LWT runs Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary and is also mandated to provide the Government’s nationwide veterinary cover through the Wildlife Emergency Response Unit. Programme head, Dr Amanda Salb, is the only in-country veterinarian licensed for game capture and she is supported by two internationally qualified vets, meaning externs are joining a knowledgeable and experienced team.
DURATION: 2-12 weeks
LOCATION: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Kuti Wildlife Reserve
QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: Most suited to vet students. Please submit any course requirements with your application so we can plan your placement appropriately. Qualified vets and vet nurses are also welcome.
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
Externs will always be expected to prioritise the demands of the veterinary department at the Wildlife Centre (note only staff can attend WERU callouts due to health and safety) which ranges from incoming exams and emergency
operations through to health checks and routine diagnostics. Depending on the staff available, a number of other theoretical and practical trainings can be made available. Clinical sanctuary work is understandably variable in comparison to a domestic animal clinic and so the programme is perfect for those looking to gain a broad, real-world experience that spans other aspects of rehabilitation.
Clinical Projects in One Health
Splitting your time between the sanctuary and the field, you can learn new techniques and contribute to an important body of clinical research. The current project phase involves wildlife health surveillance and veterinary outreach in the villages surrounding the Kuti Wildlife Reserve. For more information click here.
Please note that participation in the CPOH programme is dependent on availability. Please state your interest in this programme at the time of booking so that we can do our best to guarantee you a place at Kuti Wildlife Reserve during the Vet Externship.