Middle School Program


The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Middle School Program is a fun and exciting way for middle school students to spend one week learning about being a veterinarian and the varied career opportunities within the profession.

  • Explore specialty fields and important topics in veterinary medicine through engaging lectures by Tufts faculty, staff, and vet students.
  • 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.
  • Visit the spay/neuter clinic, do a dissection in the anatomy lab, and more!
Sample Schedule

Program Details

Applications for the 2014 middle school sessions are now closed. Applications for our 2015 sessions will be available in November 2014.


Students who have entered 7th or 8th grade as of September 2013 are eligible for all middle school sessions. Middle school applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Classes begin daily at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Program Dates

Choose from three available middle school sessions. You may apply to one session only, as this program is very popular and the limited spaces fill up quickly.

  • Session 1: April 21–25, 2014 FULL – Wait List Only
  • Session 5: June 23–27, 2014 FULL – Wait List Only
  • Session 7: July 14–18, 2014 FULL – Wait List Only

View the program dates for all 2014 AVM sessions.


Middle school sessions are day sessions and do not include housing. Local accommodations can be found on the Visitor Information page. We have also prepared a list of additional accomodations.


The tuition of $750 includes lunches, program materials, and activity and laboratory fees.

Registration Information

Applications for the 2014 middle school sessions are now closed. Applications for our 2015 sessions will be available in November 2014.

Students whose registrations are complete will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis until sessions are full. Applicants will be notified of their status within two to three weeks. Students with incomplete registrations will not be enrolled until all required materials are submitted. Seats cannot be reserved.

Completed Registration Form Requirements
(See the application for more details.)

  • Registration Form
  • Grade Level Verification
  • Essay
  • Nonrefundable Deposit of $350

Upon enrollment in AVM, participants will be required to submit proof that they are up-to-date on required vaccinations. Please review the list of required vaccinations when applying to ensure you/your child can be current on these vaccinations by the program immunization deadline.