Shadow a Veterinarian
Shadow a Veterinarian for a Day.
Masks and other COVID-19 protections may be required for this program.
We offer two Shadow a Veterinarian for a Day experience each month between March 1 and October 31.
This program must be scheduled during the workweek (Monday through Friday) on a date that is acceptable to the veterinarian and to the tour-goer.
This experience is available to one person only. The participant shadows one of the Zoo's veterinaries as he or she performs veterinary procedures scheduled on the day of the program. The experience begins at 7:45 a.m. and usually ends betweem 2 and 3 p.m. A pizza lunch is provided.
The program cost of $575 for Zoo Society members and $595 for non-members provides Zoo admission, a full-day experience with the Zoo Veterinarian, lunch, and a $550 tax-deductible donation to the North Carolina Zoological Society, the private 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for the North Carolina Zoo. These proceeds support the needs of the Zoo's veterinary hospital.
Shadow a Veterinarian For Two
Masks and other COVID-19 protocols may be required.
We offer two Shadow a Veterinarian for Two experiences each month between March 1 and October 31.
This program is available on weekends only—either Saturday or Sunday on a date that is acceptable for our guests and to the Zoo's veterinarian staff.
Participants spend four hours with a Zoo veterinarian and accompany them on rounds behind the scenes. After rounds, participants return to the vet hospital to enjoy a pizza lunch while chatting with the veterinarian and other staff. An optional two-hour golf cart tour is available after lunch.
The program cost of $575 for Zoo Society members and $595 for non-members provides Zoo admission for two, a four-hour experience with the veterinarian, lunch, an optional 2-hour golf cart tour after lunch (if requested), and a $550 tax-deductible donation to the NC Zoo Society, the private 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for the NC Zoo. Proceeds support Zoo veterinary needs.