Buckeye Vet Prep Academy

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer residential camp for entering high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors (as of Fall 2014).  This is a six day residential camp that give participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession.  If you love science, animals and working with people you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to explore the diverse career options in veterinary medicine.  

This is a residential camp! All students are required to stay in the dorms at The Ohio State University.  Males and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Admission is competitive.  Approximately forty students will be accepted.  

Place:  OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Dates: Sunday, June 14 - Friday, June 19. 2015

Time:  This is a residential camp.  All campers are required to stay in the dorms.  

Cost:  $600 (residential camp) Need based scholarships are available; Application fee $30 (non-refundable)

After you submit your application, please send application fee to:  Buckeye Vet Prep Academy, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210.  Checks and money orders only.  Checks made payable to OSU CVM.

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Admissions Timeline

On-line application opens (see application below) Monday, February 9 at 6:00 pm
Application deadline Friday, April 17 at 6:00 pm 
Email Notification - decisions Monday, May 4 at 6:00 pm
Payment due Friday, May 29 at 6:00 pm

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Sample schedule

Submit on-line application below.  Note:  You must submit resume and essay questions with on-line application.


Question # 1 Why do you want to attend Buckeye Vet Prep Academy.  In your essay, please be sure to include what you have to learn and experience during the camp (500 word maximum).

Question #2 Describe the greatest challenge you have faced and how you worked to overcome that challenge (250 maximum).


Please including the following (if applicable):  Name, address, email, telephone number, education (name of high school) work experience (include veterinary or animal experience), community service, extracurricular activities/academic clubs, awards, interests & hobbies. 

Office High School Transcripts (sealed)

Please send to:   April Pugh, Buckeye Vet Prep Academy, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Two recommendation forms 

Recommendation forms should be completed by teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators or employers; no relatives.  We do not recommend close family friends completing recommendation forms for students.   Recommenders can fax or email forms to pugh [dot] 102 [at] osu [dot] edu or (614) 292-6989.  Mail to April Pugh, Buckeye Vet Prep Academy, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Financial Assistance

Scholarships and financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  Please complete the financial assistance form.

Buckeye Vet Prep Academy Application