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.