"One of the most incredible adventures I've ever been on. It's a must do for those passionate about conservation, veterinary or an overall passion for wildlife." Max, June/July 2023
"Two of the best weeks of my life !" Layla, June 2023
One of Africa’s finest private game reserves, Shamwari is home to the coveted Big 5 and a wide range of other iconic African species. What better location to learn veterinary related wildlife, reserve and conservation management during this 2 week specialist program, working alongside world renowned African wildlife veterinarian, Dr Johan Joubert and his award winning wildlife conservation and veterinary team.
3 groups are offered around June each year, offering participants a combination of veterinary and conservation activities, with a maximum of 10 each time for a more focussed experience. Suitable for vets, vet nurses, vet techs, pre-vet and students studying vet science, vet nursing and other related disciplines such as animal sciences and animal management.
The specialist support team offers participants a balanced learning and upskilling experience, with a keen focus on hands-on participation through practical tasks as well as through observation. Lectures and interactive talks are presented and hosted by members of the Veterinary, Conservation and Anti-Poaching teams.
Combine your 2 weeks veterinary program with a week or more of general wildlife volunteering on the reserve, either before or afterwards.
Lectures & group discussions