Pre-Vet Internship

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Pre-Vet Internship

6 Weeks From €600

This exciting project is situated in Gansbaai – the shark cage diving capital of the world – and is about a 2 hour drive from Cape Town. The coast around Gansbaai is home to multiple marine species. There are shark sightings all year, peaking in the Southern Hemisphere in winter (May – September). Southern Right Whales including their calves return every year in July and stay around until December, when they return back to Antarctic waters. Other species including seals and penguins are resident all year and we sometimes have sightings of bottlenose, humpback and common dolphins.

Our course is designed for students interested in animals, wanting to apply to vet school, or first year vet students looking to explore or enter the professional fields of veterinary science, animal welfare and animal management. Categorized into three distinct learning areas, we provide a theoretical and hands on approach to learning as it applies to African Wildlife, agricultural livestock and domestic animals. Achieving our objectives require you to experience and interact with wildlife in a game reserve context, livestock within the farming context and domestic animals within South Africa’s rural village context, where many animals live under difficult conditions 

Details about the project

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your internship you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your internship.

Walking Tour

Walking tour of Cape Town City Centre and historic sites

24 hour assistance

24 hr local support in Cape Town

Socials

6 social/visits during your internship

Details about the project

Pre-Vet Internship Details

  • Arrival Day – Friday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Friday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport (CPT) 
  • Orientation – Friday – Saturday 
  • Internship Starts – Monday (You will be collected at your orientation accommodation and taken to the internship) 
  • Min Age: 18 
  • Minimum duration: 3 weeks

NOTE: You can also be collected at any hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the city center or Airport

Training in; 

  • Health and Safety 
  • Immobilisation and tranquillisation 
  • Game Capture 
  • Animal management 
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Community work 
  • Veterinary work 
  • Inoculations 
  • Animal welfare support

Monday

AM

Arrivals 

PM

Community Work

Tuesday

AM

Large Animal Practice

PM

Large Animal Practice

Wednesday

AM

Exotic Animal Handling

PM

Large Animal Practice

Thursday

AM

Large Animal Practice

PM

Small Animal Practice

Friday

AM

Small Animal Practicel

PM

Wild Management

Saturday

AM

Off

PM

Off

Sunday

AM

Off

PM

Off

  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 written references
  • Police clearance
  • Return flight
  • 18 or over 
  • Good state of health
  • In possession of good social and communicative skills
  • Basic English level 
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7

Activity level

9

Education level

9

Involvement level

5

Independence level

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