Veterinary Student Externships Silent Heroes

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Veterinary Student Externships

Silent Heroes welcomes students to our externship programs in Africa on a year-round basis.  Students will spend several weeks experiencing life as a veterinarian/conservationist in-training at one of our projects in Africa, where students will become immersed in caring for animals, participating in research to benefit the project, and learning the challenges unique to international veterinary medicine in a developing country.

The program is a benefit to both the student and the project, as well as the scientific community as a whole.  By connecting projects to the student’s home University, there is an opportunity for a wide variety of expertise and assistance.  Research and clinical experience contribute to the pool of greater scientific knowledge related to wildlife conservation and One Health medicine in Africa. Follow along with our externs on their adventures in Africa, and be a part of the excitement as they care for orphan elephants, immobilize rhinos, bleed buffaloes, vaccinate village dogs, educate villagers about humane care of donkeys, and protect the endangered mountain gorillas (to name but a few)!

Silent Heroes accepts applications to our veterinary student externship program on a year-round basis, and we offer placement at a number of veterinary and wildlife projects in Africa. For more information please click here.

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