Vet for a Day
Location: The Houston Zoo in TX
What it Entails: Some 6,000 animals reside at the Houston Zoo, and the facility’s four full-time veterinarians are on hand to make sure every winged, gilled, two-, and four-legged creature stays healthy. Participants shadow a vet as she makes her morning rounds, which sometimes include surgical procedures.
The Details: Reservations required 21 days in advance; $350 for two participants ages 16 and up; houstonzoo.org or 713/533-6500