Wildlife Veterinary Medicine Course in Malawi

Company : Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
Activities: Summer Study Abroad / Veterinary Medicine Courses
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

This intensive 7-day course is designed especially to give you a hands-on introduction to wildlife veterinary medicine.

Vet students can count this course towards EMS (Extra Mural Studies) and can combine with another placement.



17-24 August 2021



Lilongwe Wildlife Centre


Qualification Required:

Ideally studying for or holding a vet related qualification.


Course Content

Under the instruction of Malawi’s leading wildlife veterinarian and star of TV documentary Malawi Wildlife Rescue, Dr Amanda Salb, you will be taught through both lectures and wet labs. You’ll also help out with the annual health monitoring programme which includes physical exams, patient monitoring, and sample collection and analysis.

Day 1: Arrival, sanctuary orientation and introductions.
Day 2: Lectures & wet labs in parasitology, haematology & observations in primate infectious & non-infectious diseases, emergency management.
Day 3: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in avian exams & procedures.
Day 4: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in avian small mammal rehabilitation, pharmacology and medication.
Day 5: Primate health checks. Lecture/lab in suture patterns in wildlife.
Day 6: Lecture and practical lab in remote capture systems. Travel to Wildlife Reserve. Game drive.
Day 7: Conservation round table discussion and game drive. Return to Lilongwe, farewell supper.
Day 8: Summary and departure.


Costs / Benefits


Prices Include:
• Accommodation
• All meals and unlimited tea and coffee
• Airport transfers (on a Tuesday) and all work-related transport
• Orientation and full support during your stay
• Local sim card and t-shirt

Prices Exclude:
• Flights
• Visas
• Vaccinations
• Excursions, souvenirs, nights out, personal expenses, snacks etc

Booking / Enquiry

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust Wildlife Veterinary Medicine Course in Malawi Reviews

I would highly recommend this course, especially if you are thinking of going into veterinary medicine

I took part in LWC veterinary medicine course in June 2017. It was an amazing experience and I would do it again. The people I met on the course were all extremely knowledgeable, helpful, passionate about wildlife and a pleasure to be around! The course included both theory and practical classes and we spent the last two days on safari between Kuti wildlife reserve and Liwonde NP. Malawi is a beautiful country and the LWC was the cherry on top :)

By: Astrid Dedieu
Nationality: French
Age: 21

Related Articles