Vet For a Day – June School Holiday Program

“Vet for a Day” is an engaging therapy program designed and organised by The Speech Tree in collaboration with AAMBR (Australian Animal Medical & Behavioural Rehabilitation). This unique program aims to educate and empower young people by immersing them in the world of animal care while also providing affirming opportunities for fun and connection with others.

During the program, participants step into the shoes of a veterinarian or animal trainer and gain firsthand experience in various aspects of animal care. The program incorporates real animals, allowing participants to interact with and care for these lovable companions under the guidance of experienced professionals. The presence of these animals not only creates a realistic and immersive environment but also provides valuable opportunities for emotional connection and therapeutic engagement.

The “Vet for a Day” program is tailored to accommodate the diverse needs of our client base, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Trained professionals from The Speech Tree and AAMBR are adept at creating a safe and affirming space for participants, ensuring that everyone feels valued and understood. The program employs evidence-based therapeutic approaches that acknowledge and celebrate the unique strengths and perspectives of our participants, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.

Throughout the program, participants will have the chance to learn about animal health, basic veterinary procedures, and animal behavior. Hands-on activities, such as grooming, feeding, and administering basic care, allow participants to develop practical skills and gain a deeper understanding of responsible pet ownership. These interactive experiences are complemented by engaging educational sessions that cover topics like animal anatomy, nutrition, and preventive care.

In addition to the educational component, “Vet for a Day” also emphasises the importance of social connection. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and develop relationships in a supportive environment. Group activities, games, and team-building exercises are integrated into the program to create opportunities for shared experiences and positive interactions.

The Speech Tree and AAMBR are committed to providing a meaningful and transformative experience through “Vet for a Day.” By combining animal-assisted therapy, education, and neurodiverse affirming practices, this program offers a unique blend of learning, fun, and social connection. Whether participants dream of becoming veterinarians or simply want to deepen their understanding of animal care, “Vet for a Day” promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Event Details:

  • Date: June 27th
  • Time: 9am-11am
  • Ages: 6-20 years
  • Places: Strictly limited
  • NDIS funding may be applicable

How to Book: To book your place, please email or call the clinic on 9736 1069

Join us for an unforgettable experience!