African Elephants – Part 1 (Wildlife Vet Online)

(5 customer reviews)


This mini course, presented by Dr Peter Rogers (BVSc), is part of our Wildlife Vet Online series. It is ideal for students of veterinary science and other biosciences like ecology, zoology and wildlife conservation.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to the Species
  • Immobilization
  • Anaesthetics
  • Initial Treatments
  • Treatment Problems
  • Transportation

Course Outcomes:

  • 2 to 3 hours of Clinical EMS, certified by Dr Rogers
  • Optional Extra Credits
  • Certificates (members only)
  • Additional Resources and Downloads (members only)

Discounted with student membership.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing Student Membership!


We help vet students get EMS credits without travelling, by presenting self-paced online courses in collaboration with wildlife veterinarians, ecologists and game reserves in South Africa.

About your Teacher:

With over 30 years’ experience, Dr Peter Rogers is considered one of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in the world. He specializes in the capture and veterinary care of some of South Africa’s most endangered species, including the southern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, African lion, Temminck’s ground pangolin and many other species. Read more about his work here.

About Wildlife Vet Online:

These courses are designed to be online versions of selected wildlife medicine experiences available in South Africa. We’ve collaborated with projects that offer direct encounters, such as Hoedspruit Endangered Species CentreAmakhala Game Reserve and Zululand Rhino Orphanage. We’ve also partnered with projects that offer “hands-off” conservation support experiences, like Kariega Conservation and Sibuya Wilderness Experience. In this way, we’re able to provide both practical and theoretical instruction, covering veterinary treatment as well as sanctuary management and wildlife conservation.

Topics include:
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Identification and Tracking Techniques
  • Anti-Poaching
  • Antibiotics and Supportive Medication
  • Capture Equipment and Methods
  • Conservation and Wildlife Education in the Community
  • Game Reserve Management
  • Modern Conservation
  • Orphan Rearing
  • Parasites
  • Ranger and Vet Stories
  • Rhino Dehorning, poaching etc.
  • Safety Practices
  • Sanctuaries, Rehabilitation and Rescue Centres
  • Tranquilizers, Sedatives and Opioids
  • Wildlife and Field Management

Other mini-courses in this category delve into the care and protection of cheetahs, African lions, Temmick’s ground pangolin, rhinos, wild dogs and more.

About our learners:

“The course is so impressive and Dr Rogers’ videos are fantastic. Really good content with clear explanations. It’s a fantastic resource for those wanting to do wildlife medicine – it feels really valuable from a veterinary aspect.” ~ Nirvana, University of Edinburgh
“I want a pursue a career as a wildlife vet so feel that this course has been invaluable. I absolutely loved it!” ~ Chloe, Royal Veterinary College, London

5 reviews for African Elephants – Part 1 (Wildlife Vet Online)

  1. Joanna Elizabeth (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    What a great course, the information is presented in a clear, logical and easy to follow manner. Not too much clutter and just the right amount of explanation! Really excited to see what is to come in the other modules.

  2. Edsel (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Take up tranquilizer gun, shoot elephant, work on it, then leave it be. Or at least, that’s how I initially thought it to be. Who knew how different they can be from rhinos in terms of anaesthesia, and who knew their ears can be so practically helpful! Looking forward indeed to the second part of this elephant course!

  3. Jade (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    A truly helpful and informative clinical-based course, perfect for veterinary students or veterinarians to gain an invaluable insight into the species differences involved when working African Elephants! Can’t recommend enough!

  4. Sierra (RVCZS) (verified owner)

    Royal Veterinary College, London, England

    I loved this course! I had so much fun learning alongside Dr Rogers while he worked through wildlife veterinary technique regarding elephants. The modules are easy to digest and encourage active learning! I would highly recommend to anyone interested in conservation or wildlife medicine!

  5. Madeline (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    An amazing, informative and interesting course. All information given is clear and concise and the quizes really help to consolidate your knowledge. Looking forward to part 2!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…

Journey to drive change
Certified Social Enterprise