• July 31st-August 7th 2018
  • June 4th-10th 2019
  • 30th July–5th August 2019


Amanda Salb

Malawi’s leading wildlife veterinarian Dr Amanda Salb

This intensive 7-day experience is designed especially to give you a hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine. Based at one of Africa’s top rehabilitation facilities 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 be helping out with the annual health monitoring programme, which includes physical exams, patient monitoring, and sample collection and analysis. Space in each course is limited to just 6-8 participants to allow for individual instruction and maximal participation. Vet students please note that this course can count towards EMS (Extra Mural Studies).


DAY 1: Arrival, sanctuary orientation and introductions.
DAY 2: Lectures & wet labs in parasitology, hematology & 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 techniques.
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 round table discussion and game drive. Return to Lilongwe, farewell supper.
DAY 9: Summary and departure.


Those looking for an intensive introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine at one of Africa’s top rehabilitation facilities. 


£1000.  Opportunity to extend your stay with LWT, before or after the course, with a volunteer placement or veterinary externship.  We advise you book sooner rather than later as space is limited!

Interested in applying? If you would like more information, please contact us at lilongwewildlife@gmail.com

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