Animal Aspirations


‘Animal Aspirations’ began in January 2019 with the help of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Widening Participation team and is made up of a diverse group of vet students from various backgrounds. 


The aim of the initiative is to engage students from diverse backgrounds through interactive animal and science-focused workshops. We also aim to promote diverse role models and break the stereotypes of the veterinary and other animal-related professions by having a positive online and social media presence. Our achievements have so far allowed us to reach out to children from various backgrounds, exposing them to the versatility, ingenuity and ­­­­value of veterinary and animal-related professions. 

Animal Aspirations provides a source of information and advice for young people wishing to pursue a career working with animals


Animal Aspirations is a platform where young people are inspired to achieve their animal-related aspirations by providing them with positive diverse role models from veterinary and animal science backgrounds


Animal Aspirations encourages people from ethnically diverse backgrounds to consider a career working with animals in a wide range of different fields



Year 10 Student

“Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I love the activities. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of interesting things”

Year 5 Teacher

"I had an amazing time at this session which was both informative and inspirational for our young black pupils. It would be great to see this expanded to other boroughs to help our younger generation realise their potential and empower them with knowledge to further themselves. Thank you"

"It’s also great to see students now start to push the fight for diversity and inclusivity in animal related fields such as [Animal Aspirations] at the [Royal Veterinary College]. This is a really great group."

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we will not be doing face-to-face events or workshops for the foreseeable future. However, we are now taking bookings for virtual workshops! Please visit our contact page to get in touch with us to book a workshop!


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