Vet Kids at Balmain this School Holidays

Balmain Veterinary Hospital is once again in the Future Vet Kids Holiday camp schedule. Last year, the campers got the opportunity to watch two surgeries and with no fainters yey! Afterwards, they visited the cattery and learned about feline care in boarding.

The trip to Balmain Vets is scheduled for Monday, Jan 7 and Monday, Jan 14 between 10:30am – 12pm.

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.
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!

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’. 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.
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!

“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!”

Future Vet Kids Camp will run from Jan 7 – 11 and Jan 14 – 18, 2019.
Daily hours: 9am – 3:30pm. Cost is $595.
For more information, detailed curriculum and to register online, please visit