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



Event details

Book now
9:30am to 3:30pm
Choose from July 2, 3, 9 & 10
Healesville Sanctuary
$127; $114.30 zoo members
For Year 7- 12 students. Covered shoes must be worn. All participants must agree to follow staff instructions.
What to bring 
Drink bottle, snacks & lunch. Bring your camera to capture the moment.

Please call 9285 9406 to reserve your place.

  • Payment is required at time of booking.
  • Strictly limited numbers
  • Bookings are not refundable