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Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
Mile 60 G. P. Highway
Position (of Contact)
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program)
Understanding the role and key challenges and opportunities for veterinarians in wildlife medicine and conservation. Critical conservation issues in the tropics, and specific examples of their challenges with focus on human wildlife conflict and illegal pet trade. Wildlife immobilization, handling, restraint and examination. Wildlife medical approaches. Stressors and risk evaluation. Clinical procedures for mammal, birds and reptiles. Distance immobilization & restraint for mammals, birds and reptiles. Emergency medicine and triage protocol. Emerging and common Zoonotic diseases. Zoo and preventative medicine. Wildlife Transport. Comparative wildlife anatomy, osteology, and radiography. Ecology of large cats, monkeys, iguanas, snakes, and birds of Belize. Husbandry and nutrition of Neotropical species. Necropsy. Basic suturing. Basics of avian fracture repair. Tropical parasitology & neotropical zoonotic diseases. International and local regulatory and practical applications associated with wildlife conservation. International Veterinary Medicine perspectives. The role of community based conservation organizations, NGOs and governmental entities in conservation.
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