This course is intended to give Veterinary students the opportunity to gain some technical knowledge involved in wildlife veterinary practice in South Africa and the immobilisation of wildlife, and uses theory and practical to achieve this aim. Students will receive lectures on a wide variety of topics, and will also be given practical demonstrations and opportunities to practice certain skills.
While the topics are intended to be very practical, this course will not turn a Veterinary student into a “Wildlife Vet”, and this is not the intention.
The knowledge and experience gained during this course should highlight some of the issues facing Wildlife Vets and Conservation in Southern Africa, and the knowledge needed to successfully work in this industry. However, this knowledge and the broad basics will naturally serve as a sound base for future wildlife work anywhere in the world.
The course allows for some leisure activities and game viewing, making this a complete African experience!