"10/10 The entire experience was hands on from beginning to end, I honestly can’t recommend this program enough !” Nikita
“10/10 I felt like I learnt more within the 3 weeks about veterinary nursing than I have in the last year I've been studying.” Ash
This special Wildlife Veterinary Experience program is specifically designed for students or professionals in the fields of veterinary, vet nursing or animal sciences wishing to gain more insight into the world of veterinary care at an African wildlife sanctuary. Offered 4 times per year, the program is capped at 10 participants per intake to ensure all members of the group have plenty of practical opportunities.
You can expect to be trained for and participate in the capture and anaesthesia of a variety of resident animals for health check purposes, and other veterinary activities which may arise. Previous groups have been involved in lion health-checks, de-horning of rhino, baboon castrations, meerkat surgery, relocations of cheetah, immobilisation of elephant +++.
Choose between two fantastic itineraries - the February and September intakes are all veterinary-focussed activities whereas the June and November itineraries include a broad cross-section of veterinary, wildlife rehab, sightseeing and cultural activities.
Extend your stay by combining your 2 weeks veterinary program with a week or more of general wildlife volunteering at the sanctuary and/or time spent at one of the remote wildlife research projects. Refer to the African Wildlife Sanctuary and Research Weeks info packs for details of these add-on options.
Participants can expect to be trained for wildlife capture, anaesthesia and health checks: