Bristol Zoo Gardens is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Approved Centre for Zoological Medicine. Established in 1999, the on-site veterinary department deals with over 10,000 animals of more than 500 species resident at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The vet department currently consists of the Head of Veterinary Services Michelle Barrows, two part-time staff vets – Rowena Killick and Richard Saunders, and two part-time nurses – Head veterinary nurse Kellie Wyatt and veterinary nurse Teresa Horspool.
Zoo veterinary work is varied ranging from ‘hands-on’ clinical work and post mortem exams to record keeping and collating data. Volunteers are expected to assist with all areas.
Due to cancellations we now have opportunities for two students to undertake the veterinary externship from the week commencing 23rd July 2018 (two week slot).
For 2019 we now only have the following weeks available: 29th Jan-8th Feb.
Click here to download the Veterinary Externship Application Form.
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