VTMED 6737 - International Experiences in Wildlife Health and Conservation
Spring, summer. 1-2 credits, variable (may be repeated up to 4 credits). Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: Open to veterinary students with career goals involving wildlife and zoological medicine. Enrollment priority will be given to students who have volunteered at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center. Enrollment is limited to 8 students.
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.
N. Abou-Madi, M. Bezjian, G. Kollias, J. Morrisey.
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 participation in daily clinical activities and case rounds, teamwork, organizational skills, medical records, professionalism, and punctuality. The course is currently being taught in Central America (Belize or Honduras).
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