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    Broadreach: Costa Rica Veterinary Experience

    Broadreach: Costa Rica Veterinary Experience

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Animals/Nature, Animal Rights and Rescue
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Overview

    Participate in a hands-on veterinary summer program where you'll collaborate with horses, cows, and Costa Rica's indigenous wildlife. Take an active role in supporting veterinarians during clinic work and field operations. Join a group of passionate animal enthusiasts on an extraordinary adventure that promises a lifetime of memories and experiences.

    Our Costa Rica Veterinary Experience program is a unique and immersive opportunity designed for high school students to gain confidence and hands-on experience alongside animal care professionals. You'll have the chance to work in a variety of settings, from wildlife rescue centers and private farms to animal clinics. Here, you'll actively participate in equine and livestock medical procedures, including tasks like drawing blood, administering injections, conducting diagnostic tests, and performing physical examinations. This program also offers insights into preventative medicine and animal behavior across different contexts, fostering a comprehensive understanding of veterinary care.

    In addition to clinical and field work, you'll have the exceptional opportunity to observe necropsies, assist in spay and neuter surgeries, and collaborate with experts in the field to expand your knowledge of animal anatomy and healthcare. Moreover, you'll contribute to the well-being of rescued wildlife by creating enrichment activities for their rehabilitative habitats. This program doesn't just focus on veterinary skills; it's a holistic experience that combines education with adventure. Beyond your work with animals, you'll partake in classic Costa Rican adventures, including whitewater rafting, jungle canopy ziplining, and surfing along the coast of a national park, making this an unforgettable summer filled with learning, exploration, and exhilaration.