About Veterinary Medicine,
in partnership with Loop Abroad
Are you passionate about animals, wildlife, and conservation and considering a career in veterinary medicine?
If so, Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with Loop Abroad, is the perfect place to start. During this seven-day Envision program, you will build practical skills through a combination of field lectures, hands-on labs, zoo work, veterinary shadowing, training modules, and internship-style practice. You will even get a certificate for 40 volunteer hours, recognizing your contribution to the Texas Zoo’s nonprofit mission of connecting people with wildlife from Texas and the rest of the world and advancing conservation through education, recreation, science, and action.
Most importantly, you will leave the program with an introductory understanding of comparative anatomy; experience in husbandry, animal welfare, and zoo management; practice in ethograms, recording behavioral data, and enrichment design; and a better understanding of the careers available in veterinary medicine and how to pursue them.
About Loop Abroad
Loop Abroad is the leading pre-veterinary travel program in the nation, with thousands of alumni at university and vet school campuses all over the US. Their field courses are designed to help students understand veterinary careers from a diverse array of perspectives. With a team of expert wildlife and zoo vets from around the world, Loop Abroad helps empower students to pursue the animal science careers of their dreams.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2021-2022 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.