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Don't Just Dream It - Experience It

At Envision by WorldStrides' Veterinary Medicine program, in partnership with Loop Abroad, you will gain behind-the-scenes experience while training with a teaching veterinarian at the Texas Zoo campus. Immerse yourself in Envision’s hands-on career exploration program to test drive your dream job and develop real-world skills before you enter the real world.

Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with Loop Abroad

“What an amazing experience! Everything was well organized and well done! This was a trip of a lifetime and my youngest will take this trip as well. I wouldn’t even think twice.”

—Nicole, parent of Washington, D.C. & Colonial Virginia participant

During this seven-day Envision program, you will spend your days at the Texas Zoo, learning 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. 

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.

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Hear directly from alumni about what they now know after attending an Envision program and how it has helped inspire them to pursue their passion.

Envision programs are held at some of the top universities in the country, providing high school students with the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and get a glimpse of what their future may hold. This summer, Veterinary Medicine will be held at Texas Zoo, and you will stay at the University of Houston–Victoria.

Go Beyond the Classroom at the Texas Zoo

The Envision Experience

Envision is committed to well-rounded, real-world-applicable education. All of our programs are designed by industry experts to help young learners identify their interests and gain the skills they need to make their dreams a reality.

NYLF Medicine follows a three-tier curricular approach that includes the Academy, Lab, and Arena.


Students are exposed to new skills and concepts through immersive learning and exploration.

Examples include...

  • Gain a holistic perspective of the medical profession and industry through engaging seminars and keynotes

  • Visit a top medical school, where you will tour the facility and explore the latest training tools and techniques

  • Take an in-depth tour of a local medical simulation center, interact with health care providers, observe proper patient care, and participate in hands-on activities where you can apply your clinical skills and knowledge


Students build creativity and critical thinking abilities by participating in dynamic hands-on simulations.

Examples include...

  • Be put into the position of a first responder as you practice the life-saving clinical skills needed in a true-to-life emergency during the Outdoor Medicine Simulation developed by professors in the Stanford University School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Respond as a medical professional to a high-pressure Triage Simulation in which you will have to apply your medical knowledge to triage patients with varied injury levels

  • Get hands-on experience in clinical workshops focused on the tools and techniques practiced by medical professionals


Students have the opportunity to shine among their peers while presenting solutions and competing in a public platform.

Examples include...

  • Engage in creating a marketing campaign to help prevent the spread of viruses during the Designer Virus Workshop

  • Participate in and perform medical ethic activities in which you practice debate skills, analyze ethical issues from varying perspectives and appreciate diverse opinions

  • Apply your newly acquired clinical skills and knowledge by practicing on lifelike mannequins at a medical simulation center

Program Tuition Starting at $3,995*

Scholarships, payment plans, and fundraising options are available.

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What's Included?

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*TTuition costs vary by program. Transportation to and from home and the program location is NOT included in tuition. Students will be responsible for meals not provided, snacks, souvenirs, and other incidentals

Grades 9-12

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  • All curriculum and instruction

  • Program activities

  • Site visits and events

  • Overnight housing

  • Program materials

  • All meals during the program

  • Local transportation during program

  • Certificate for 40 volunteer service hours

Program Highlights

Small Group Training

Groups are kept to ten or less so that you can ask questions, receive personalized training, and build a mentor relationship with your dedicated teaching veterinarian.

Spend five of your seven days at this zoo, which is home to over 100 species of animals, many of whom are rescue animals that cannot be returned to the wild.

Texas Zoo

Enjoy labs and field classes covering topics like large animal physical exams, veterinary suture, avian anatomy and physiology, reptile handling and restraint, and more.

Hands-On Experience

Receive 40 volunteer service hours, which not only acknowledge your experience at the program but can also be applied toward the vet hours you will need to get into veterinary school.

Earn “Vet Hours”