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

The application form for placements in the summer of 2016 is now open. If you wish to apply for one of these placements, please complete the application form below and return as per instructions:

EMS Summer 2016 Application Form (526.5 KB)


Please note: We will be accepting applications for the summer of 2016 until the end of 13th February 2015, any applications sent after this date will not be taken into consideration.

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.