If you are looking for a hands-on Africa vet experience that is endorsed by universities internationally, you can join for a wildlife veterinary experience with our Vets Go Wild team led by Dr William Fowlds, a world renowned South African vet. Vets Go Wild includes game capture, translocation of game, the reintroduction of species into conservancies, diagnosis and treatment of disease, animal husbandry at the Born Free Rescue and Education Centre, predator monitoring and much more.
Our 12 or 16-day Vets Go Wild modules are aimed at students undertaking veterinary and wildlife based programs at university and qualified vets/vet nurses. The course provides training in the care of animals located on various Game Reserves in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Animals that you are likely to be working hands on with include Rhino, African Buffalo, Big Cats, Cheetah, Giraffe and more.
- 1. Dr William Fowlds' vet team is with the group for all activities, so a vet is always the primary facilitator
- 2. You receive a thorough introduction to the wildlife species of South Africa that you could potentially work on. Understanding the species and their behavioral traits is naturally critically important during game capture operations.
- 3. Much responsibility and decision-making transferred onto the students, real life situations!
- 4. The 16-day course includes a marine animal care component, and a visit to the Addo Elephant National Park, and helicopter exercise.
- 5. Option to apply for a practical volunteer placement with Dr Fowlds is open exclusively to Vets Go Wild participants.