Education through touch

Want to get your hands dirty? Want to sweat, bleed and cry for what you’re passionate about? We’ve got you covered.

Our Courses

Intro Course

Student? Need a vacation with practical benefits?

Want to touch on multiple topics regarding conservation?

ZEWA

Qualified Veterinarian? Looking to do a course in Europe, Asia, Africa?

Short course in Zoo Environment?

2021 Course Dates

  • 2021 11 to 24 July Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2021 25 July to 7 August Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2021 8 to 21 August (ZEWA 1) Advanced Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anaesthesiology Course
  • 2021 22 August to 4 September Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course

2022 Course Dates

  • 2022 24 April to 07 May Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 22 May to 04 June Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 12 June to 25 June Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 10 July to 23 July Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 24 July to 06 August Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 21 August to 03 September Introduction to Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course
  • 2022 Advanced Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anaesthesiology Course (TBA)

Introduction to Conservation Medicine Course

This course is focused on veterinary students looking to earn extra credits during their break or looking to get a broad overview of the conservation industry in South Africa . . . read more

Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Course

This 1 or 2 week course is offered in South Africa and at various Zoos in Europe, Asia and Australia. Its an intense 5 or 12 days of lectures with a practical element. Species vary greatly depending on what the particular Zoo requires to be done. . . read more

Introduction to Conservation Medicine Course

This is the first course in our product range. It serves as a introduction to what a wildlife veterinarian might engage in on a daily basis in the South African game ranching industry. It is primarily veterinary orientated.

Format: Our courses are offered from our base of operations near Nelspruit in conjunction with Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd. Dr JP Raath (BVSc), developer of the courses, lectures the course together with  Wildlifevets.com’s practise veterinarians.

We encourage open discussions on real-world problems. Our lecturers are field-working professionals on the fore-front of conservation efforts to protect our wildlife.

Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Courses

In 2016 Tsavran Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd decided to offer an advanced course in Europe in order to reach more professionals. We understood that the time needed and the distance traveled to participate in one of our courses left a large group of veterinarians out of our family. So with the help of Dr Aleksandr Semjonov, DVM we were able to hold our first ZEWA in Latvia. It was a great success and we have developed this product to service Veterinarians in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia.

The main goal of the course to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of different species in captivity. The course contains practical hands-on immobilization of species including but NOT guaranteed: feline, ruminant: buffalo, carnivores, large game: giraffe/elephant/rhino, equine: zebra, antelope, primate, birds, reptiles, fish and the smaller wildlife species. Species are dependent on what the particular zoo or wildlife establishment needs work done on. (Please note that we do not put any animal under anesthesia unnecessarily).

Dr Raath and Dr Semjonov present the courses in various zoos. Topics covered include pharmacology, physiology and chemical restraint of wildlife but more focus is placed on the species specifically worked on from their physiology, anesthesia to recovery.