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2019 Future Vets Kid Camp in Sydney - Final Call

FVKC taking final registrations as the 2019 Camp approaches full capacity...

Future Vet Kids Camp is a veterinary-inspired school holiday program in Sydney that offers young pet lovers something a little different to the regular holiday camp. Ask the kids who attended the camp’s 2019 program launch a few months ago with special guest Bondi Vet Dr Alex Hynes! There’s a good reason many return to camp multiple times!

The FVKC 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!


“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,” Dr Hynes said at the launch.

The program offers many extraordinary experiences that inspire kids to come back for more, said Vet and Camp 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’. 



Wild encounters with Features Creatures
Campers attend blood draw and suture workshops, vet hospital excursions and veterinary talks, plus learn about dog training and behaviour, solve real-life veterinary cases and handle animals of all shapes and sizes, and much, much more, he said.

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 the East Coast! Caitlyn May of Queensland and Rosie Poulson of New South Wales are the recipients of the 2019 PetSure Scholarship to attend Future Vet Kids Camp in Sydney in January for free and learn about what it takes to be a vet. 

Caitlyn, age 14, has many pets, farm animals, reptiles and fish at home and was thrilled about receiving the scholarship! “When mum showed me the website, it all looked very exciting and fun. It was also very different to all the other courses I have done before. I still can’t believe that I got chosen for the scholarship. I can’t wait until it starts!” she said.

Rosie, age 9, has many various pets, too, including a pool of tadpoles and frogs! She has been dreaming of attending Future Vet Kids Camp for many years and said “I absolutely 100% want to work with animals in the future. I have everything planned. I am going to buy a big van when I can drive to fit all my animals in.” 

Alex Thomas, CEO of PetSure, Australia’s leading provider of pet insurance, said: “PetSure employs many veterinarians on staff, and we are proud to sponsor a program that inspires young kids to fulfill their dreams of becoming a vet. We know animals play a significant role in our society so having kids interested in a career that looks after animal health and welfare is invaluable.”

Future Vet Kids Camp January 2019 Program

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 from animal rescue, reptile, small animal, canine sports groups and more! Campers will learn about equine health, genetic diseases, pet nutrition, stem cell therapy, animal rescue, wildlife conservation – and that’s just the beginning! 


 
For the complete schedule, please check out here.

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

2019 Future Vet Kids Camp Registration

When: from January 7 - 11 and January 14 - 18, 2019Daily hours: 9am to 3:30pm 

Cost: $595 

For more information, detailed curriculum and to register online, please visit www.futurevetkidscamp.com.au

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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