Published: 13 November 2014

Student vets go behind the scenes at the zoo

Our first cohort of Veterinary Medicine & Science students attended a day of tours and lectures as part of a special event at Marwell Wildlife.

Surrey’s 48 student vets were joined by staff and 14 key School of Veterinary Medicine partners for a private tour of the Marwell site, which included the chance get up close with rhinos and watch tiger feeding time.

Students also attended lectures on subjects such as Breeding for Conservation and Translocation and had the opportunity to informally chat to Vet School partners over dinner.

Partners – which included representatives from the Animal Plant Health Agency, Westpoint Veterinary Group, the RSPCA and Hook Veterinary Centre –  then listened to a talk by vet Will Justice titled ‘Unexpected Encounters and how to deal with them - an initial approach to unfamiliar species’ and heard about Surrey lecturer Dr Dan Horton’s research on vigilance for emerging diseases.

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