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Unforgettable veterinary and animal experiences in Thailand, South Africa, and Australia!

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   Summer and Winter Programs

Vet Student with Elephant

Veterinary Service in Thailand

Student veterinary programs

  • High School Students Learn from a US vet in a clinic, volunteer with elephants, and have an adventure!
  • College Students Add clinical skills to your vet school application and volunteer with elephants
  • Vet School Students Explore the veterinary profession from a new angle – elephants in the tropics!
Lek Chailert with Vet Students and Elephant

Summer Programs in Thailand

Ethical animal and adventure programs

  • Thailand 101 College students — discover service, adventure, and culture in Thailand in the city and in the wild
  • Wild Tropics Learn SCUBA and protect coral reefs on an island and explore conservation in the Northern Thai jungles
Cheetahs

Veterinary Service in South Africa

Volunteer at a cheetah breeding facility and go on safari at Kruger National Park in the African savannah. For college students.

Kangaroos

Veterinary Service in Australia

Volunteer at a conservation and wildlife sanctuary outside of Sydney with koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, and other Australian wildlife. High school and college programs available.

   Veterinary Semester Abroad

Loop Abroad Vet Students in Surgery

Designed for pre-veterinary students, this 14-week semester focuses on small, hands-on classes taught by US veterinarians (DVM) integrated in shelter, sanctuary, and clinic settings.

From vibrant city culture to misty forests and white beaches, Thailand has it all. Our courses let you soak up all of Thailand’s beauty while gaining valuable, hands-on veterinary experience with both exotic and companion animals — from dogs and cats to elephants and tropical wildlife.

Coursework

The semester includes 300 veterinary hours and 35 research hours that can be recorded on your VMCAS application.

  • Thai Culture And Language
  • Companion Animal Management
  • Veterinary Surgical Nursing
  • Veterinary Practice and Skills Practicum
  • Marine Animal Anatomy, Behavior, and Conservation and Lab
  • Elephant Medicine and Management
  • Wildlife Conservation and Care


Meet Our Alumni

"Prior to the trip I had never even been on a plane!... One of the best attributes of Loop Abroad and the amazing people involved is their ability to make you feel right at home even when you are thousands of miles away."

Enajite Igho, High School Veterinary Service

Ethel Walker School

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