Wildlife Vet Experience

(4 customer reviews)


2 Week Experience | All Inclusive | Excl. Flights & Processing Fee | Selected Dates | Ideal for Veterinary Students | Additional Travel Support

Ideal for 3rd year+ vet students 

If you’ve been searching online for wildlife vet opportunities to gain some in-person, practical experience, you may be restricted by the cost or quality of the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for vets-in-training 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 on some of the fantastic food and accommodation that South Africa has to offer. Read more here.

Your experience includes

Inspiring project and reserve visits

Credible wildlife vets

Practical clinical EMS and AHEMS sign-offs

24 hour support crew

Professional airport pick up and drop off

Complementing activities and conservation topics

Delicious South African food

And fantastic reserve accommodation

How to apply

  1. Express your interest here.
  2. Once your initial registration has been approved you will be invited to set up an interview here.
  3. A deposit request to secure your spot will be sent to you.


Selecting only 8 student per two-weeks, the Wildlife Vet Experience will bring Wildlife Vet Online course to life with a tour of projects, reserves plus wildlife vet shadowing. The experience includes the following highlights…

Clinical EMS:

Observe / participate in clinical procedures

Observe darting / capture techniques

Helicopter darting (optional add-on)

Husbandry skills:

Wildlife handling

Wildlife observation

Wildlife physical exam

Wildlife and / or captive routine health care

Wildlife conservation:

Assist with wildlife rehabilitation

Human-wildlife conflict, anti-poaching, and conservation techniques

Conservation in the community:

Wildlife education

Environmental conservation

Find out more here.

4 reviews for Wildlife Vet Experience

  1. Izzie (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Such an amazing opportunity and the application process couldn’t have been easier or more reassuring! All questions or queries are responded to very quickly and the team is super friendly and helpful in walking you through each detail involved in arranging your trip. If you are thinking of applying, definitely just go for it and you will not regret it.

  2. Emily (DVWCS)

    Edinburgh , Scotland

    The whole process of getting a spot was easy and straightforward. I’m really looking forward to the trip, I know I’ll be with knowledgeable people the whole time and learn a great deal. It will be a great experience for an aspiring wildlife vet.

  3. Brett (DVWCS) (verified owner)

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    All the information regarding the trip is given to you on a concise and thorough manner and they are more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have! The entire process has been very straightforward and easy to complete. I can’t wait to fly out there and work with all these incredible people.

  4. Clare (NUVZS) (verified owner)

    Nottingham, UK

    Every part of the process with TEP has been great so far. The team are all very approachable and friendly, and care about you as an individual. I would recommend TEP to anyone. The wildlife vet experience has been thoroughly thought through and is an incredible opportunity, I can’t wait to take part!

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