The Wildlife Veterinary Medicine Panama Virtual Internship will give you the opportunity to virtually learn from veterinarians in a veterinary clinic serving wildlife, exotics, and small animals, as well as those working in a busy wildlife rehabilitation facility, which has an emphasis on the rehabilitation and release of sloths.
Join your instructor, experienced wildlife veterinarian Dr. Julio Reyes, to learn about the medicine and treatment of Panamanian wildlife. Dr. Reyes is the Medical Director of Centro Veterinario Panamá in Panama City, which sees and treats a range of animals – from companion pets to exotic animals and wildlife.
Dr. Reyes is also the consulting veterinarian for APPC Panama, the Pan-American Conservation Association, which is Panama’s leading wildlife rescue organization. Since 2005, the APPC has rescued, rehabilitated, and released more than 5,000 wild animals – including kinkajous, jaguars, porcupines, margays, toucans, monkeys, anteaters, and sloths. With deforestation, over-development, poaching, and the illegal pet trade being some of the biggest threats to wildlife in Panama, the APPC is dedicated to saving the region’s most vulnerable species.
By joining us on this program, you’ll get the chance to learn about the treatment of Central America wildlife – including clinical examinations, handling, restraint, common diseases, and medical therapies. You will also learn about the rehabilitation process and have the opportunity to virtually shadow any surgeries, rescues, or releases!