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2017 Buckeye Vet Prep Camp

2017 Buckeye Vet Prep Camp 

Description and Mission

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer residential camp for entering high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and newly graduated high school students (summer between high school graduation and university matriculation) (as of Fall 2017). This is a six day residential camp that give participants an opportunity to learn more about veterinary school and the profession.  

We typically accept students who are considered traditionally underrepresented in veterinary medicine, which can include males and individuals from socio-economic and or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Ultimately, The Buckeye Camp aims at increasing the number of veterinarians who are underrepresented in veterinary medicine and who elect to practice in underserved areas. Toward this end, the camp strives to inspire students to pursue a career in veterinary medicine by challenging them intellectually, facilitating their academic and social development, and increasing their awareness of the special needs of underserved populations.

Admission is VERY competitive.  Approximately forty students will be accepted. 

Place:  The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Dates:  2017 Dates - available October 31, 2016

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

Cost:  $650  Need based scholarships are available; Application fee $30 (non-refundable). 

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

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Sample schedule - click for last year's schedule (subject to change each year)

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


Question # 1 Why do you want to attend Buckeye Vet Prep Academy.  What do you hope to learn and experience during the camp? (500 word maximum).

Resume (click for sample resume)

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. 

High School Transcripts 

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

Two recommendation forms (click for recommendations forms)

A recommendation form 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 email forms to or  fax (614) 292-6989.  Mail to April Pugh, Ohio State Buckeye Vet Prep Camp, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210


To request consideration for a scholarship, start by completing the online application and filling in the appropriate scholarship fields.  


    Tips for completing application.

    1. Read carefully.  Follow all directions.  Complete all forms in their entirety.  
    2. Submit application by the deadlines.  Deadlines are established as an ending point for one process and a beginning point for another. 

    Note:  Your completion of this application does not guarantee a position in our camp.