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Veterinary Work Experience Courses

Work experience is vital if you want to become a vet. Most universities require you to have several weeks of experience before they will consider your application, and you will be expected to gain more experience while studying. Whether you’re applying for the first time, or looking to put the cherry on top of your portfolio, our veterinary work experience courses are meticulously assembled to meet EMA criteria whilst giving you the chance to work with vets on reserve in South Africa!

Designed to educate current and pre-vet students about the best ways to treat African wildlife, our courses are hands-on and give students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a wildlife vet alongside award winning and experienced specialists in wildlife conservation and care.

If you’d like to experience one of our incredible veterinary work experience courses and learn invaluable new skills, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Veterinary Work Experience

Waterberg Wildlife & Veterinary Course

If you are a Veterinary Nurse, Vet Student or in Pre-Vet studies this course will be an ideal work experience programme.

Are you looking to gain some hands on Wildlife Veterinary Experience and whilst having the opportunity to spend your days out on a Big 5 Game Reserve. If so, our Waterberg Wildlife & Veterinary Course is the programme for you.

Situated on a 35,000 Hectare, Big 5 Game Reserve, the course allows participants to become part of the conservation team and work alongside researchers, wildlife vets and conservation professionals.


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Vet Eco Safari Experience (EMS)

If you’re looking for an experience or placement that will contribute towards and enhance your EMS for Veterinary Science, this program in South Africa is for you. Working alongside wildlife vets, you will study both the practical and theoretical elements of wildlife veterinary medicine and conservation in Africa.

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“Pre” Vet Eco Experience

For those students who are sure that veterinary medicine is what they want to study, we offer a unique course at Welgevonden Game Reserve.  The Pre Vet Programme  offers students the opportunity to work alongside Welgevonden’s pioneering veterinary staff.  The program itself is split into both theoretical and practical activities, all based around veterinary science and conservation in relation to African wildlife.

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