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.


To express interest in a 2022 vet course please email placements@lilongwewildlife.org.


Lilongwe Wildlife Centre


Ideally studying for or holding a vet related qualification


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. 



£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.