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Work with real animals + professionals in this summer enrichment veterinarian camp

Working with professional veterinarians and technicians in this veterinary summer camp program, diagnose animal diseases, check vital signs, learn to suture wounds, splint broken limbs, perform life-saving CPR, and “read” animals for both injury and illness.

Where the bright Surprise

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  • Session 1:
    Sleepaway: June 30 – July 13
    Ultimate Day: July 1 - July 12
  • Session 2:
    Sleepaway: July 21 - August 3
    Ultimate Day: July 22 - August 2
  • Location:
    Regis College, Weston, MA
  • Staff to Student Ratio 1:4
  • Tuition:
    Sleepaway: $5,950
    Ultimate Day: $2,750

    Tuition + Financial Aid

Love animals? You’ve come to the right place.

What you'll learn

CPR + First Aid for Pets

CPR + First Aid for Pets

At EXPLO’s veterinarian camp, you’ll get certified in pet CPR and learn how to respond to real-life scenarios that animals around you might encounter.

Large Animal Care

Large Animal Care

Go behind the scenes to learn about caring for large and exotic animals, including taking a capture-and-restraint session and touring an animal surgery room. Then visit an equine center to explore daily care of horses, from basic evaluations to dental assessments.


Domestic Pet Evaluations

Domestic Pet Evaluations

Work with a visiting veterinarian to practice full medical evaluations on a cat or dog. Practice reading x-ray images, then use an ultrasound machine to identify organs inside of the animals.


Animal Rehabilitation

Animal Rehabilitation

Visit a wildlife rehab center to explore rehabilitation in action. Watch animal caretakers as they treat baby skunks, raccoons, birds, and snakes—and see how their daily care and handling practices can lead to a full recovery.


Explore a veterinary future

Past trips + experts + summer camp fun

At vet clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation shelters, work directly with animals and their caretakers to discover the field of veterinary medicine from the inside out. From the zoo to the farm, at this veterinarian camp you won’t just study what it takes to become a great vet—you’ll be well on your way to becoming one yourself.

Hands on Animal
Get hands-on with animals ranging from a chinchilla to a tarantula with the staff from Curious Creatures, New England’s original interactive and educational live-animal program.
Tour the Animal
Tour the animal rehabilitation center wards at the non-profitNew England Wildlife Center, learning how veterinarians care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals.
Learn about Animal
Learn about specialized large animal care at Ocean State Equine, a facility for horses.
Certified pet CPR
Become certified in pet CPR with Four Footed Family and learn how to respond to real-life scenarios that animals around you might encounter.
Visit Roger Williams Park Zoo
Visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, American Humane certified, and home to many endangered species.

Real veterinarians + technicians lead your program

Take a look at some of the program faculty over the years to get a sense of who you’ll be learning with. You get the real deal here at EXPLO.

Laura McCallion
Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor, Four Footed Family
Dr. Sara Evans, VMD
Associate Veterinarian, Huron Veterinary Hospital
Lily Kaufman
Biochemistry + Health Studies student, University of Richmond
Ryleigh Mullens
Ryleigh Mullens
Sustainability + Outreach Manager, Azuluna Foods
Dr. Linda Siperstein, DVM
Veterinarian + Podcast Host, Totally Pawsome Pod
Dr. Leslie Schwartz, DVM
Diagnostic Imaging Veterinarian, BluePearl Pet Hospital
Dr. Dani Cimino, DVM
Veterinarian + Founder, Crossroads Mobile Vet

Everything you need to feel right at home

Sleepaway Camp Details
  • Playing fields, gym, pool, track
  • Plenty of outdoor space to explore
  • Weekend off-campus trips
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining hall
  • Weekly laundry service
  • 24/7 health center
  • 4:1 student-to-staff ratio
  • Student life support from live-in deans, residence directors, and student advisors

Come for the veterinary program, stay for student life

At EXPLO’s veterinary summer camp, you’ll challenge yourself to make new discoveries—and have summer fun! From outdoor movie nights to dance parties and spa days, you’ll make unforgettable memories and form lasting bonds with peers around the country and world.

Get to know your summer home.