Education Through Touch

Want to get your hands dirty? Want to sweat, bleed and cry for what you're passionate about? We've got you covered.


Our Courses



Need a vacation with practical benefits?


Want to touch on multiple topics regarding conservation?


Select Intro Course


Qualified Veterinarian?


Looking to do a course in Africa?


Two week trip with field experience?


Select CIC


Qualified Veterinarian?


Looking to do a course in Europe, Asia, Africa?


Short course in Zoo Environment?


Select ZEWA


Introductions to Conservation Medicine Course

This course is focused on veterinary students looking to earn extra credits during their break or looking to get a broad overview of the conservation industry in South Africa . . . read more


Chemical Immobilization Courses

For qualified veterinarians we offer a 1 week course focusing on the immobilization of African species. This course offers a perfect balance of intense learning modules with real hands on experience . . . read more


Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Course

This 1 or 2 week course is offered in South Africa and at various Zoos in Europe, Asia and Australia. Its an intense 5 or 12 days of lectures with a practical element. Species vary greatly depending on what the particular Zoo requires to be done. . . read more


Introduction to Conservation Medicine Course

This is the first course in our product range. It serves as a introduction to what a wildlife veterinarian might engage in on a daily basis in the South African game ranching industry. It is primarily veterinary orientated.


Format: Our courses are offered from our base of operations near Nelspruit in conjunction with Wildlife Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd. Dr JP Raath (BVSc), developer of the courses, lectures the course together with’s practise veterinarians.

We encourage open discussions on real-world problems. Our lecturers are field-working professionals on the fore-front of conservation efforts to protect our wildlife.

Chemical Immobilization Courses

This course is for qualified veterinarians from South Africa.


The CIC is a short 5 day intense course that enables veterinarians to earn CPD points while engaging in Wildlife Chemical Immobilization principals. It is closely linked to Wildlife Pharmaceuticals South Africa and was developed to give participants access to the latest pharmaceutical developments, educate potential new Wildlife Veterinarians and address current challenges in the South African ranching industry. Days are typically divided into 2 parts with a practical field capture in the morning when it is cool and lectures through the afternoon and evening. There is a vast amount of material to cover, so strap in and get ready!


Participants are part of the veterinary and capture team. Its a hands-on approach with a wealth of knowledge and insight divulged by our lecturers.

Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife Anesthesia Courses

In 2016 together with Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd decided to offer a similar product to our CIC's in Europe in order to reach more professionals. We understood that the time needed and the distance traveled to participate in one of our courses left a large group of veterinarians out of our family. So with the help of Dr Aleksandr Semjonov, DVM we were able to hold our first ZEWA in Latvia. It was a great success and we have developed this product to service Veterinarians in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia.


The main goal of the course to teach important principles and philosophy of immobilization, anesthesia, monitoring and recovery of different species in captivity. The course contains practical hands-on immobilization of species including but NOT guaranteed: feline, ruminant: buffalo, carnivores, large game: giraffe/elephant/rhino, equine: zebra, antelope, primate, birds, reptiles, fish and the smaller wildlife species. Species are dependent on what the particular zoo or wildlife establishment needs work done on. (Please note that we do not put any animal under anesthesia unnecessarily).


Dr Raath and Dr Semjonov present the courses in various zoos. Topics covered are similar to those covered in a CIC but more focus is placed on the species specifically worked on from their physiology, anesthesia to recovery.

For further inquiries please contact Michelle Raath via email:


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