Vet Encounters

Family Teddy Bear Clinic


Fee: $175 non-members | $157.50 FOSZ members
Length of Encounter: 1.5 hours

Booking Restrictions: Saturday & Sunday Only
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to Sunset Zoo for an experience like no other.  You will meet up with your “vet tech” a the Zoo's Ticket Booth to be led behind the scenes to the vet clinic where you’ll select what’s ailing your stuffed animal.  Our very own vet student will then walk you and your stuffed animal through a battery of tests to determine the appropriate treatment needed to have a happy and healthy stuffed animal pet.  Everyone will receive their own souvenir stethoscope to use during the experience and to take home for continual monitoring of your stuffed animal’s health!

The Zoo Vet Experience


Fee: $175 non-members | $157.50 FOSZ members
Length of Encounter: 1.5 hours

Booking Restrictions: Ages 8 & Up; Saturday & Sunday Only
Learn first-hand what a zoo vet does to support the health of the animals at Sunset Zoo from a current KSU Vet Student.  This unique experience begins with you participating in a wellness exam on one of our Ambassador Animals in the Zoo’s vet clinic, and in includes other opportunities to practice vet procedures, like reading X-Rays and suturing wounds.  You'll also learn about Sunset Zoo's extensive preventative care program for its animals.  All this, plus the chance to learn what it takes to become a vet in great detail from someone currently involved in that process.

Booking Information


Behind the Scenes Encounters are designed for small groups of up to 6 people. Minimum two weeks advance notice required.  For more information or to book your Encounter, contact Tammy Jones by email or call 785-587-2737