Veterinary Internship in South Africa

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This amazing pre-veterinary internship is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This is an opportunity for aspiring veterinary students to get a real hands-on practical experience.

The programme is divided into three main sections. The first experience is with African wildlife where you will be working on games reserves with possibly lions, rhino, antelope, zebra and much more. The second section is working with agricultural livestock which involves improving the well being of animals including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens. Your final area will be working in rural villages to help assist in domestic veterinary clinics.

You will be living in the coastal town of beautiful Chintsa but moving between various projects on reserves, farms and townships which can involve overnight stays. Food is included. This is a great conservation programme with the chance to make a genuine difference and improve the welfare of African animals.

  • Get amazing veterinary experience to help prepare you for your studies.
  • Work with a variety of animals in a variety of settings, under the careful eye of the vet and other wildlife experts.
  • Make a genuine contribution to the health and survival of some of Africa's animals.
  • Meet other likeminded participants, keen to learn and explore.
  • Get to know South Africa in your free time.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Pre Vet Internship South Africa

The staff were really supportive and interactive. Very hands on, full of practical opportunities and staff that really cared about your experience. I would really recommend this placement to anyone that is contemplating a career in vet meds or as a vet nurse. Opportunities you wouldn’t get anywhere else in my opinion and the social life of the placement is great and you get to know so many different people from across the world and also the local people are fantastic and are very helpful. If i ever have the chance i would like to go back!

What would you improve about this program?
Everything was perfect, I feel that there are no changes that need to apply
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Amazing experience and amazing people

I had such an amazing time in South Africa thanks to Oyster Worldwide. All the logistics and organization of the trip were handled so well I was able to just focus on my project and making the most of my time in South Africa. Additionally, the opportunity provided by Oyster to shadow a vet in that setting was one of a kind and one of the best experiences of my life. On top of all that I met some amazing people and forged friendships with people that I still keep in touch with. None of this would have been possible if not for Oyster Worldwide!

What would you improve about this program?
It was perfect!
Response from Oyster Worldwide

Hi Maya,
Thank you so much for your kind words, so pleased your found this program fun and educational! :)