African Rhinos – Part 2 (Wildlife Vet Online)

(6 customer reviews)


3 hours | 8+ lessons | Intermediate | Veterinary Students | Dr Peter Rogers (BVSc) | Wildlife Vet Online series

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.

This course includes:

  • On-demand videos
  • Extra resources
  • Full access while a member
  • Certificate of completion

What you’ll learn:

  • Comprehend scenarios and research on rhino
  • Comprehend best practices of rhino management
  • Learn about tried and tested veterinary medicine

Course Topics:

  • Anti-poaching & De-horning
  • Emergency Wound Care
  • Specialised Equipment
  • Rhino Rescue & Recovery
  • Rhino Orphans

Course Outcomes:

  • 2 to 3 hours of Clinical EMS, certified by Dr Rogers
  • Optional Extra Credits
  • Certificates (not for free membership plans)
  • Additional Resources and Downloads (not for free membership plans)


  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
  • An interest in veterinary medicine would be an advantage.
  • An interest in wildlife conservation would be an advantage.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals with a passion for nature and the environment.
  • Students of veterinary medicine.
  • Professionals who want to gain knowledge about wildlife conservation / veterinary medicine.

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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 of 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 to create a practical road trip in the form of the Wildlife Vet Experience, an exclusive package just for training vets and vet nurses 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. 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 elephants, African lions, Temmick’s ground pangolin, wild dogs, and more.

About our learners:

Another fantastic course and so incredibly heartfelt – I could feel the emotion in every word. This only drives my determination to advocate for these magnificent animals in any way possible in the hopes that our children will get the opportunity to experience the majesty of a rhino. ~ Nirvana, University of Edinburgh
“I have really enjoyed the two rhino courses. They were really engaging and informative and I feel like I am now much more aware of the wider complications when it comes to looking after wild rhinos and managing their population. There is so much more to consider than I first thought, and I now understand how vital the vets’ role is in protecting this iconic and unique species.” ~ Jessica, 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

6 reviews for African Rhinos – Part 2 (Wildlife Vet Online)

  1. Madeline (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    This is the perfect continuation course from part 1. It provides an extra wealth of knowledge that builds on that which has already been learnt in part 1. Dr Peters does an amazing job at teaching all of the content and also brings along some fantastic and extremely interesting stories to go with. I would highly reccomend this course for anyone that enjoyed part 1 as it provides so much extra information.

  2. Layla (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Once again a brilliant course delivered by Dr Peter Rogers!! I had already enjoyed doing the part 1 rhino revolution, so decided to also do this part 2 – it brilliantly continues the first course with in depth information about dehorning and orphan care. The footage of Dr Rogers working in the field continues to amaze and inspire me! I don’t know about anyone else, but I find the comparison of white and black rhinos recovering from anaesthetic so interesting and hilarious – cannot wait to one day see it in real life! Thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in working with rhinos!!

  3. Nirvana (DVWCS)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    If you’ve finished Part 1 and are wondering whether you should do Part 2? The answer is, absolutely! One of my personal favourites out of all the courses available so far. In this module, you learn about dehorning, which Dr. Rogers covers in a way that’s simple to understand without losing any detail. I thought the case about wound care was particularly impressive, including loads of images and videos that kept me engaged throughout!

  4. Joanna Elizabeth (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    A great follow on from the first part of the Rhino course. Definitely filled in the other bits of essential knowledge to create a fuller picture of what to expect and need to know when working with African Rhino!

  5. Andreah (RVCZS) (verified owner)

    Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

    I loved this two-part course! I had lots of fun learning about rhino conservation and watching Dr Rogers work through wildlife veterinary technique. The modules are easy to digest with both written manuscripts and videos. Dr. Rogers goes into depth about his experiences with anti-poaching and de-horning, which really gives you insight as to how horrible the situation is in Africa. I really enjoyed this module and recommend this to those interested in conservation or wildlife medicine!

  6. Orla (LUVZS) (verified owner)

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Another fantastic module! Just the perfect amount of information and it has only made me want to work with rhinos even more. I found the section on orphan care particularly interesting. Learning about the devastating impact of poaching is upsetting but Dr Rogers and his colleagues are an inspiration and I hope to be able to do what they do one day.

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