  • Online
  • By phone with a VISA, Discover or Mastercard by calling Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751
  • Fax application with credit card information to Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/453-5680