Location: Belize & Guatemala
Dates: TBA- Early March, 2023
CE Credit: Approx. 30 hours
Cost Estimate: $1975 per person (shared accommodations) or $2,375 per person (private accommodations)
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Join the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine for an eight-day continuing education course (approx. 30 hours of continuing education) in Belize and Guatemala with the Belize Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic/Wildlife Institute, focusing on multiple aspects of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. This course will expand veterinary professionals’ knowledge on best practices for wildlife medicine, conservation, and rescue techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences with a variety of wildlife species throughout Latin America and learn from some of the top wildlife veterinary and conservation professionals in the region.
The Wildlife Medicine in Belize and Guatemala course is a unique educational and cultural opportunity offered through the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Global Engagement and Office of Lifelong Learning.
The program will be offered Spring 2023 and will cost an estimated $1,975 per person (shared accommodations) or $2,375 per person (private accommodations) for veterinary professionals.
Reservations will be on a first come-first served basis, and the program is limited to 10 participants. A deposit of $500 is required with the application to reserve your spot. The balance will be due in full in December 2023. Once the course has reached the capacity, a waiting list will be maintained. Although fees are generally non-refundable after the December deadline, a refund may be issued, if a replacement from the waiting list is available to take your spot. The trip will be cancelled if there are less than 8 enrollees.
Please note: This is an active, hands-on program for veterinary professionals with substantial walking each day during the trip. Participants must be able to function independently during free time.
The following are included in the registration fee: airport pick-up and transfer, all accommodations throughout program (shared occupancy, private room at additional cost), all lectures/equipment/lab costs, basic international health insurance*, some meals (see itinerary), excursion to Yax-Ha Maya Ruins, transportation to/from Flores, and the program at ARCAS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
The following are NOT included in the registration fee: airfare, personal items, passport and border crossing fees, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, some meals (see itinerary), trip cancellation insurance, additional “add-on” excursions, and other incidental expenses.
*An additional two-day trip to Caye Caulker can be added on to the end of the trip for an estimated cost of $295/person (includes ground transportation to the water taxi in Belize City, round trip water taxi, 2 nights hotel, half-day reef/snorkel excursion with gear). Other excursions may be available, but are outside of what the planned itinerary.