Wildlife veterinary medicine course

This intensive seven-day course is designed to give you a hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine. Vet students can count this towards their EMS (Extra Mural Studies).

This course can be combined with another placement.



8-15 June 2021 – FULL. Waiting list enquiries only. 

3-10 August 2021 – FULL. Waiting list enquiries only.

17-24 August 2021 – FULL. Waiting list enquiries only.


Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Kuti Wildlife Reserve


Ideally studying for or holding a vet related qualification


Under the instruction of Malawi’s leading wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Amanda Salb, you will be taught through both lectures and wet labs. You’ll also help out with the annual health monitoring programme which includes physical exams, patient monitoring, and sample collection and analysis.

DAY 1: Arrival, sanctuary orientation and introductions.

DAY 2: Lectures & wet labs in parasitology, haematology & observations in primate infectious & non-infectious diseases, emergency management.

DAY 3: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in avian exams & procedures.

DAY 4: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in avian small mammal rehabilitation, pharmacology and medication.

DAY 5: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in suture patterns in wildlife.

DAY 6: Lecture and practical lab in remote capture systems. Travel to Wildlife Reserve. Game drive.

DAY 7: Conservation roundtable discussion and game drive. Return to Lilongwe.

DAY 8: Summary and departure. 



£1000 GBP 

Accommodation and vegetarian meals as well as unlimited water, tea and coffee are all included in this price. As are airport transfers from Lilongwe. All work-related transport, an orientation on the charity and our sanctuary and a supply tour of Lilongwe, as well as a local sim card and T-shirt are also included.

All other expenses will be your responsibility. This includes: flights, visas, vaccinations, a TB scan, and any excursions, souvenirs, nights outs, snacks and other personal expenses you might have.