Zoo Veterinary Careers Day

Due to operational and staff changes precipitated by COVID-19, we are regrettably postponing our vocational courses until further notice. We understand that this is disappointing, but we would like to reassure you that all postponed experiences at ZSL London Zoo can be rearranged for a later date. We are currently offering rearrangements of bookings made up to 30 April. Any bookings made after this date will be reviewed as we continue to act on the advice of the Government. Please email zooacademylz@zsl.org to discuss your booking. Thank you for your understanding.  

What is the event?

Our very popular Zoo Veterinary Careers Day is a one-day interactive course at ZSL London Zoo.

This course is aimed at 13-18 year old’s who want to work within the zoo veterinary profession – 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.

The details;

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020
Course length: 1 day
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: ZSL London Zoo
Cost: £95
Capacity: 40 places available per course
Age range: 13-18


A sample schedule and more information about the course content can be found here

Please be aware that timings and activities are all subject to change.

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

Terms and Conditions

Places are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be provided with a parental consent form with your ticket which must be returned to ZSL to confirm your place.  Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given, and dates cannot be swapped.

Frequently asked questions

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