Gain hands-on veterinary experience and interact with veterinarians on this 22-day expedition in South Africa AND get career training from Conservation Careers!

Join a 22 day special interest expedition focused on pre-veterinary, veterinary technician, veterinary nursing and veterinary science students. Meet and interact with veterinarians specialised in the wildlife field. Hands-on experience of game capture, wildlife relocations and disease diagnostics, rehabilitation and all other aspects of African wildlife management and care within the OneHealth framework. We do hands-on experiences, meet many specialists and don’t stay longer than four days at one place.

Included, are 6 transferable academic credits from the North-West University, South Africa.

About Our Partner

Meet your mobile classroom in Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Veterinary science!

Conservation Careers has teamed up with an organisation offering exciting hands-on, in depth educational expeditions to students and professionals in wildlife conservation and veterinary science. Anyone with a keen interest in wildlife conservation can come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience! This is an ideal way to launch your veterinary and wildlife conservation career.

If you register your interest below, we’ll put you in touch with our partner to take the booking and to plan your trip!

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Course Content

  • Wildlife identification and behaviour
  • Wildlife body condition
  • Diseases diagnostics
  • Parasites
  • Nutrition, Feed selection and Water utilisation
  • Capture drugs and surgical interventions
  • Game capture and relocation
  • Community veterinary OneHealth programs

BONUS! Kick-starter online training for Early Career Conservationists (worth £295)

Conservation CareersFeeling lost in your conservation job hunt? Want to work in conservation, but don’t know where to start? Get your career on track with the Kick-starter online training for Early Career Conservationists designed to help you understand the job market, to navigate your career options, and to get hired more quickly.

Whether you’re at university and planning your next steps, a graduate in the job hunt or working in an unrelated job but interested to switch into conservation, this course is designed to help you.

This unique online course has been designed to increase your chances of success, and is being specially organised and run by Conservation Careers.

All you need to do is register your interest in the project below, and if you choose to make a booking we’ll save a place for you on our course when you get back from your placement.

Included in the course is a year’s full-access membership of the Conservation Careers Academy, which includes access to over 10,000 jobs, 1,500 training courses, live training events and many more career-boosting options.

Dates & Cost

Dates 2021:

  • VW01 – 23 May to 13 June
  • VW02 – 13 June to 4 July
  • VW03 – 27 June to 18 July
  • VW04 – 04 to 25 July
  • VW05 – 18 July to 08 August

Cost: US$4 980 per person sharing

Expeditions include:

  • Accommodation (camping unless specified otherwise) and transportation for the duration of the program
  • Airport transfers as stated
  • Lectures and course material
  • Permits and entry fees
  • All meals
  • Group activities

Expeditions exclude:

  • Air travel to and from South Africa

Reserve your place or ask a question