North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Sponsors North Carolina Zoo’s Wild Veterinary Camps

Young People Invited to Explore Science and Veterinary Medicine as They Apply to Wild Animals

Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it is the official sponsor of the North Carolina Zoo’s Wild Veterinary Camps for the second consecutive year. The camp’s mission is to help young people explore science and veterinary medicine as it applies to wild animals living in zoos or in their native habitats. The Wild Veterinary Camps will give campers first-hand experience working in center treatment rooms, X-ray and lab facilities, along with practice in operating equipment, performing physical exams and more. Campers will also dress the part of a veterinarian. A scrub shirt, name tag and stethoscope are included in the tuition along with lunch and other supplies.

The camp will be broken down according to grade classification. Day camp will be offered to boys and girls grades 7-9 on Saturday, May 19 and Saturday, Sept. 15. The all girls, overnight camp will be held Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24 and the co-ed overnight camp will be Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15. There is also a session offered for adults 21 and older on Saturday, April 21. Camp sessions will be led by NC Zoo Veterinary Staff.

“We are ecstatic to be the official sponsor for the North Carolina Zoo’s Wild Veterinary Camps this year,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “The camp sessions are going to be so hands-on, the campers will feel like actual veterinarians and also gain a lasting experience as they pursue a career in veterinary medicine.”

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About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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