Animal Science - Pre-Veterinary Summer Program
Belize: San Ignacio
The Animal Science - Pre-Veterinary Program offers two courses: Exploring Animal Health and Diseases in Belize and Wild Life.
Exploring Animal Health and Diseases in Belize This course is designed for the pre-veterinary, veterinary, animal science or zoology student to gain working knowledge of the husbandry, and health issues confronting horses and cattle (beef and dairy) in Belize.
The course is introductory but intense with laxity intentionally built into the schedule to accommodate individual interests of the students taking the course. Classroom sessions on anatomy, physiology and pathology lay the foundation of knowledge needed to confront animal husbandry and disease issues. Additionally, veterinary care such as preventive medicine, reproductive management, medicine and surgery will be observed. Externships will provide students with hands-on experience and problem-solving skills that will assist them while developing careers related to animal health.
The Wild Life course is designed for the pre-veterinary, veterinary, animal science or zoology student to gain working knowledge of habitat, reproductive and health issues confronting zoo and wildlife animals in Belize. Classroom sessions on diversity of fauna of Belize, ecology, animal behavior, anatomy, physiology and pathology lay the foundation of knowledge needed to confront habitat, reproductive and zoonotic disease issues. Each of the off campus experiences will provide students with general knowledge of exotic animals. Additionally, veterinary care such as preventive wildlife medicine, re-productive management, zoo animal medicine and surgery will be observed.
* The only U.S. accredited program in Belize
* Well managed study abroad programs with full support services
* Lush tropical campus
* Experienced and committed faculty
* Exciting course load with an emphasis on experiential learning
* Diverse student population
* Full cultural immersion experience
* Bilingual community: opportunity to practice Spanish
* Easy access to Belize's many tourist attractions