Pangolins (Wildlife Vet Online)

(7 customer reviews)

£59.99

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
  • Anti-poaching
  • Community Education
  • Drugs and Treatments
  • Specialised Equipment
  • Rescue and Recovery
  • Feeding and Care
  • Release in the Wild
  • Contributions by Julia Rugheimer, Leno Sierra and the Zululand Conservation Trust

Course Outcomes:

  • 3 to 4 hours of Clinical EMS, certified by Dr Rogers
  • Optional Extra Credits
  • Certificates (members only)
  • Additional Resources and Downloads (members only)

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Description

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 elephants, African lions, rhinos, wild dogs and more.

About our learners:

“I hadn’t realised how difficult pangolin conservation and medicine is until completing this course! Dr Rogers works tirelessly to ensure that every pangolin which comes into his care is looked after and the fact that he has been able to share his wisdom and the things he has learnt with us as budding vet conservationists is really amazing. So much that I didn’t know which I can now take forward with me into the future which will make me a better wildlife vet.” ~ Joanna, 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

7 reviews for Pangolins (Wildlife Vet Online)

  1. Yashaswini (RVCZS)

    Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

    my favorite module of the bunch! such a privelege to be able to hear Dr. Rogers talk about pangolin medicine, especially considering it is essentially a new and evolving field and very few people have knowledge about pangolins the way he does. Really wonderful to see his process of scientific discovery and get his insight on the challenging landscape that is pangolin conservation.

  2. Nirvana (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Pangolins are fascinating, more than I could’ve ever realised before this course. Although they might not hit the front pages like rhinos or elephants, huge numbers of pangolins suffer every day at the hands of wildlife traffickers. Realising how little is actually known about pangolins has made me appreciate how sometimes “trial and error” is an inevitable part of working with such a unique species and how it’s important to reflect on those experiences to better care for our patients. Another outstanding course – thank you Dr. Rogers!

  3. Katrina (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    This course introduced an amazing species and clearly outlines the risks to its conservation. Dr. Peter Rogers brings in a lot of valuable information about their care and physical assessment and you can see how these practices have come about from trial and error approaches with pangolins and other wildlife. Probably my favourite wildlife vet module so far but I can’t wait to embark on more courses with Dr. Rogers

  4. Joanna Elizabeth (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    A brilliant course which linked the conservation issues surrounding pangolins and their trafficking as well as outlining the veterinary side of their care. Again Dr Peters and The Expedition Project have created a to-the-point and easy to follow course which allows veterinary students from any background to enhance their learning and grow their love and passion for wildlife alongside understanding and gaining knowledge of both the veterinary and conservation challenges faced by the people who work with these amazing animals.

  5. Edsel (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    RDSVS, Edinburgh, Scotland

    It can’t be stressed enough that pangolins are easily stressed – this course wonderfully and helpfully combines the harsh reality of trafficking and the subsequent conditions of which such pangolins are presented in, with therefore the considerations from a veterinary standpoint, not forgetting the importance of education. A new feature I discovered here, being the second course I completed with the Wildlife Vet Online series, is the availability of a worksheet for me to work through a clinical case in. Doesn’t sound very appealing at first, but given the current circumstances the pandemic wrought, working through it felt as if I was there, learning and applying my current veterinary knowledge to an exotic and beloved patient.

  6. Andreah (RVCZS) (verified owner)

    Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom

    Such a wonderful introduction to pangolin conservation. The course gives you a great mix of the wildlife perspective, Dr. Rogers vast experience, and lots of educational material. The course is broken down into topics making that it is easy to understand and learn. Once the course is purchased you own it, meaning you have the opportunity to go back and revise or reference the material! I loved this course and am looking forward to completing more courses with the Expedition Project!

  7. Madeline (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Pangolins are such a rare species and it isn’t often you can hear from someone with this much knowledge around them. This course is an incredible opportunity to learn about a species which you may normally never hear about. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Dr Peter Rogers talk about all his tips and tricks on the best ways to treat pangolins and how to approach medical problems of such an unknown species.

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