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Wildlife Vet Experience

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ORGANIZATION: The Expedition Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested

Have you been searching online for wildlife vet opportunities to gain some in-person, practical experience? You may be restricted by the cost or quality of the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for vets-in-training that is both affordable and of high quality. It’s built around our principles of collaboration, credibility and accessibility by connecting communities and exceptional projects and experts while not sacrificing some of the fantastic food and accommodation that South Africa has to offer.

Week 1:

Focus - Shadow experienced wildlife vets

Summary - Observe/participate in clinical procedures, observe darting/capture techniques and helicopter darting (optional add-on). We aim to include the following - Assist with rehabilitation, Human-wildlife conflict, anti-poaching, and conservation techniques, Husbandry skills - handling and observation. When possible - Husbandry skills - physical exam, reproduction, and routine health care.

Week 2:

Focus - Wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife orphanage, community education and cheetah breeding

Summary - Monitoring and care of Cheetah, Wild Dogs, White Rhino, Lion, African Wild Cats, Ground Hornbills, Sable Antelope and more, feeding and assisting with or observing veterinary activities, learning about cheetah breeding, learning about hospital equipment, feeding rhinos, lions and leopard. When possible - Checks of cheetahs, Vaccination of cheetahs, Lime Sulphur treatment of cheetahs, Treatment of antelope for internal and external parasites.


Inspiring project and reserve visits

Credible wildlife vets

Practical clinical EMS and AHEMS sign-offs

24-hour support crew

Professional airport pick up and drop off

Complementing activities and conservation topics

Delicious South African food

And fantastic reserve accommodation

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About The Expedition Project


6 Tullyallen, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape 7700, ZA

Mission Statement

The EXPEDITION Project aims to connect inspiring, sustainable projects and individuals with each other and with the resources they need, and share their stories with the world.


Since 2011 we have travelled 32054km, visited 353 towns & 152 projects, with the help of 405 hospitality partners to meet and understand the challenges communities face. We then connect projects, communities, ideas and individuals with eachother, share their successes and help take them one step further with contacts, expetise and funding.

We are literally 'Driving Change'!




Sun Jul 02, 2023 - Sun Jul 16, 2023
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Various LocationsHoedspruit, South Africa



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach


  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 weeks
  • Veterinary student or graduate.

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