Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary Vet for a Day

Interested in becoming a vet?

Our Australian Wildlife Health Centre receives over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year. Come and work alongside our vets in a unique program on real life cases involving Healesville Sanctuary’s animal collection as well as injured wildlife brought to the hospital. These school holidays our theme is Winter Wonderland giving you the chance to also learn about our unique alpine species. Get up close to amazing animals such as Mountain Pygmy Possums and Corroboree Frogs as well as Birds of Prey and Snakes.

Vet for a Day allows participants to work in our vet hospital for the day, helping out our vets and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs!

You will go behind-the-scenes, taking part in many daily duties of a vet which could include:

  • Animal contact
  • Diagnosis
  • Suturing
  • Health checks
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post mortem