Do you have an animal loving child who would love to take part in a school holiday animal program run by the stars of Bondi Vet TV show?
Keep reading to find out how to sign your child up, or even win one of three Future Vet Kids Scholarships.
Being a veterinarian can be a rewarding, but also dirty job!
Squeezing anal glands, cleaning out squirmy worms and dodging smelly farts – the stuff dreams are made of for an animal loving child.
At least those with a cast-iron stomach and a can-do attitude!
Future Vet Kids Camp is an exciting veterinary-inspired face-to-face and virtual school holiday animal program that encourages responsible pet ownership.
It also showcases the profession of veterinary medicine, and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats!
The five-day program is aimed at kids aged nine to 16 years and is designed by veterinarians.
Even more exciting, it’s run by vet twins Drs Audrey and Alison Shen from the Bondi Vet TV show!
The Sydney Camp will be held at Waverley College, in Waverley, on Jan 8 – 12 and 15 – 19, 2024.
A Virtual Online Camp will run concurrently to the HQ Sydney Camp with the ability for kids to join the classroom virtually and participate with questions in real time.
Once again, pet health company PetSure is awarding three youngsters a scholarship (valued at $655) to attend the January 2024 face-to-face camp in Sydney! Keep reading to learn how you can be in the running.
Campers will learn about different animal-related professions, genetic diseases, pet nutrition, exotic animals, surgery, animal rescue and wildlife conservation.
Plus, they visit state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals for exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and many other exciting excursions.
The program also showcases veterinary experts in ultrasound, surgery, reptiles, grooming, animal rehab, dog training, wildlife, marine biology, and much more.
“Kids across the age groups love the hands-on activities, from baking pet treats to making enrichment toys, drawing blood and doing CPR on specially designed vet models,” says Dr Audrey.
“The older kids (Junior Vets) learn how to work through real life cases, interpret imaging and blood work, learn all about vet school life, and observe real life surgery.”
Dr Alison explains the camp is not just for ‘wannabe vets’, but all animal lovers.
“Whether or not the kids end up following the path to a career in veterinary medicine, just being around different animals and making like-minded new friends has such a positive impact on them,” she said.
Future Vet Kids Camp is proud to announce the 2024 PetSure Scholarship for three deserving participants to attend face-to-face camp.
The deadline to enter is Wednesday 10 December 2023.
The camp website has all the information about the scholarship, the selection criteria and, importantly, how to enter!
“We’re thrilled to support Future Vet Kids Camp in 2024 by offering three scholarships to young aspiring students to support the next generation of vets,” says PetSure Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alex Thomas.
“Future Vet Kids Camp provides kids with an exciting and practical opportunity to learn about animal health and professions.”
“Australia is facing a critical vet workforce shortage, so it’s never been more important to educate young students about the veterinary industry and animal-related careers.
“We’re committed to improving pet health education and helping improve sustainability of the industry.
“(and) we’re proud to be part of a program that empowers young and curious animal lovers to further their knowledge.”
Face-to-face camp dates: Jan 8 – 12 and Jan 15 – 19, 2024
Location: Waverley College, Waverley NSW | Daily hours: 9am – 3:30pm | Cost: $655
Virtual Online Camp runs Jan 7 – 20, 2024 | Cost $265
Visit the Future Vet Kids website for more information about this school holiday animal program for kids!
Future Vet Kids Camp will also run face-to-face and online (Virtual Camp) during the school holidays in Melbourne and Brisbane.
We will announce the dates as soon as they are known, but parents can register their kids online now.