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If your child finishes this sentence with "a vet", the 2016 Future Vet Kids Camp could be the perfect experience for the little animal lover in your family these summer holidays.
Held in Sydney, Future Vet Kids Camp encourages responsible pet ownership, gives kids a taste of the profession of veterinary medicine, and also promotes the development of a love and appreciation of animals of all shapes and sizes.
Dr Scott Bainbridge, veterinarian and director of Future Vets Kid Camp, says the week-long program is packed with great experiences for any child who loves animals. "We love to see the kids 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 explains.
Kids who attend the January 2016 camp will experience five days of fun and educational animal adventures. From hands-on experience, such as learning how to draw blood and suture, through to informative talks from vets, animal behaviourists, animal rescue staff and more, kids will spend five days immersing themselves in the world of animals.
Other features of the 2016 program include getting up close and personal with creepy crawlies, learning about the exciting doggy sport of K9 Nose Work and even discovering how to bake pet-friendly treats.
Camp attendees are split into three separate age groups to help them get the most out of the five-day experience: Wombats (ages 9 - 11), Kookaburras (ages 12 - 14) and the Junior Vet program (ages 14 - 16).
The cost is $595. For a full daily schedule and to register online, visit the camp website.