The #1 wildlife veterinary course every student MUST know!!
Do you want to work hands-on with lions, cheetahs and other epic African species?
If you do, then you are in for a treat!
Top of the morning to ya my excellent friend!
Hope you are doing fine as always, and welcome to my blog, The Wildest Trail, if haven’t been here before!
The Wildest Trail is a blog for adventurous people that want a career of travel and work with amazing creatures. But I won’t bore you with the details!
You are here for lions, cheetahs, buffalo and maybe a high five!
So I’ll cut to the chase!
In this short post I would like to share two promo films with you. I’ve made them myself, and I think it is something that you MUST see!
The promo films are about a wildlife veterinary training in South Africa, and I haven’t seen anything like it up until today. That’s why I named this blog post “#1 wildlife vet course every student MUST know”.
A little while ago I wrote another blog post about an amazing organization that approached me with their dreams of designing a wildlife project for vet students. And they asked me to do it for them!
Lizette and Jeana, the owner and manager, were dreaming for a long time about creating something that would benefit a lot of students, NOT just for the happy few with bank accounts bulging with gold.
I gave it some thought, and decided I’d take up this cool opportunity.
We sat together and brainstormed for hours on end about what would be the ideal project for a vet student. I gave them my suggestions and advice, and after that Lizette and Jeana went to work!
VetZ at Wild is the result!
I am really proud to see what it has become, and I believe it is something you have to see!
So, do you want to work with lions, cheetahs, monkeys, buffalo and many other icons of the South African savannah?
Watch these two promo videos to learn more about the program!
Promo film of VetZ wildlife veterinary course - part I
Promo film of VetZ wildlife veterinary course - part II
VetZ at Wild is a wildlife veterinary course in Bloemfontein in the heart of South Africa.
Ok Jonas, cool. But tell me what to expect exactly!
You can expect work to involve game capture, rehabilitation, conservation and re-introduction, and assisting amazing veterinarians in the area. You will get a wide range of experience, from wildlife diseases, to environmental conservation, to anti-poaching and direct contact with African wildlife.
- Wildlife veterinary procedures in the field and clinic.
- Game capture and translocation.
- Disease control, testing and prevention and blood sampling.
- Medical work on sick and injured wildlife.
- Medical work on domesticated animals and livestock.
- Join the DRE, Dog Rescue Enforcement team, into the townships and BE the veterinarian.
- Top up your African experience with unique and certified add-on courses that boost your career to new heights.
Are you considering a career in wildlife veterinary medicine and animal research, and want to work in a zoo, aquarium, wildlife rehabilitation centre or similar entities?
Or do you want to experience the exhilarating field of wildlife veterinary medicine and management first hand in the bush where Simba roams? If so then I can recommend VetZ at Wild wholeheartedly to you.
Darting and translocation of several spotted hyena
Click the button to see if you qualify to enroll in the program!
Now as you know things in our imagination often look waaay better compared to real life.
I still remember I wanted to build a miniature castle with little rocks, balsa wood and clay as a kid… in my mind it looked epic, with ramparts, towers and a big ass gate, and I believed I could model the sh!t out of it! The end result turned out to be quite a buzz kill though! Let’s just say I am a better vet than a castle builder 😀
A little while later I returned to Lizette and Jeana, and I enrolled in the project as a hypothetical vet student, so I could discover flaws and see what needed improvement.
I did it for a little shorter than a week, and I was plesantly surprised what it had already become. There was still a lot of work to be done, but I could see the end result clearly in my mind! Not like that miniature castle though 😉
To give you a better idea, I wrote a review about my experience of this training. I know how hard it is to choose between different projects, and I believe it can really help you in your quest for the holy program!
Check it out!
Click here if you would like to read my review, page 6 will surprise you!!
Ok thanks for reading this blog post you magnificent creation.
Hope you liked the video and review.
I am off treating a rabbit with moist dermatitis now, it’s all wet, slimy, and necrotic. But that’s a story for another time! 😉
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