Aspiring vets in St Albans and Harpenden

February 10th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Aspiring vets in St Albans and Harpenden

With so many good schools and ambitious young people in St Albans and Harpenden, it is no wonder that Vets in Action at Whipsnade Zoo has good attendance. It is a great opportunity to find out if the aspiring vet in your family is up for the task. From Saturday 9th February 2019 until Sunday 24th February 2019 between 10.30am - 12 pm & 1.30pm - 3 pm at Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, really very close to St Alban's and Harpenden aspiring young vets can put their animal care skills to the test.

At the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, this February half-term with Vets in Action offers a fascinating role-playing experience for children. Through this kids can experience first-hand what it takes to be a vet at the UK's largest Zoo. Upon arrival at the specially created Animal Hospital, budding vets will be placed at the heart of the action, learning how to examine, x-ray and perform treatments on different animals. 

The children who come will also be able to watch the Zoo's team of expert vets conduct a health-check on a tiger cub and understand an operation on a turtle. To fully experience the varied life of a Zoo vet, youngsters can practise their newly-learned skills by carrying out their own health checks on soft toy animals. In addition to all this exciting role-play there will be lots of interesting talks covering the captivating world of animal medicine, and demonstrating how ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's team of vets ensure the Zoo's 3,000 animals stay fit and healthy.

Vets in Action at Whipsnade Zoo is free on paid entry as are many of the other talks that run throughout the day from; meet the white rhinos who are some of the Zoo’s largest residents, and find out why their horn is so valuable, to the warmest talk that usually takes place at the end of the day in the tropical butterfly house where you can meet the birds, crocodiles and butterflies that live there.​