Middle School Program

Overview

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

Eligibility

Students who have entered 7th or 8th grade as of September 2014 are eligible for all middle school sessions. Middle school applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes

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 20–24, 2015
  • Session 5: June 22–26, 2015
  • Session 7: July 13–17, 2015

View the program dates for all 2015 AVM sessions.

Housing

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.

Tuition

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

Application Information

Please carefully read the application instructions prior to filling out the application.

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

Completed Application Requirements
(See the application for more details.)

Vaccinations
Upon acceptance into 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.