Extra Mural Studies

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

Each application is considered individually by each Vet and previously we have received large numbers of very high standard applications. 

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 Summer 2019 EMS placements are now closed.

Applications for Summer 2020 placements will open in January 2019. Sadly we cannot offer any EMS placements or internships outside of these placements.