Zoo Veterinary Careers Day

ZSL London Zoo is excited to announce our new Zoo Veterinary Careers Days! This one-day interactive course is aimed at 13-18 year olds who want to work within the zoo veterinary career – as vets, vet nurses or as enrichment and behaviour experts. Students will get the unique chance to see inside ZSL London Zoo’s veterinary hospital and meet the professionals that work there. They’ll also experience exactly what their jobs entail and how they got to where they are. 


 **The autumn event has now sold out. New dates for 2015 will be added soon.** 

This one-day event aims to give a valuable insight into the work of a zoo vet or vet nurse and how best to achieve this career goal. Students on the course will have the chance to meet zoo vets, zoo vet nurses, behaviour and training experts and current veterinary students. These professionals will not only talk about their work and their careers, but lead students round a carousel of practical activities designed to give a realistic impression of the life and work of zoo veterinary professionals.

Schedule for the Day

The full-day event will begin at 10.00am with arrival and refreshments and last until 16.00pm. Below is an example schedule of activities for the day, although please be aware that these are subject to change with no notice. Each student will attend each session but they may not be in this order.




Zoo Veterinary Careers Day



From 10.00


Arrival, name badges and refreshments




Veterinary Careers Talk




Session 1: Exclusive Tour of ZSL London Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital




Session 2: Practical Demonstration with ZSL’s Head of Veterinary Services











Session 3: The Importance of Training and Enrichment for Animal Welfare





Session 4: Life as a Veterinary Student





Summary and Questions








Dates and Applications

The date for this event will be Saturday 25th October 2014 and it will be held at ZSL London Zoo.

To book your place on this course, please follow the link below and fill out the application form. You will then be directed to a secure web page where payment can be taken. Tickets for this event are sold on a first come, first served basis and please be aware that simply filling in the application form does not mean your ticket has been bought. The cost of the event is £120 per student and this must be paid in full. Please be aware that refunds cannot be given.

Once payment has been received, you will be contacted by a member of staff within 5 working days. They will send you a Parental Consent/Consent form. Once this has been completed and returned, you will then be sent a confirmation letter to secure your place on the course. Without a completed consent form, your place on the course cannot be confirmed.  Please see terms and conditions for further details.


Terms and Conditions

Applications to this event will close when all places are full or on the 17th October 2014, whichever is sooner. Please be aware that places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Payment instructions will become available once the online application form is submitted. Simply submitting the application form but not paying will mean that your place is not secured. Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.

We will aim to acknowledge your application and payment within 5 working days and you will be sent a Parental Consent/Consent form to complete the booking process. 


This event is now sold out. Please contact zooacademylz@zsl.org to be added to our mailing list for information about future events.