If you are looking for a hands-on Africa vet experience and need to fulfill a portion of your Extra Mural Study requirements, then join Vets Go Wild.
Our 12 or 16-day Vets Go Wild modules are aimed at students undertaking veterinary and wildlife based programs at university. The course provides training in the care of animals at Amakhala Game Reserve and The Addo Elephant National Park both located in the Eastern Cape, 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.