Education

Future Vet Kids Camp promises animal lovers a howling good time

Register for Jan 2021 camp now to avoid disappointment and tantrums!

PetSure Scholarship applications open, deadline Nov 30!

After a year of coping with the challenges of COVID19, animal loving kids can expect to have a howling good time during the upcoming school holidays at Future Vet Kids Camp, led by veterinarians Drs Audrey and Alison Shen from the Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast TV show and Aussie Mobile Vet.

Designed and run by veterinarians, Future Vet Kids Camp is a veterinary-inspired 5-day school holiday program in Sydney that caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years and encourages responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats!

Dr Audrey said, “We wish we had a camp like this when we were young that opened our eyes to different careers in veterinary medicine. It showcases all the opportunities available as veterinarians and other wonderful professions in the animal industry. Many campers return every year to learn more and progress through the camp groups.”

Campers learn about different animal-related professions, genetic diseases, pet nutrition, exotic animals, surgery, animal rescue and wildlife conservation. Plus, they visit state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals for exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, and many other exciting excursions!

Dr Alison is also excited about the outstanding presenters involved – from ultrasound, surgical and reptile expert talks to grooming, animal rehab, dog training demonstrations, wildlife talks and much more!

“The Junior Vets will learn how to work through real life cases, interpret blood work and imaging, and learn how to draw blood and observe real life surgery!” she said. “Campers will even get to meet a marine biologist who examines whale snot!”

During the year, the vet sisters have been heavily involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife injured by the 2019-2020 summer bushfires and hope to bring the campers some insight into what they have learnt in this area.

“Whether or not the kids end up following the path to a career in veterinary medicine, simply being around lots of different animals (from kittens to snakes) and animal lovers from across the country have such a positive impact on them,” said Dr Alison.

The Jan 2021 camp is anticipated to fill up just as fast as the last summer, so register now!

PetSure Scholarship open now!

Future Vet Kids Camp is proud to announce the 2021 PetSure Scholarship for two deserving participants. Deadline 30 Nov 2020. PetSure is Australia’s leading provider of pet health insurance products. For more information, selection criteria and how to apply, please visit the camp website here.

PetSure Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Dani Hoolahan said, “Over the past seven years, PetSure has proudly sponsored 12 incredible children to participate in the fun and educational Future Vets Kids Camp program. We are thrilled to support the initiative again in 2021 and can’t wait to meet this year’s passionate pet loving kids as they start their journey to fulfilling their dreams of working with animals.”

JANUARY 2021 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
Wombats Week 1 & 2 SOLD OUT
Dates: Jan 4 – 8 and Jan 11 – 15, 2021
Location: Waverley College, Waverley NSW
Daily hours: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $595
Deadline: 30 Dec 2020
For more information and to register online, please visit http://futurevetkidscamp.com
or phone 0435 267 252.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE here.  

COVID SAFE REQUIREMENTS

Future Vet Kids Camp will be taking all the precautionary COVID safe measures, including hygiene measures, hand sanitisers, temperature checks, social distancing and asking all campers to not attend if they are unwell. We are also aware that the situation is ever changing and will be following the current government guidelines and recommendations at the time. For information on COVID Safe Requirements to attend the camp, please visit our website.