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African Wildlife Veterinarian Course
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African Wildlife Veterinarian Course

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Shamwari vet eco experience

The Shamwari Vet Eco Experience will be one of the most memorable trips of my life! The program is mainly for students who are in vet school or looking to go to vet school but as a wildlife rehabilitator seeking experience working with larger animals, it was just as beneficial. I was able to learn hands on, side by side with a wildlife vet, working with large wild animals such as buffalo, impala, and elephants. We learned about capture techniques, about wildlife diseases, transporting of large wildlife, as well as long term care for large wildlife for rehabilitation if needed. We also learned about some of the issues a wildlife reserve faces in South Africa plus we had a day assisting a nearby impoverished community with the health of their pets. All in all it was a great experience and I definitely recommend it to those seeking to become a wildlife veterinarian.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Incredible experience

Had a wonder wonderful experience at the Shamwari Preserve. learned a lot about wildlife conservation and how South African conservation differs from the U.S. Also had a chance to meet people from outside the US and really enjoy our differences.