Kids camp inspires future vets

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It’s that time of year again: registration is now open for Future Vet Kids Camp 2019—a veterinary-inspired school holiday program in Sydney that offers young pet lovers something a little different to the regular holiday camp. 

The FVKC program—which runs from 7-11 and 14-18 January—caters to kids aged nine to 16 years and encourages responsible pet ownership and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats, as well as promotes the profession of veterinary medicine

“Whether or not the kids end up following the path to a vet career, simply being around lots of animals and animal lovers will have such a positive impact on them,” Bondi Vet Dr Alex Hynes said at the camp’s launch earlier this year. 

The program offers many extraordinary experiences that inspire kids to come back for more, said vet and FVKC director Dr Scott Bainbridge, who appears on Animal Planet Canada’s TV show Dog’s Best Friend and loves to share his passion for ‘the greatest job in the world’. 

The January 2019 schedule is once again packed with fun and educational ‘animal adventures’, excursions (such as to Sydney’s Animal Referral Hospital) and talks by veterinarians, behaviourists and experts on everything from animal rescue and wildlife conservation to equine health, pet nutrition and genetic diseases. 

“We love to see the campers 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,” Dr Bainbridge said. 

“Some of our camp graduates have already embarked on their educational journey at veterinary school and we look forward to following their successes.” 

For more information and to register visit the FVKC website.

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