Saluki Enrichment Pre-Vet Program

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SEPP is a two and a half 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 2018 graduating Seniors

Program Dates:  June 10-12  *Limited to 50 students who apply

Program Fee: $400 for the two and a half day camp, which includes:

  • Housing: 2 room occupancy in Schneider Hall
  • Meals:
    • Day 1 – dinner and ice cream social
    • Day 2 - breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Day 3 - breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
  • Necessary supplies for the sessions
  • Scrub-shirt

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

SEPP Itinerary

Time

Event

Location

DAY 1

100: - 2:00            Check-in                                                                                Schneider Hall

2:00 – 2:30           Introductions                                                                        Farms

2:30 – 5:00           Animal Behavior/Handling                                                 Farms

5:00 – 5:30           Prepare for Scavenger Hunt

5:30 – 6:30           Scavenger Hunt                                                                   Campus

6:30 – 9:00           Dinner & Ice Cream Social                                                 AG 209

DAY 2

7:00 - 8:00

Breakfast

Student Center

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome & Introductions of Vets

AG 102

9:00 – 10:00

Session 1

Farms

10:15 - 11:15

Session 2

Farms

11:30 - 12:30

Session 2

Farms

12:30 - 1:15

Lunch

Farms

1:30 - 2:30

Session 3

Farms

2:45 - 3:45

Session 4

Farms

4:00 - 5:00

Session 5

Farms

5:15 - 6:30

Dinner

AG 209

6:30 - 7:30

Round Table with Veterinarians

AG 209

7:30 – 8:30

Being a Saluki Aggie

AG 209

9:00

Bed time

Schneider Hall

DAY 3

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

Session 9 or an early lunch

Farms/Student Center

1:15 - 2:00

Lunch

Student Center

2:00 - 2:45

Careers in Veterinary Medicine

AG 102

2:45 - 3:00

Prepping for Vet School

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: 1 p.m., Schneider Hall

Program Times: See schedule above

Program Location: SIU Carbondale Campus

Program Requirement: The 2018 Academic Camp Medical Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before June 1 2018 will be refunded, less $50. No refunds will be made after June 1, 2018.

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