Special Veterinary Wildlife Experience

The regular direct nightly rate for these 5 nights will be N$1,604 and can be combined with any other wildlife/research programs –a minimum of 14 nights overall stay  is still required but the off day transfer fee will be waived.

If you have already signed up to come see us over that period and are interested, you can upgrade, however, we do have some requirements for applicants:

Applicants must meet the requirements below:
1. Be a qualified veterinarian or veterinary nurse
2. Be actively studying to be a veterinarian or veterinary nurse.
3. Be working in the natural science/zoology fields or similar where they will benefit from completing the vet experience. In this case a motivational letter, explaining what they hope to gain from the experience must also be provided by the applicant.
4. If you do not meet these requirements you must send us a motivational letter stating why you think you will benefit from attending AS WELL AS a short CV of your work experience.

Planned Schedule
Please note: Itinerary is not set in stone, changes are possible,
depending on veterinary care required by animals or emergencies
Mon 26 Aug 2019 8:00-13:00 Introduction + Monitoring Presentation (KH + LH) 
    Dart Gun + Safety Lecture (KH)
  13:00-15:00 Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Dart gun Practical (KH + LH)
    Primate Anaesthesia Presentation
Tues 27 Aug 2019 8:00-13:00 Baboon Immobilisation + Sterilisation Attempt (KH + LH)
    Phys + Pharms Presentations + case studies
  13:00-15:00 Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Cont. lectures of am if not completed.
    Cheetah immobilisation presentation + discussion
Wed 28 Aug 2019 8:00-13:00 Cheetah Annual Health Checks: Athena, Kovo
  13:00-15:00 Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Introductory Lab Session + Sample Processing (FF/BS/FIV/FeLV etc)
    Caracal/small felids presentation
Thurs 29 Aug 2019 8:00-13:00 Caracal health check
    Lab Session – sample processing 
  13:00-15:00 Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Lectures – Basic wildlife capture techniques, applied pharms, 
Fri 30 Aug 2019 8:00-13:00 Collaring, Telemetry + Tracking Presentation & Demo (LH) 
  13:00-15:00 Lunch
  15:00-17:00 Game Drive + Tracking on Reserve