Wildlife veterinary medicine course

This intensive five-day course is designed to give you a hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine.

This course can be combined with another placement. Please note that this course is a condensed version of our longer vet externship.


You can find forthcoming dates on our application portal.


Lilongwe Wildlife Centre


Ideally studying for or holding a vet-related qualification


Under the instruction of our veterinary team, you’ll be taught through both lectures and wet labs. You’ll have a chance to learn about parasitology, haematology, primate infectious and non-infectious diseases, emergency management, rehabilitation, pharmacology, medication, suture patterns in wildlife, remote capture systems, and key conservation issues. You’ll assist with our annual health monitoring programme for primates, which includes physical exams, patient monitoring, and sample collection and analysis.


£1,000 GBP 

Price includes: accommodation, vegetarian meals, unlimited water, tea and coffee, airport transfers from Lilongwe, all work-related transport, an induction on our sanctuary and wider work, and a tour of Lilongwe city, a local SIM card and T-shirt.

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.