NAROOMA youngster Daniel Lawson has cracked a first-up “dream job” at the beginning of what he plans to be a long veterinary career – work placement at Mogo Zoo.
Daniel, is now in his first year of veterinary science at Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga.
As part of his six-year course he has to complete work placement positions in a wide variety of fields, such as beef, dairy, sheep, horses and pigs.
There is also a section which comes under “other” which covers a week work placement in the student’s chosen interest. Daniel’s first choice was Mogo Zoo, so he was incredibly lucky to be accepted by the zoo for the placement.
He was able to have valuable hands on experience with many of the animals at the zoo, working in a different section each day. He also helped cut up four cows for the lions and tigers. It is his ambition to do some work placement over in South Africa in his fourth year of studies.
Daniel would like to thank Sally, Sam and the dedicated Zoo keepers for this wonderful opportunity.