2020 Roanoke Valley SPCA Veterinary Summer Camp

We are sorry to share that all Roanoke Valley SPCA camps – both Pre-Veterinary and Veterinary Science, will be cancelled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   We know this very disappointing news for our campers.  We too share this heartache and wish that our situation were different.  

Pre-Veterinary and Veterinary Science camp at the Roanoke Valley SPCA is a special and unique camp that offers hands-on activities and unprecedented, behind the scenes access to local veterinary clinics, animal organizations, and of course the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  We have been in contact with the many partner agencies that make camp possible, and the majority of them are continuing their restrictions on the numbers of individuals within their facilities through the summer.  This drastically changes what campers are able to participate in and what we can offer.  We want to ensure that all campers have the first-class experience and unfortunately, this summer we are devastated to share that this is simply not possible.

We will be offering camp again next year with Early Bird Registration beginning February 1, 2021


Summer Camp Opportunities

Each summer, we hold Pre-Veterinary Science Camps for rising 4th-6th graders and Veterinary Science Camps for rising 7th-10th graders. The camps are designed to help campers find out what it means to be a veterinarian or work in a pet care field with hands-on demonstrations and in-house activities such as using microscopes to identify parasites and giving injections, and off-site visits to sites such as local veterinary hospitals Kentland Farm and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to learn surgical procedures at live surgeries, practicing surgery techniques in a mock surgery and other types of animal care.

Summer camp registrations open each February and enrollment fills quickly due to small camp sizes of 12 individuals, which enables each camper to participate fully.

For cancellations prior to May 1, a 100% refund is provided.  Cancellations between May 1 and June 1, a 50% refund is provided.  For cancellations after June 1, the total fee is forfeited.  In the event that your child enrolls in camp and withdraws because of homesickness or is asked to leave because of misconduct, there will be no refund.

Register for Summer Camp here: https://co.clickandpledge.com/?wid=126015

Your reservation is not complete until both the application and registration fee have been received.  You will find a link to the form on your receipt.


2020 Pre-Veterinary and Veterinary Science Camp REGISTRATION

Pre-Veterinary Science Camp (rising 4th-6th grades) CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Veterinary Science Camp (rising 7th-10th grades) CANCELLED Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


VETERINARY AND PRE-VETERINARY SCIENCE CAMP 2021 – Registration begins February 1, 2021

Pre-Veterinary Science Camp (rising 4th-6th grades)

June 7-11, 2021                          9 am – 3 pm

June 21-25, 2021                        9 am – 3 pm

June 28-July 2, 2021                  9 am – 3 pm

July 12-16, 2021                         9 am – 3 pm

July 19-23, 2021                         9 am – 3 pm

Veterinary Science Camp (rising 7th-10th grades)

June 14-18, 2021                        9 am – 4 pm

July 5-9, 2021                             9 am – 4 pm

July 26 – 30, 2021                       9 am – 4 pm