Veterinary Science Camp



2021 Veterinary Science Camp Agenda

Application (Below)

Meet Dr. Laura Kellam, DVM

Pay Registration Fee Here

Preparing for camp: What to bring to Summer Camp



This summer, St. Andrews University will hosts a Summer Camp designed for students who are interested in Veterinary Studies! The first session will be held June 20-26 and the second session will be held July 11-17, 2021 at our beautiful lakeside campus in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in High School may apply to participate in this 6-day camp. This camp is designed for students who are considering future undergraduate and graduate courses of study and careers in Veterinary Science and Biology.  Students will be living in Campus Residence Halls for the program and will work alongside In-Residence Veterinarian Dr. Laura Kellam. Students will have daily lectures, experience in our 20,000 square foot open science lab, and work hands-on with Equine patients at our 300+ acre university Equestrian Center. Students will dive deep into lecture topics on Equine Dentistry, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Equine Health and Wellness. Students will also have a chance to visit the Asheboro Zoo and local farms as part of the program as well. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a certificate showing over 40 hours of learning from the camp to build their portfolio along with a journal. Housing, meals, trips, and expenses are included in the price of the program. This is a non-riding camp and the cost is $1500 for each student.

Admission to this camp is competitive, and spaces are limited. If you have any questions, please email



To participate, students must complete an application, submit transcripts, and have a letter of recommendation.



Session 1 is now full!
  • The Veterinarian’s Oath is recited by every new veterinary graduate upon conferment of the Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.

    Veterinarian’s Oath Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge & skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health & welfare, the prevention & relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge & competence.

    After reading this oath, please type an essay between 150 and 250 words describing what you would aspire to achieve in your goal of becoming a veterinarian.

  • Additional Information

    Remember documentation of experience, essay, log of activities, and letters of recommendation may be sent separately to Dr. Laura Kellam via email,, or mailed to 9167 Hasty Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352.