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Future Vet Kids Camp 2018 - Last Call

Future Vet Kids Camp promises Sydney kids a howling good time during the school holidays! This fun educational five-day program is now taking final registrations as camp approaches full capacity.

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 2018 January Camp! The program 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!

The program offers many new experiences – such as blood draw and suture workshops, vet hospital excursions, handling animals of all shapes and sizes and more – which inspire kids to return multiple times, says veterinarian and camp director Dr Scott Bainbridge, who appears on Animal Planet’s TV show Animal House Call and loves to share his passion for ‘the greatest job in the world’.

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

PetSure Scholarship winners announced!

Future Vet Kids Camp also thanks PetSure, Australia’s leading provider of pet insurance, for donating a scholarship to two young pet lovers from New South Wales! Emily Goudie, 10, from Avalon and Dana Alexander, 13, from Cooma are the recipients of the 2018 PetSure Scholarship and will attend Future Vet Kids Camp in Sydney in January for free to learn about what it takes to be a vet.

“We are proud to support a program that inspires the future vets of Australia. We love to see kids get excited about pursuing their dream to work with animals.” says Alex Thomas, CEO of PetSure.

Future Vet Kids Camp January 2018 Program

Suturing practice at FVKC
The January 2018 schedule is once again packed with fun and educational ‘animal adventures’, excursions and talks by veterinarians, behaviourists and experts from animal rescue, reptile, small animal, canine sports groups and more!

Campers will learn about equine health, genetic diseases, breed identification (presented by Dogs NSW), pet nutrition, stem cell therapy – and that’s just the beginning! 

They will 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!

Here are some happy campers' experiences ...

Emily Pratten
, 16, is returning for the third time because of “the friendships, great excursions to veterinary hospitals, interesting workshops and case studies, and hands-on activities like suturing, blood drawing and scrubbing up for surgery, and of course the animals!”

Alec Campbell's experience at FVKC
Tim Brandt, 14 – winner of the 2015 Future Vet Kids Camp Morning Tea with Bondi Vet stars’ competition - will attend camp again to learn more about veterinary science.

He said “Becoming a veterinarian is something I aspire to. The camps have given me experiences I wouldn’t have been able to have and are uniquely aimed at people interested in working with animals.”

Alec Campbell, 14, is the recipient of the 2016 PetSure Scholarship and is registered for the third time to gain more hands-on experience as he wants to be a vet someday. He feels “The Camp is very welcoming and I encourage more young people to attend and learn about how great animals are and how much fun they can have with them!”

When: January 8 - 12, 2018 and January 15 - 19, 2018. Daily hours: 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Cost: $595.00

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About Future Vet Kids Camp

Future Vet Kids Camp offers a safe, comfortable environment that explores and nurtures the human animal bond all under the supervision of highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and specialised animal handlers. The goals are to promote responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine and to encourage the children to love and appreciate animals of all kind. The camp has more than 20 partners that offer years of specialised animal experience and professionalism that contributes greatly to the programming.

The Camp operates out of Waverley College in Waverley and runs every January for two weeks during the school holidays. Programming is split into three separate age groups running simultaneously each week: Wombats (ages 9 - 11), Kookaburras (ages 12 - 14) and the Junior Vet program (ages 14 - 16).

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