"This experience was the most amazing and powerful moments of my life"
Marine, France, Wild Spirit Vet Student
Wildlife Veterinary Course -Internship. South Africa
Wild Spirit brings you a 12-day program designed to give veterinarians knowledge and hands-on experience in wildlife veterinary work in South Africa. Experts lead this course in the field and cover topics that will give you a diverse understanding of wildlife veterinary medicine and the challenges faced by conservationists in Africa. The knowledge gained will enable participants to contribute to protecting endangered wildlife on a global scale.
Our Wildlife experience takes place in several nature/game reserves and rescue centers throughout South Africa.
Be part of the protection of wildlife from the field and globally.
Vets, Students and Nurses
Designed by renowned wildlife veterinarians for international vets, students & nurses.
Beyond volunteering but hands-on vet training and wildlife conservation work.
Wildlife Scientific Expedition Gabon
This is a 10-day scientific-conservation expedition in Gabon with gorillas, elephants and turtles. The program is designed to give veterinarians & natural science professionals the knowledge and experience from a Wildlife Conservation Medicine perspective.
Scientists and local experts lead this One Health program in the field. It covers topics that will give you a diverse understanding of the health and conservation threats of west low land gorillas, forest elephants, and turtles in their natural habitat. The knowledge gained will enable participants to develop practical scientific studies and gain experience that will contribute to protecting endangered wildlife and global health.
2023 Applications: OPEN
Meet forest elephants, lowland gorillas & turtles in their natural habitat in Gabon.
A scientific – conservation expedition focused on wildlife health and conservation of local endangered species.
Led by experts
Led by wildlife veterinarians, scientists and local guides. Learn first hand from the experts.
Adventurous, scientist and conservationist
For adventurous, fearless and conservationist vets & natural science professionals.
Ebony. USA. 2021
Participating in the Wild Spirit wildlife course is easily one of the best things I’ve done. Everything from the people, animals, game drives and the knowledge gained made it worthwhile! I would definitely encourage others on this path to take part in this course.
Agnieszka. Poland. 2021
I spent the 2 most amazing weeks of my life with inspiring and professional people. I gained a great amount of knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine. I also brought back a lot of memories and a desire to protect wildlife.
Alejandro. Spain. 2021
Being in South Africa doing the Wild Spirit course was by far the best thing i’ve done in my whole life. Learning from those three brilliant doctors, visiting different places and ecosystems. An unique experience. Watching, treating, touching and feeling wild animals, it will totally beat your expectations
Julia. Canada. 2021
The wild spirit vet course went above and beyond in every aspect. We were taught by exceptional vets, engaged in hands-on experience, and stayed in beautiful and unique places. For example, there are not many places where you can wake up to rhinos on your doorstep. For these reasons the wild spirit course had an impact on my life that I will remember forever.”
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Together we are making the change
Wild Spirit has taken a step forward with Wild Spirit Foundation. Wild Spirit Fund in collaboration with a network of wildlife professionals and scientists, identify and put in place the required infrastructure, develop capacity building and support meaningful research to ensure the protection of Nature, and by doing that warranty the health of wildlife and humankind. We adapt our model to every country needs.
Hammanskraal, 0400, Gauteng Province | South Africa