Attend the Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program at Tufts University and discover if veterinary medicine is right for you! Explore the wide variety of careers within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like.
The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program is an engaging and fun way for high school students to spend two weeks learning more about the veterinary profession. This is your opportunity to dig into veterinary medicine through an exciting and intensive program where you’ll be surrounded by others who share your passion for animals, health, and science.
- Explore specialty fields and important topics in veterinary medicine through informative lectures by Tufts faculty, staff, and vet students.
- See what it’s really like to be a vet as you shadow fourth-year veterinary students in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, the Hospital for Large Animals, or the Tufts Wildlife Clinic.
- Get up close and personal with the animals on the Cummings School Farm while learning proper animal handling techniques and performing physical examinations.
- Build your vet skills! Practice bandaging and suturing, learn how to read x-rays, give a clinical exam to a dog, and work as a team to solve a challenging medical case.
- Participate in hematology and anatomy labs, meet various working dogs, visit a dairy farm, and more!
Admission to the high school program is competitive. Day and residential programs are available. Visit our website to learn more and to start your application!
Cost and Session Information
2017 Program Dates
Session 6: June 25–July 7, 2017 (entering grades 11 or 12)
Session 8: July 16–28, 2017 (entering grades 10 or 11)
The tuition of $3,550 includes housing, meals, program materials, activity and laboratory fees, transportation to classes and field trips, as well as evening and weekend social activities.
Day Program (grades 9-12)
Session 9: July 31–August 11, 2017
The tuition of $2,195 includes lunches, program materials, activity and laboratory fees, as well as transportation to field trips. Classes begin 9am and end 4pm Monday through Friday.