Wildlife Disease Association


Education & Training

Photo Credit: Karin Lemberger, Southern fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella


Education & Training Opportunities

Volunteer Field Assistant Positions: Tsaobis desert Baboon Project, Namibia: 

The project is currently recruiting volunteer field assistants for our 2022 field season. These positions combine practical research with training and are entirely field-based. The volunteers are trained by and work alongside doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, assisting with their studies and contributing to the wider research activities of the Baboon Project.. More info HERE

New training events from San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

January 25-27, 2022: Safe Capture - Livestream Training Event

February 26-27: Safe Capture - In-Person Training Event (Athens, GA)

March 17 & 19: Safe Capture - Livestream Training Event

April 2-3: Safe Capture - In-Person Training Event (Pomona, CA)

June 14-15: Safe Capture - In-Person Training Event (Fredericksburg, VA)

For more information, visit: https://sdzwaacademy.org/safecapture/

Residency Training in Free-Living Wildlife Health: The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Wildlife Health Laboratory are accepting applications for a three-year residency position in free-ranging wildlife health. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Veterinary Internship (2021-2022) Toronto Wildlife Centre – Toronto Zoo Joint Program. Posted 12/13/2021. PDF

USDA and Boehringer Ingelheim offer summer research opportunities for NA veterinary students
Veterinary students will work with USDA scientists to research emerging diseases with potential to affect animals and public health. 

RX One Health Field Institute 2022, June 19th - July 22nd, 2022, California. Scholarships are available.  Application deadline is 31 January, 2022.

Zoological Society of London / Royal Veterinary College Post Graduate Courses. MSc in Wild Animal Health and MSc in Wild Animal Biology. More info HERE.

Center for Wildlife studies offers the following courses for winter 2021-22

  • Online Wildlife Capture and Immobilization 
  • Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (Field Course)
  • Online Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
  • Online Scent detection Dogs in observation Research

University of Georgia, Conservation Medicine/Conservation Biology course, 2022, Costa Rica.

Download Flyer HERE. (PDF).

Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture: Global Wildlife Resources. The online course, The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture, is an independent study course with Dr. Mark Johnson’s interactive support. RACE-approved. Access for a full year. Registration is always open. For more information: Click HERE.