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Externships Available in Belize
Institution
Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic

Address
Mile 60 G. P. Highway

City
Floral Park

State/Province
Cayo

Country
Belize

Zip Code
N/A

Primary Contact
Justin Ford

Position (of Contact)
Education Director

Phone
00501-610-1460

Email Address
jford@belizewildlifeclinic.org

Fax

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.

Research

Allied Institution
Wildlife Institute

Responsibilities

Duration
2-4 weeks

Application Requests
Year-round

If applications are not taken continuously, at what date will this position next be available?

Application Deadline

Class Standing

Compensation

Housing
Provided

Transportation
Provided

Insurance
Insured

Expenses

TB Tests/Vaccinations
Rabies

Does program accept International applicants?
Yes

Misc. Information

Last Date Edited
10/2018
Location

581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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