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Bali Tropical Veterinary Medicine

Work alongside dedicated professionals to examine, treat and rehabilitate an array of domestic and endangered species while being immersed in the incredible landscapes and culture of Bali.

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Hands-on days of rare animal experiences in the welcoming communities of Bali

  • Increase your understanding of wildlife welfare, care and conservation against a backdrop of lush rice terraces, pristine beaches and active volcanoes.
  • Help build enrichment habitats for rehabilitating animals, including lories, parrots, sea turtles, reptiles, bears and primates.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience and hours conducting physical exams and practicing preventative medicine alongside local professionals while learning about the significance of animals and wildlife in Balinese culture.
  • Explore the realities of animal tourism as you learn from specialists dedicated to protecting vulnerable species.
  • Embark on an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip and snorkel with manta rays.
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July 11 - August 1 $6,680 Call for options Enroll Now
“The trip questioned so many aspects of my life from classroom learning to the cultural immersion and interaction. The hands-on experience gained from this trip was so rare and even once in a lifetime. I mean, how many people can say they assisted in a leaf monkey examination? This trip has opened my perspective to different views of animal welfare and the incredible work and love locals have! The desire for change and compassion in Bali was palpable. I can only hope to share these experiences with others at home and keep my desire to evoke change moving in the right direction.” Katherine, college alumna

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Credits Available

15

Service Hours

Three natural science credits available through Lesley University. 

Course description: In this course, students gain practical experience in veterinary medicine, ranging in locations from wildlife rescue centers to community clinics. This program encourages critical thinking and problem solving, offering students hands-on opportunities to care for exotic and companion animals.

Course objectives:

  • Learn the anatomy and behavior of species including birds, reptiles, primates and mammals.
  • Compare and contrast approaches to healthcare at wildlife rescue centers.
  • Practice preventative care and hands-on intervention, learning to analyze body language of animals and drawing health conclusions.
  • Gain exposure to community clinical work in rural villages, logging hours alongside veterinarians.

20 hours of service learning through work with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers and animal clinics. Projects are determined by the needs of the organizations at the time of the program.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate to participate.
  • Must be one year out of high school or have completed one semester of college.
  • At minimum, must have completed one year of high school biology.