Exotic Reptile & Amphibian Residentials & AHEMS
For Gold DofE participants with an interest in animals and those who may wish to apply for veterinary and zoology degrees at university.
Our programme is now approved for University AHEMS placements for veterinary students too!
Placements are inclusive of accredited and expert-led training in exotic species animal management, stunning forest lodge accommodation, food & drink as well as a social & activities plan. The programme takes place in the New Forest, UK.
The Reptile Academy is an exotic species training provider that attends the London Vet Show and our accredited courses have high uptake by veterinary professionals working for Medivet, Vets4Pets and many individually run practices. Students enrolling on our placements will get free access to our accredited online course following the placement if they choose as a limited offer.
There are 8 weeks available in 2023 and as expected spaces fill up quickly. One-week and two-week placements are available.
29th May – 2nd June
17th -21st July
31st -4th August
7th – 11th August
21st – 25th August
28th August -1st September
4th – 8th September
11th – 15th September
To make an enquiry or reserve a place, please email [email protected] or call 02380 394174
Since launching these programmes as an AAP for DofE, our Reptile Ranger Residential has become accepted by major veterinary universities as a provider of animal husbandry extra mural studies (AHEMS) or pre-clinical EMS – so perfect for all students seeking animal husbandry experience as part of their UCAS applications.
Aside from Gold DofE participants, we now have students from Royal Veterinary College, Bristol, Nottingham, Aberystwyth, Stirling, Keele, Cambridge and more.
This animal based residential offers high level practical content, animal handling and training, and we ensure all participants have a very comfy and well-nourished stay with us too!
Animal Activities Licensed (DEFRA)
Expert Ranger Team
DofE Residential AAP
Veterinary Colleges Approved