Pre-Vet Project in South Africa

Pre-Vet Project in South Africa

Price From: 2,365 USD


Operator: SAVE Volunteering

Price From:  2,365 USD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 2 weeks

Here’s an exciting opportunity for animal lovers and those thinking of a veterinary career to experience real-life veterinary work. Working alongside trained professionals, volunteers will participate in three main learning areas, including African Wildlife, Agricultural Livestock, and Domestic Animals. 

The objectives of the program require volunteers to interact with wildlife in game reserves, farms and small villages, where many animals live in impoverished conditions. Volunteers have the chance to work with rhinos, giraffes, buffalo, lions, antelopes, cows, sheep, chickens, goats, dogs and cats, among others!

As part of this 2-week program, volunteers make a big contribution to the wildlife and animals, while vastly improving their own knowledge of veterinary practices. Working hands-on with the animals is an amazing experience, and unlike anything you could do at home. Learning first-hand from a professional veterinarian, volunteers gain a wealth of knowledge and skills that they can take forward with them into their chosen career!




What to Expect

While the project does not have a set itinerary, there are a number of activities that you can look forward to. Here's what to expect on your Pre-Vet porgram:

  • Veterinary Experience with Africa Wildlife - Work with animals in commerical and non-commercial game reserves. 
  • Veterinary Work with Agricultural Livestock - Work with livestock farms to improve the health of bulls, cows, sheep, cows and chickens.
  • Animal Care in Domestic Settings - Visit local towns and villages and assist with veterinary work on a variety of animals including dogs and cats. 

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism



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