Future Vet Kids Camp has three 2024 scholarships available for participants to attend face-to-face camp, courtesy of PetSure.

Future Vet Kids Camp is a veterinary-inspired face-to-face and virtual school holiday program run by vet twins Drs Audrey and Alison Shen, encouraging responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine, and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats.

Dr Audrey said kids across the age groups love the hands-on activities, from baking pet treats to making enrichment toys, drawing blood, and doing CPR on specially designed vet models.

“The older kids (Junior Vets) learn how to work through real life cases, interpret imaging and blood work, learn all about vet school life and observe real life surgery.”

The veterinary-designed five-day program is aimed at kids aged 9 to 16 years, where kids will learn about different animal-related professions, genetic diseases, pet nutrition, exotic animals, surgery, animal rescue, and wildlife conservation, as well as visiting state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals for exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and other exciting excursions.

“Whether or not the kids end up following the path to a career in veterinary medicine, just being around different animals and making like-minded new friends has such a positive impact on them,” said Dr Alison.

PetSure is once again offering three scholarships, valued at $655, to attend the January 2024 face-to-face camp in Sydney.

Alex Thomas, CEO of PetSure, said they are thrilled to support the camp.

“Australia is facing a critical vet workforce shortage, so it’s never been more important to educate young students about the veterinary industry and animal-related careers. We’re committed to improving pet health education and helping improve sustainability of the industry, so we’re proud to be part of a program that empowers young and curious animal lovers to further their knowledge.”

The Sydney Camp will be held at Waverley College in Waverley on Jan 8 – 12 and 15 – 19, 2024. A Virtual Online Camp will run concurrently with the HQ Sydney Camp, with the ability for kids to join the classroom virtually and participate with questions in real time.

Applications for the 2024 PetSure Scholarship close on 10 December 2023.

For more information or to register, click here.

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