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Become a ZSL London Zoo vet this half-term

Children visiting ZSL London Zoo are in for a treat this February half-term as they get the chance to go behind the scenes and find out what it takes to be a zoo vet for the day.

Running from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th February, Vets in Action allows children to step into the role of a vet at the zoo’s Animal Hospital, an award-winning role-playing experience for budding veterinarians.

After being prepped with hairnets and masks on arrival, junior vets will then join the team in the Zoo’s specially-recreated zoo vet centre. Here they will assist the experts and examine, x-ray and carry out treatments on toy animals – experiencing first-hand the huge variety of work carried out by the zoo’s vets, vet nurses and zookeepers – from microchipping meerkats to removing plastic from the tummy of a sea turtle.

A packed schedule of talks and activities throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of the zoo’s animals and the people who look after them – explaining everything the ZSL team does to keep 18,000 residents in tip-top condition, from microchipping penguins to checking tiger teeth.

Animal Hospital and all extra activities are included in the entry price. To find out more and to book tickets go to

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