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Experience the magic of Costa Rica while helping its feathered, furry and scaly residents. Volunteers stay on-site and spend most of their session in the animal hospital caring for sick and juvenile animals with the full-time vet, but also have an opportunity to assist with husbandry tasks for a wide variety of exotic species in the center.

Vet Experience volunteers help small animals in disadvantaged communities, large animals in production and community outreach settings, and wildlife through game capture, reptile handling, and zoo projects. Volunteers can expect to explore different aspects of veterinary medicine, add a unique experience to their resume, help animals in need, and have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in South Africa!

This internship was designed for students who have completed at least 1 year of a veterinary course. The internship structure is an equal mix of small animal, large animal, and wildlife aspects, as in the Vet Experience program, however, the Vet Student Internship has more advanced skills and procedures, a smaller group size, and a full-time, highly qualified mixed-practice South African vet.

Game Capture volunteers assist an experienced South African wildlife vet and their professional game capture team with wildlife relocations throughout the Eastern Cape. During this session, volunteers are involved in every aspect of the capture from planning to immobilization, then transport and release. Training includes providing treatments as needed, monitoring vitals, and physically transporting a wide variety of species.

This program involves 2 weeks of small and large animal experience at the Lilongwe SPCA and 1 week of helping the small farming community of Monkey Bay. Build your clinical confidence at the LSPCA and then put it into practice in a community with no access to veterinary care.