Final Call for Registrations!
January School Holiday Fun & Learning with Future Vet Kids Camp!
Future Vet Kids Camp – Australia’s favourite veterinary-inspired school holiday program for young pet lovers – is filling up fast and taking final registrations for its 2017 January Camp!
Future Vet Kids Camp is a fun and educational 5-day program offered during the Summer School Holidays (9:00am-3:30pm) and runs from January 9 – 13 and again January 16 – 20, 2017 at Waverley College in Sydney.
The Camp is very hands on and caters to children aged 9 to 16 years with a variety of age-appropriate programs. It encourages not only responsible pet ownership and the profession of veterinary medicine, but also a love and appreciation of animals of all kinds and their habitats, said veterinarian and camp director Dr Scott Bainbridge, who regularly appears on Animal Planet’s TV show Animal House Calls and loves to share his passion for “the greatest job in the world”.
“Many participants end up coming back year after year!” he said. “We love to see the kids get excited about pursuing their dream to work with animals, and then go out with the knowledge and experiences they’ve gained at the Camp and start making a difference for pets and people around the world.”
Future Vet Kids Camp – a stepping stone for a future career as a veterinarian!
Earlier this year, the dream to become a veterinarian came true for two Future Vet Kids Camp graduates from NSW as they embarked on their educational journey at veterinary school. Another camper is also on his way to begin his studies in veterinary nursing!
University of Sydney student Caitriona O’Leary said Future Vet Kids Camp not only reaffirmed her desire to pursue an animal-related career, but also played a role in boosting her university application. Caitriona has already started working as a vet nurse/receptionist at a vet clinic!
Claire Fu, vet student at James Cook University, said the Camp helped prepare her for vet school and “it was really satisfying being able to apply what I learned at the Future Vet Kids Camp.” Claire looks forward to sharing her experiences as a speaker at the Camp’s graduation in January.
Having done two years of Animal Studies at Ultimo TAFE during high school, James Rowe graduated this year and is enrolling in a veterinary nursing degree at TAFE for 2017. Having work experience in three veterinary hospitals and attending Future Vet Kids Camp played a part in helping James decide on a career path in veterinary science.
Future Vet Kids Camp January 2017 Program
The January 2017 schedule is once again packed with fun and educational ‘animal adventures’ and talks by veterinarians, behaviourists and staff from animal rescue, reptile, small animal, canine sports groups and more!
Campers will learn about scent detection, breed specific diseases, pet nutrition, stem cell therapy, how to draw blood and suture, and much more! They will also get up close and personal with creepy crawlies, learn about wildlife conservation and animal rescue, and venture behind the scenes at vet hospitals! It’s like watching Bondi Vet – except you’re in it!