1-2 credits, variable (may be repeated up to 4 credits). S/U grades only.
N. Abou-Madi, J. Boesch, S. Childs, N. Fiani, R. Gleed, G. Kollias, J. Morrisey, S. Peralta.
The goal of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about various non-native species and to gain hands on experience working with these animals in a safe and supportive environment. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about local cultures and, through lectures, discussions and site visits, learn how the work that wildlife sanctuaries, refuges, and bioparks in these developing nations is helping to conserve their natural resources. Students will be graded on participation in daily clinical activities and case rounds, teamwork, organizational skills, medical records, professionalism, and punctuality. The course is currently being taught in Central America (Belize).