Whilst conducting your Pre Vet Experience you will be accommodated at the purpose built student centre is situated in close proximity to the main reserve on one of the management properties of the conservation department. General game including zebra and kudu can be found along with buffalo on the property. The centre boasts twin rooms with ensuite shower and toilet facilities with a communal safe and storage in each room. There is also a number of communal facilities including a lecture theatre, swimming pool, canteen, storage fridge, lounge and entertainment area, television and DVD access, computer and internet access.
Three meals are provided on a daily basis. Meals will either be served at the facility itself or taken as a pre-packed serving, depending on planned or as result of unscheduled activities. Laundry services are provided once a week.
Extra Curricular Weekend Activities ( Additional cost for own account):
All inclusive experience and course: $1950
For veterinary students, Vet Nurses and Pre-Veterinary students to gain practical experience and insight in as many aspects of veterinary wildlife and conservation work as possible.
The aims of the program are:
Introduction to Darting Techniques
The various darting techniques used for game capture and immobilisation, learning to handle the various darting systems and target practice.
Introduction to Drug Preparation and Pharmacology
Learn the basics of pharmacology in the context of African wildlife,you will learn how to draw and calculate drugs for various species and circumstances.
Introduction to Injections and Drawing up IV’s
Work with the veterinary team and learn the basics of injections and drawing up IV’s, a vital part of being a wildlife Vet.
Translocation of Antelope Species
Techniques used for mass capture and translocation of antelope species.
Passive Game Capture
Practical techniques on passive game capture of various species.
Conduct post mortems with Veterinary staff for research and assessment.
Be the Vet
Here you will be required to put your skills learnt to the test as you head out on the reserve to manage the team and act as the wildlife vet to manage the procedure. E.g. advise on quantities of drugs to be used for translocation of blue wildebeest.
Any Emergency Veterinary Procedures
As required by the Veterinary team on the reserve.
Theory and Lectures for Chemical and Physical Restraint of Wild Animals:
Presentations Relating to Applying to Veterinary School
Practical preparation for EMS
29 APRIL - 11 MAY, 2019 VET ECO EXPERIENCE 1
24 JUNE - 6 JULY, 2019 VET ECO EXPERIENCE 2
8 JULY - 20 JULY, 2019 PRE VET EXPERIENCE 3
22 JULY - 3 AUG, 2019 VET ECO EXPERIENCE 4
5 AUG - 17 AUG, 2019 VET ECO EXPERIENCE 5
The programme is split into both theoretical and practical activities based around Veterinary Science, Conservation in the context of African Wildlife and Vet School applications.
The Pre Vet Eco Experience is a unique course that has been formulated specifically for students wanting to apply to Vet School. Acceptance into Vet School is very competitive and the interview process and previous work experience are important areas considered when approving applications. This experience offers your the opportunity to work along side the award winning conservation department and pioneering veterinary staff at the reserve to gain that valuable experience.
The course has been designed to give budding, potential Vet students an in depth introduction to Veterinary Science in the context of African wildlife. Not only will you learn the basics of what it takes to be a wildlife veterinarian you will also have informative and important lectures from existing UK Vet students on the application process and considerations for success.
If you are looking for hands on experience in the Wildlife Veterinary field that will contribute towards your overall application for Vet School, then look no further than our Pre Vet Eco Experience.