Extra Mural Studies

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

EMS placements for the summer of 2015 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 for EMS Summer 2016 are now closed.

Each application is considered individually by each Vet and previously we have received large numbers of very high standard applications. We endeavour to have made decisions and inform applicants by mid-May 2015.

The process will reopen in January 2016 for the 2017 summer placements and the application form will be available on this site.

RVC students please note 
For applications for summer 2017 onwards we will no longer be accepting applications from RVC undergraduates due to the tracking rotations that will be in place for RVC students.