Oyster Worldwide – Pre-Veterinary Internship in South Africa

    Oyster Worldwide – Pre-Veterinary Internship in South Africa


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: South Africa
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Program Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Quarter, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Cabins, Dorm, Homestay, Other
    • Financial Aid: Not Available
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    Live the life of a mobile vet on this veterinary internship in South Africa. On the move between game reserves, farms and veterinary clinics, gain a valuable insight into veterinary work abroad in a developing country.


    The pre-vet internship is highly practical, immersing you in the life of a mobile vet and offering some unrivalled veterinary experience abroad. The project is divided into four main sections, which you will alternate between throughout your stay:

       • Veterinary experience with African wildlife: working in game reserves with animals such as rhino, buffalo, lions, antelope and zebra, amongst others.

       • Veterinary work with agricultural livestock: assisting on livestock farms to improve the well-being of animals in commercial farming such as beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, pigs and chickens.

       • Animal care work in the domestic setting: visiting rural villages, township settlements and a veterinary clinic to work with local dogs and cats.

        • Helping out at a veterinary clinic: observing the work of the resident vet and assisting as required.

    What previous veterinary experience do I need?

    • This wildlife veterinary internship Africa requires that interns are working towards their university studies as a minimum. Many people use this internship to gain experience for university applications

    • Many participants are in their first year of veterinary studies

    • All participants must at least have some work experience with animals

    • A separate veterinary internship course is run for students who are already, or who will be, in their second and third year of veterinary studies at the time of departure.