Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6737 - International Experiences in Wildlife Health and Conservation

(CU-CEL, CU-ITL)     
Winter, Summer. 1-2 credits, variable (may be repeated up to 4 credits). S/U grades only.

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment priority 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 students. Offered in Central America (Belize).

N. Abou-Madi, J. Boesch, S. Childs, R. Gleed, G. Kollias, J. Morrisey, S. Peralta.

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.

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