This intensive 7-day course is designed especially to give you a hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine. Vet students can count this course towards EMS (Extra Mural Studies) and can combine with another placement.

DATES: 6-10 June 2019, 30 July-5 August 2019, 9-16 June 2020, 4-11 August 2020

LOCATION: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED: 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. Field trip, game drive.

DAY 7: Conservation round table discussion and game drive. Return to Lilongwe, farewell supper.

DAY 8: Summary and departure.