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Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Author -  Vicki Kenny

Our October group of kiwi vet nurses and students saw lions and leopards receive their annual examinations at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Up close and personal wildlife veterinary experience. 

Two weeks of learning and hands on procedures with a caracals, baboons, leopards, lions and more.

Annual Health Checks

Every year every animal on the Sanctuary has a complete health check.

First up one of the Wildlife Sanctuaries male lion and a force to be reckoned with, underwent his annual check-up much to the delight of the veterinary experience student group. 

Clarence Health Check (1).png

After careful sedation, our massive male was weighed (tipping the scale at a whopping 188kg) and thoroughly examined, blood and scat samples were also taken.

Clarence Health Check Vet Grop - out Lion.png

The leopard duo were next in line. 

Once sedated, meticulous examinations were performed and they were signed off as being in the peak of feline health.

Leopard Blog Vet group.JPG

Procedures

Later in the week a vasectomy was performed on a caracal, a baboon and vervet monkey, all to prevent captive births, kept the vet experience group enthralled.

Caracal Vasectomy vet Group (8).JPG

Everyone in the group gets to intubate, place a catheter and set up a drip, monitor, take blood samples and perform a general examination of the animals. The Sanctuary's resident veterinarians teach, assist and monitor students’ progress.

Baboon Vascectomy Vet Group Oct 2018 -blog.JPG

Each group is limited to just 10 participants, ensuring that activities remain hands on.
To see if you can apply for this amazing two week experience check out this page

Fill out my online form.

Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

Our October group of kiwi vet nurses and students saw lions and leopards receive their annual examinations - up close and personal wildlife veterinary experience. Two weeks of learning and hands on procedures with a caracal, baboon, leopard, lion and more. Check out the amazing photos

Our October group of kiwi vet nurses and students saw lions and leopards receive their annual examinations at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Up close and personal wildlife veterinary experience. 

Two weeks of learning and hands on procedures with a caracals, baboons, leopards, lions and more.

Annual Health Checks

Every year every animal on the Sanctuary has a complete health check.

First up one of the Wildlife Sanctuaries male lion and a force to be reckoned with, underwent his annual check-up much to the delight of the veterinary experience student group. 

Clarence Health Check (1).png

After careful sedation, our massive male was weighed (tipping the scale at a whopping 188kg) and thoroughly examined, blood and scat samples were also taken.

Clarence Health Check Vet Grop - out Lion.png

The leopard duo were next in line. 

Once sedated, meticulous examinations were performed and they were signed off as being in the peak of feline health.

Leopard Blog Vet group.JPG

Procedures

Later in the week a vasectomy was performed on a caracal, a baboon and vervet monkey, all to prevent captive births, kept the vet experience group enthralled.

Caracal Vasectomy vet Group (8).JPG

Everyone in the group gets to intubate, place a catheter and set up a drip, monitor, take blood samples and perform a general examination of the animals. The Sanctuary's resident veterinarians teach, assist and monitor students’ progress.

Baboon Vascectomy Vet Group Oct 2018 -blog.JPG

Each group is limited to just 10 participants, ensuring that activities remain hands on.
To see if you can apply for this amazing two week experience check out this page

Fill out my online form.
Kiwi Vet Nurses and Students get to work on a Lion

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