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Group Size: Avg. 10.
Trip code: SAPV
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Do you want to get hands-on experience working with animal and wildlife care? This pre-veterinary animal programme offers you a unique opportunity to work with animal welfare in stunning South Africa. Get hands-on and help with wildlife in game reserves, look after livestock on local farms and assist with domestic animal welfare in rural villages in the beautiful coastal location of Chintsa, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
This animal welfare programme offers participants a unique opportunity to gets hands-on helping out with animal care in stunning South Africa. If you are looking for practical experience working with animals and are keen to learn about veterinary care or animal welfare then this is the perfect project for you!
Divided into three main areas of learning, this programme gives you hands-on practical experience working with local South African wildlife at game reserves, agricultural livestock at farms and domestic animals in rural villages.
1. Working with South African Wildlife
You can expect to spend around a third of your time in South Africa working with wildlife in game reserves. Learning through both lectures and also practical hands-on experience, you will gain an insight into the following areas of animal welfare and care:
2. Working with Agricultural Livestock
You will visit a range of local livestock farms and gain hands-on experience working towards livestock wellbeing. You can expect to learn about the following areas through both lectures and practical experience:
3. Working with Domestic Animals
Many South African domestic animals are classified as at risk and vulnerable, and can suffer difficult living conditions. Help out with the practical care of domesticated animals in rural villages, townships settlements and in the newly established Community Veterinary Clinic in Chintsa and make a valuable contribution to animal welfare in this rural area of South Africa. You will be assisting in the following duties:
The projects are located in and around Chintsa, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This gorgeous coastal location boasts a 15km beautiful beach, surrounded by natural forest and is the ideal chilled getaway spot in South Africa. Your evenings and weekends will be free to relax and explore this stunning area, try adventure activities or go on excursions further afield. Local optional activities include:
Please note: All extra activities will be at your own cost.
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