Mt Evelyn Vet Clinic is involved in an exciting program called PetPEP (Pets and People Education Program) which is an initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association in primary schools throughout Australia.

PetPEP teaches children and the community about responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, healthy living (pets and people), welfare of animals and animals in the community. The program has been designed by vets in collaboration with teachers to enhance existing school programs.

The program helps primary school teachers integrate responsible pet care messages into their classroom teaching, to teach our next generation about the responsibilities associated with owning animals and how to behave safely around them.

Schools participating in the PetPEP program enjoy a school visit by two of our nurses with Milamber, Dr Nick Ogden’s very placid Golden Retriever. Students are presented with an interactive class session on pets and our responsibilities as pet owners.  Milamber definitely steals the show and the children love the opportunity to dress up and role play as Vets and Vet Nurses.

petpep4PetPEP school visits are fully coordinated by the Education Team at the AVA and reinforce key messages including:

  • Responsible  pet ownership
  • Safety around animals
  • Healthy living (pets & people)
  • Welfare of animals
  • Animals and the Community

We supply worksheets for the children to do in class, a colouring completion is organized for each school and displayed in the clinic and all the children receive a show bag with relative information on our program.

Thanks to the support of your local vet and council, there is no cost to schools for an AVA PetPEP school visit involving animal care professionals.

Please visit for more information or contact us to make a booking on 9736 3088

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