A veterinary-inspired school holiday program for young pet lovers is now taking registrations for the summer school holidays.
Future Vet Kids Camp in Waverly, Sydney, is a very hands-on Camp for children aged nine to 16 years offering a variety of age-appropriate programs. As well as giving a great introduction to the profession of veterinary medicine, the Camp encourages responsible pet ownership and a love and appreciation of animals of all kinds, said veterinarian and Camp director Dr Scott Bainbridge, who regularly appears on Animal Planet’s television 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!” enthused Bainbridge. “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.”
The January 2017 schedule features fun and educational ‘animal adventures’, as well as talks by veterinarians, animal behaviourists, staff from animal rescue organisations, and experts from reptile, equine and small animal groups.
Campers will hear about scent detection, breed specific diseases, pet nutrition, stem cell therapy, how to draw blood and suture, and 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.
The next Future Vet Kids Camps run from January 9-13 and again from January 16-20, 2017. Future Vet Kids Camp is also proud to announce the 2017 PetSure Scholarship for two deserving participants.
For more information about the Camp including scholarship details, visit the Future Vet Kids Camp website.