Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Mar 24, 2018  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6737 - Field Techniques of International Wildlife Management


Spring, summer. 1-2 credits, variable (may be repeated up to 4 credits). Letter grades only.

Prerequisites: open to veterinary students with an interest in wildlife and zoological medicine. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment pirority given to: those students who have volunteered at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center for 1 semester or a minimum of 20 hours. Enrollment limited to: 8-12 students.

J. Morrisey, G. Kollias, N. Abou-Madi, M. Bezjian.

The goal of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about various non-native species and to gain hands on experience working with these animals in a safe and supportive environment. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about local cultures and, through lectures, discussions and site visits, learn how the work that wildlife sanctuaries, refuges, and bioparks in these developing nations is  helping to conserve their natural resources. Students will be graded on preparation, team participation, performance and a short presentation during or following the course. The course is currently being taught in Central America (Belize or Honduras).


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