Zoo Veterinary Careers Day

ZSL is excited to launch a Zoo Veterinary Careers Day across both of our Zoological collections. Students can choose to attend the one-day interactive course at either ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Courses at both sites are 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 the 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.        

This 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.
 

Dates and Applications

The dates for the courses are Saturday 22 April 2017 at ZSL London Zoo and Sunday 23 April 2017 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Tickets cost £120 per student. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

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.

Book veterinary careers day at ZSL London ZoO (22 April) 

or

Book veterinary careers day at ZSL Whipsnade ZoO (23 April)

 

*Please note there will be another Veterinary Careers Day taking place at ZSL London Zoo on 21 October 2017. Ticket Tickets are not yet available for sale so please email zooacademylz@zsl.org to be put on the mailing list and informed of the ticket sale dates.*

 

Schedule for the Day

The full-day event will begin at 10.00am with arrival and last until 16.30pm. 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

10.30

Veterinary Careers Talk

11.15

Session 1: Practical Demonstration with ZSL’s Veterinary Team including behind the scenes of the zoo’s hospital

12.15

Session 2: Practical Demonstration with ZSL’s Veterinary Team

13.15

Lunch

14.00

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

15.00

Session 4: Veterinary Careers and How To Get Them

16.00

Summary and Questions

16.30

Finish

* Please note that this day does not include contact with live animals or observation of actual surgery. The event is intended to be a learning experience and provides the opportunity to understand more about the roles of veterinary professionals.

 

Terms and Conditions

Applications to this event will close when all places are full or on the Wednesday before the event, whichever is sooner. Please be aware that places will be filled on a first come, first served basis and do tend to sell out quickly.

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 day does not include contact with live animals or observation of actual surgery. The event is intended to be a learning experience and provides the opportunity to understand more about the roles of veterinary professionals.

 

Please contact zooacademylz@zsl.org to be added to our mailing list for information about this or similar events.