Extra Mural Studies

ZSL vets
The Zoological Society of London offers Extra Mural Studies (EMS) placements for veterinary undergraduates each summer.

Each EMS placement will be based on a three-week module. There will be a total of four successive placements at both London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo, giving a total of eight placements for the summer.

EMS placements for the summer of 2014 have now been allocated. 

The placements offer a unique opportunity for a veterinary undergraduate to “see practice” with colleagues working full time in the field of zoo and wild animal medicine and pathology. In addition, during clinically quiet periods, the student will be expected to produce a short, written case report and to write up a project to present as an informal Powerpoint presentation during the last week of their placement. Please note that we are unable to offer any accommodation at London or Whipsnade for the duration of your placement.

To be eligible a student must be about to start their final year at a veterinary school by the time the placement starts and be committed to a complete three week period.


How to apply

Applications should be made using the application form only which should be emailed to ems@zsl.org . Details of two referees must be provided, and the preferred site and available dates for the placement must be specified.

Download: Extra Mural Studies (EMS) application form 2015 (526.5 KB)

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2014

For further information, please email ems@zsl.org .

Please note other than the block of summer dates already allocated we are unable to offer placements at any other time of the year due to our commitment to teaching the MSc in Wild Animal Heath, taught in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College.

EMS Placements are available only to students in the summer before their final year, and we do NOT run pre-clinical EMS placements.