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Future Vet Kids Camp - January 2018

Want to help your animal loving child make the most out of the summer holidays? 

Future Vet Kids Camp is an exciting veterinary-inspired school holiday program that caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years. Each year, the camp offers new experiences that inspire kids to return multiple times, said 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’. 

“Future Vet Kids Camp encourages responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine and a love and appreciation of animals of all kinds and their habitats,” he said.
“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!”

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 scent detection, breed identification and genetic diseases run by Dogs NSW, pet nutrition, stem cell therapy, how to draw blood and suture – 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! 

Many participants end up coming back to Future Vet Kids Camp year after year! 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.” 

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, 14 – recipient of Future Vet Kids Camp’s 2016 PetSure Scholarship, 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!” 

Applications are now open for the 2018 PetSure Scholarship for two deserving kids! The deadline is Nov 30“Some of Future Vet Kids Camp graduates have already embarked on their educational journey at veterinary school and we look forward to following their successes!” said Dr Bainbridge. 

The next Future Vet Kids Camp will run from Jan 8 - 12 and Jan 15 - 19, 2018. Daily hours: 9am – 3:30pm. 

Cost: $595. Early Bird discount rate ($535) is available until 1 October 2017.

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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 Sydney (NSW) 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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