• Italy
    • Rome
    • Florence
    • Milan
    • Perugia
2 to 6 weeks

Program Details

J-Term Spring Break Summer Winter
Apartment Hotel
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
  • Minimum age 18
  • GPA above 2.5/4 (or equivalent in your grading system)


Starting Price
Price Details
The fees include almost everything, except for the flight. Fees include: housing, transportation, medical and travel insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, two group excursions, two dinners, airport pick-up, 24/7 on-site support, and all the shadowing and group activities in the program.

Part of the fees are used to support the animal rescues where you'll be shadowing 🫶
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

The fees include: housing, transportation, travel and medical insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, two group excursions, two dinners, 24/7 on-site support. Part of the fees go toward supporting the animal rescues.

What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Visa
Apr 07, 2024
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About Program

Are you passionate about animals and interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or animal sciences? Imagine having the opportunity to not only gain hands-on experience in the field, but also to do so while surrounded by the stunning natural beauty and rich culture of Italy.

The Doctors in Italy VetMed Fellowship Program offers exactly that. By shadowing veterinary professionals who specialize in various disciplines, you will have the chance to shadow veterinarians and animal caregivers at some of the most important animal rescues throughout the country.

But this program is so much more than just an educational opportunity. It's a chance to be inspired by the beauty of Italy, to immerse yourself in a new culture, and to expand your horizons both personally and professionally. It's a chance to gain a new perspective on the world and on the role that vet medicine can play in improving the lives of animals and humans alike.

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Program Highlights

  • Shadow veterinarians from different fields and career paths. Learn how their work differs depending on their career choices.
  • Spend time with animals from 20+ different species, learning about their needs and care and developing unique skills and understanding.
  • Discover the beauty of Italy through planned excursions and on your own during your free time.
  • Make lifelong friendships with peers from all over the world who share your love for animals.
  • The VetMed program Fellows will have the opportunity to interact and share experiences with their peers in the Pre-Med and Pre-Nursing programs.

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The views in Perugia are just stunning!

The Perugia program partners with three different rescues and offers the richest experience in terms of animal variety in pristine nature. At the rescues, you’ll have a chance to shadow a wildlife rescue of owls, wolves, foxes, boars, deers, bats, porcupines, and many other species you haven’t even heard of as well as a family-run farm animal rescue where you'll see animals thriving thanks to the love and care they receive.

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