Special guest Bondi Vet Dr Alex Hynes was in attendance at the recent launch of the January 2019 program for Future Vet Kids Camp—a veterinary-inspired school holiday program that caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years from around Australia.
The event took place at PetSure’s pet-friendly workplace in Chatswood, where Dr Hynes gave a group of young animal lovers a taste of life as a veterinarian.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the Future Vet Kids Camp,” Dr Hynes said. “I grew up surrounded by animals and from an early age my dream was to become a vet, so the idea of a camp to show children what it’s like to be a veterinarian is just brilliant.
“Plus, I have my own animal-obsessed daughter at home who shares my passion and it makes me so proud when I hear her tell her friends ‘my mum saves animals’.”
Those attending the launch also watched dog training in action by Jess Sandstrom and inspiring videos from camp graduates now in vet school who shared stories and advice about how they followed their own dreams to become a vet.
“PetSure are proud to support the Future Vet Kids Camp by providing two scholarships to aspiring vets to attend the camp and the popular excursions that are part of the program,” PetSure chief veterinary officer Dr Magdoline Awad said.
“The veterinary industry is such a wonderful and rewarding space and we are excited to be a part of a program that inspires young animal lovers to pursue their dream of becoming a veterinarian some day.”