Veterinary Experiences

Shadow a Veterinarian

Shadow a Veterinarian tours are suitable for adults and for children 16 years old or older*. Spend five hours with Senior Veterinarian Dr. Jb Minter as he makes rounds behind-the-scenes at the NC Zoo. Ask all the questions you want and learn how veterinarians care for the medical woes of lions, bears, snakes and other animals. After rounds, head back to the vet hospital to enjoy a pizza lunch while chatting with the veterinary staff.

Sign up to Shadow a Veterinarian for a donation of $575. We offer one reservation per month from March through October. Secure your Shadow a Veterinarian reservation by clicking on the button above.

Shadow a Veterinarian tours are usually scheduled on Saturdays. Begin by choosing three dates that will work for you; the veterinarian will then choose a date from among those three that works with his or her schedule. Programs can be scheduled on a weekday, too, but offer less flexibility than tours conducted on Saturdays.

* Special Shadow a Veterinarian Tours can be arranged for youngsters 7 years-old or older, but a child this young must be accompanied by a paying adult.