Ready… Vet… Go!

Aspiring young vets can put their animal care skills to the test at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this February half-term with Vets in Action, a fun role-playing experience for children. 

Vets in Action

During a fun-filled week of activities from Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 February, kids can experience first-hand what it takes to be a vet at the UK’s largest zoo. Upon arrival at the specially created ‘Animal Hospital’, budding vets will be placed at the heart of the action, learning how to examine, x-ray and perform treatments on different animals. 

After arriving for work at the hospital’s reception, junior vets will be prepped with hairnets and masks before joining the team to learn all about the varied life of a Zoo vet, and practise their newly-learned skills by microchipping a toy tiger cub and carrying out veterinary checks on toy rabbits and guinea pigs.

Alongside the exciting role-play activities, there will be fascinating family talks and demonstrations, providing insight into the captivating world of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s 3,000 animals, such as chimpanzees and sloth bears.

A great value day out for the family, Vets In Action and all extra activities are included in the entry price. 

Learn more about Vets in Action

More news from ZSL

Whipsnade Zoo's Asian elephant herd explore festive Christmas trees

Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo create winter wonderland for Asian elephant herd

Wilfred the giraffe calf at Whipsnade Zoo

Newborn giraffe calf born on Remembrance Day named after WW1 poet Wilfred Owen

A ring-tailed lemur at Whipsnade Zoo investigates pumpkins filled with sweetcorn

Lions and lemurs treated to early Halloween fun at UK’s largest zoo