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 Centre, Amakhala 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.
- Animal Behaviour
- Animal Identification and Tracking Techniques
- Antibiotics and Supportive Medication
- Capture Equipment and Methods
- Conservation and Wildlife Education in the Community
- Game Reserve Management
- Modern Conservation
- Orphan Rearing
- 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