Pre-Vet Project in South Africa

Pre-Vet Project in South Africa

Pre-Vet Project in South Africa

Trip Details:

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

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About this program

Travel to South Africa and take part in a conservation and veterinary program designed for those looking to enter the field. If you love animals and want to learn what it takes to be a veterinarian, this is the ultimate program for you! 

Over the next two weeks, you’ll take part in 3 different learning areas. You’ll learn hands-on to gain the most practical experience. Learn about animal welfare, animal management and veterinary science, and how it applies to African Wildlife, Agricultural Livestock, and even domestic animals. 

Alongside professionals, you will experience and interact with various species of wildlife, livestock and dogs and cats, while building your skills, learning about conservation, as well as capture and release programs. This work is extremely important and you have the chance to be a big part of it! 


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

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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