Pre-Veterinary Experience in Botswana
Pre-veterinary students may be interested in this article from a recent Botswana alum, Ben Daggett (a pre-vet student at University of Vermont).
While Round River’s research does not include handling animals, daily wildlife observations as well as the opportunities to meet researchers and learn about local conservation policies can be great experience for aspiring wildlife vets.
As Ben says:
“These experiences greatly heightened my understanding of the many roles that veterinarians can play in conservation. Based on my experience in Botswana, I feel that gaining conservation research experience and talking to professional researchers is essential for anyone that wants to have a career in conservation medicine or any other ‘one health-minded’ disciplines.”
(photo: Ben holds a raptor at the Biodiversity Center in Kasane, Botswana)