Get hands on veterinary experience at Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing sick and injured wildlife as well as reintroducing locally extinct species to the ecosystem. We offer a veterinary externship that focuses on wildlife and conservation medicine.
Successful applicants will receive training and lectures from our diversely qualified staff which includes primatologists, zoologists, biologists and wildlife veterinarians. Students will leave with a deeper knowledge on conservation medicine, while gaining necessary clinical and medical experience. Externs assist in surgeries, necropsies, administering fluids and medications as well as performing husbandry with several species of primates, reptiles, birds and other small mammals.
We have specialized tracks for pre-vet and gap-year students, 1st & 2nd year vet students and 3rd & 4th year vet students. For 3rd and 4th year vet students, this externship can count towards your rotation.
We provide poolside shared deluxe rooms for each extern, for the entirety of their month long stay. We also provide three meals day, cooked by our house chef and weekly excursions to enjoy more of costa rica.
Additional Salary Information: Externship Fee Includes:
Poolside Shared Deluxe Accommodations with A/C, private outdoor bath with hot water showers, mini fridge, digital safe, satellite tv, ocean view, and patio with swing chairs. Maximum 3 people per room.
Professional Meal Plan including 3 meals a day Sunday through Friday plus breakfast on Saturdays (you have access to a shared kitchen between meals). On Saturdays you may choose to cook for yourself, participate in pot lucks or go out to one of the many delicious restaurants in Cabuya, Montezuma or Santa Teresa.
Excursions, outings and tours mentioned above
About Wild Sun Rescue Center
Wild Sun Rescue Center is a non-profit organization located in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We are not only dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our local wildlife but also to finding solutions to the problems they are facing.Everyday we treat sick, injured and orphaned animals who are affected by various threats such as electrocution, dog and cat attacks, deforestation and illegal pet trade. Our primary goal is to release each animal back to the wild.We complement our rescue and release with education and conservation, amplifying our efforts through the community at large. Our internships and veterinary externships allow us to inspire and have a greater impact.