Wildlife Veterinary Experience

Gaining veterinary work experience alongside a wildlife vet, giving fluids to a leopard

 

African Conservation Experience work with a number of wildlife vets in South Africa, offering volunteers on the Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience the opportunity to participate in some of the following:

  • Gain veterinary work experience
  • Assist with wildlife veterinary cases, from disease testing to darting and capture
  • Learn about drugs and treatment methods used in Africa
  • Discover conservation medicine and the impact of veterinary research and development in local African communities

The African Predator Course also offers a unique 10 day intensive study in the management of captive predator populations, including lion, cheetah and smaller predator populations. This course is tutored by wildlife veterinarians, breeders and predator specialists in South Africa.

  • Genetics and breeding strategies
  • Enclosure design, chemical immobilisation and capture
  • Parasites, diseases and vaccinations

Wildlife Veterinary Experience

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience

The Wildlife Veterinary Experience gives you the opportunity to work alongside experienced wildlife vets in South Africa, accompanying them on all wildlife cases and learning first hand and up close about this exciting work.

Shimongwe African Wildlife Vets

Shimongwe African Wildlife Vets

An inspiring opportunity to combine veterinary work with an integrated approach to predator conservation. Join a wildlife veterinarian working on a number of conservation projects, a Big 5 game reserve and within the local communities, providing a much awaited free mobile veterinary service.

A lot of the wildlife veterinary work in South Africa is related to game capture
Volunteers assisting with darting and examining lionesses