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 2016 have now been allocated. 

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 successful applicants by mid-May 2015.

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 2017 are now open.  Please use the following link to apply, putting EMS in the keyword search to bring up the online application form  

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The deadline for applications is the 31st March 2016.

Each application is considered individually and due to the high number of applications we receive we will only be able to inform successful applicants by mid-May 2015.

The process will reopen in January 2017 for the 2018 summer placements.