20+ hours of video lessons about Australian wildlife medicine
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Australia Wildlife Handling, Conservation, and Care course will give you the opportunity to learn from veterinarians from across the world about the unique challenges of rescuing, diagnosing, treating, rehabilitating, and conserving Australian wildlife.
This course includes 20+ hours of lectures and pre-recorded clinic shadowing sessions.
To earn a Certificate of Completion, you will need to complete all the online quizzes with a passing grade to demonstrate your understanding of the course topics.
You can also earn 1.5 university credits through our US university partner by completing all the quizzes and a virtually proctored final exam.
This program is designed for university-aged students who are interested in working professionally with animals.
All undergraduate, pre-veterinary, and veterinary students are welcome. Individuals of any nationality may apply. All lessons are in English.
Dr Chloe Buiting (@jungle_doctor) – Dr Buiting is an Australian veterinarian passionate about wildlife conservation who shares her adventures on Instagram and recently published The Jungle Doctor: The Adventures of an International Wildlife Vet. She lives on Kangaroo Island in South Australia and treated hundreds of wildlife burn victims after the recent Australian bushfires. Dr Buiting will be teaching lessons about:
Dr Bree Talbot – Dr Talbot works for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital in New South Wales, Australis. This clinic is a brand new, state-of-the-art wildlife clinic in a semi truck! It is equipped with everything Dr Talbot and her team need to help rescued wildlife brought in daily by the public and their network of wildlife carers. From tree frogs to possums to sea snakes, her team is ready to help.
Dr Hezy Anholt – Dr Anholt recently starred in Nat Geo WILD’s Jungle Animal Rescue. She has worked as a veterinarian in Malawi, India, and Canada. She has most recently been conducting research on zebra, sable, impala, waterbuck, warthog, bushpig, and other wildlife and will be teaching you the principles of capture, restraint, anesthesia, and conservation of wild animals.
Guest Lecturers – Many lectures are delivered by zoo veterinarians who regularly teach Loop Abroad student groups at the Wildlife Walkabout Park as part of the Australia Veterinary Service program.
Part of your tuition will go towards supporting our partner organizations. Your help is especially valuable in a time where decreased tourism has left many sanctuaries without their primary source of financial support.
Since COVID-19 has disrupted many students’ travel and educational plans, we are heavily discounting tuition to help students meet their goals.
There are no additional readings, technology subscriptions, or course materials you have to purchase to participate in this internship.
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