Junior Vet for a Day: Reptile Vet Experience

Menai Animal Hospital is offering a unique experience this school holidays! Get up close & personal & find out what it is like to work with exotic animals such as:

  • Snakes
  • Bearded dragons
  • Turtles
  • Ferrets & more!

Your child will be working side by side with our senior vet nurses and will:

  • Go on a behind the scenes hospital tour
  • Learn how we feed and care for exotic patients
  • Learn how to keep each species healthy
  • Learn how to use Veterinary equipment for this species
  • Learn how to take vitals and what is important for each species
  • Handling
  • Learn about their natural habitats
  • Learn how to check eyes & ears
  • Study parasites such as Ticks and Lice
  • Learn about exotic animal safety
  • Conduct pathology tests
  • Study X-Rays and see if you can guess the problem
  • Learn all about different species & how to keep them

This is a great opportunity for any child that wants to experience the veterinary world with interests in these types of animals or kids who just want to know more.


For: 7-14 year olds
Where: Menai Animal Hospital
When: TBA
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: $100 per child

The days will be limited to small groups. Please arrange for your child to bring lunch and a drink.

Conditions of participation:

  • Payment is essential to secure your booking.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn.
  • All participants must agree to follow all instructions given by the nurse at all times.
  • Touching of any animal(s) may be permitted after instructions from the nurse and under the nurse’s supervision.
  • Menai Animal Hospital does not take any responsibility for any injuries that may occur. First aid will be given if required.
  • You will need to sign a liability waiver for your child to attend.
  • We will need contact numbers for a parent or guardian in case of an emergency.

Click here to Apply – Application & Permission slip


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Business Opening Hours

Monday08:00 AM07:30 PM
Tuesday08:00 AM07:30 PM
Wednesday08:00 AM07:30 PM
Thursday08:00 AM07:30 PM
Friday08:00 AM07:30 PM
Saturday08:00 AM12:00 PM
Sunday 05:00 PM06:00 PM


The clinic will be closed on the following upcoming holidays.

Holiday Date
Labour Day 01/10/2018
Christmas Day 25/12/2018
Boxing Day 26/12/2018