*NEW* Volunteer as a vet in South Africa

Company : African Conservation Experience
Location : South Africa, various locations
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Gain real experience working alongside an experienced wildlife vet in South Africa.

This unique experience gives you the chance to join the day-to-day activities of highly respected vets in one of South Africa’s most prolific areas for wildlife.

Under their expert guidance, you’ll find yourself treating species you may have only read about or seen on television before – often in situations that are unpredictable and require you to think on your feet.

Build skills for your career

Working hands-on with animals such as cheetah, rhino and eagles is an unforgettable experience. But we know you want more than memories from your time in Africa. That's why we partner you with a vet whose specialisms match your ambitions, enabling you to develop the skills you need for the next step in your career.

Conservation impact

In South Africa, wildlife vets don’t just treat injured and sick animals. They also play a key role in the conservation and management of wildlife populations, including the capture and relocation of animals, disease prevention and anti-poaching procedures such as the humane dehorning of rhino.

As a veterinary volunteer, you'll get to experience first hand what it takes to work as a vet in wild Africa.

Start Dates

Placements start Tuesdays at Johannesburg airport. Most vets take volunteers between March-September, but there are a few limited places for mid-January till November

Costs / Benefits

from £2,250 excluding flights / £3,100 including return flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg. Placement costs include meals, accommodation, transfers from Johannesburg airport, full ground support, T Shirt


Some vets will only work with veterinary students, while others are happy to accept volunteers without previous experience.

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