The Future Vet Kids Camp is a veterinary-inspired school holiday program in Sydney that caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years of age. The program aims to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine, and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats!
We were so excited to be able to sponsor 13 kids to attend the Future Vet Kids Camp that was hosted in Sydney between 19 and 23 April 2022.
Meet our friends that got selected to attend the 2022 Autumn camp:
Frank, who heads up the logistics of the Future Vet Kids Camp said that the Autumn camp was well received, and a lot of new friendships were formed.
The kids loved baking the doggy treats, learning about animal nutrition, a trip to the Zoo where they were even allowed to go “back of house” to the lion enclosure, enjoyed talks by animal experts, a trip to a rescue center, watched Dr. Audrey perform live surgery, and later were able to practice their skills on real veterinary teaching models.
We asked Dr. Audrey what her take was on this year’s Autumn camp, and this is what she said:
“Many are aspiring vets and vet nurses. Their enthusiasm to learn made me excited to have them in surgery. The best part was some of the return students Face Timing some of their old campers’ friends that couldn’t make this camp and were excited to hear they will be back to join us as a big group in January!
It’s so great to see kids that attend the camp have a shared passion for animals and that these like-minded kids form lifelong friendships”.
This is what the kids had to say:
Meet Rebecca, a year 12 student who is a past attendee of the Future Vet Kids Camp, thanks to a scholarship from PetSure.
Rebecca tells us of her future vet kids camp experience and how it has further fuelled her passion to one day become a Vet by gaining a hands-on experience in the Veterinary industry.
Marni Bhandarkar :
Thank you so much for picking me for the scholarship.
I loved making new friends and meeting the animals, especially the reptiles and the kitten sanctuary. I loved Dr. Alison and Dr. Audrey and Frank. I loved the behind-the-scenes opportunities that we had with all the excursions. We were treated and felt like real vets 🩺❤️