Future Vet Kids Camp

Kids at vet camp
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Animal-mad kids can cuddle kittens and explore their future in the veterinary field

Fill the long summer holidays with learning at this five-day workshop that gives kids a behind-the-scenes look into the world of veterinary science and animal care. There’s three individually tailored age categories that will provide a mix of hands-on learning, vet and farm tours, and interaction with animals.

For the youngest brood, there’s meet and greets with kittens, pet education classes, an RSPCA visit and a trip to Calmsley Hill City Farm. This program is suited to kids aged 9-11, but the cohort aged 12-14 will also experience vet visits with instructions on how to draw blood and case studies about their other adventures to test their knowledge.

If your teen is keen on going pro, send them along to the Junior Vets program for kids aged 14-16. Here they’ll learn some of the skills required by veterinarians – like running sutures and drawing blood – before going on excursions to local animal clinics and rescues. Then they’ll bring together all their experiences in case studies and exams.

Each programs runs between 8.30am-4pm and there are two camps running in 2019 – one from January 7-11 and another from January 12-18. Register before October 1 2017 to receive an early bird discount.


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