The Wildlife Hospital - Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing is excited to be partnering with The Wildlife Hospital - Dunedin.

This exciting development will enable our learners to graduate with a unique edge - and to be part of the movement to save our endangered wildlife!

From 2018, our Dunedin on-campus students will be able to gain hands-on experience with sick and injured wildlife at The Wildlife Hospital.

The Wildlife Hospital will be hosted at our School of Veterinary Nursing, one of the largest and most-established in New Zealand.

Alongside our team of highly-skilled and experienced teaching staff, renowned wildlife veterinarian Dr Lisa Argilla and her team will give learners unprecedented practical experience in the Hospital and during tutorials.

You will gain valuable, relevant and up-to-date skills in this real-world environment. These skills are highly transferable and will place you in an excellent position whether you want to focus on a traditional role in a companion animal practice or follow a different pathway such as working with wildlife. In addition, every veterinary clinic in New Zealand regularly has wildlife presented to them by members of the public so your experience in The Wildlife Hospital will allow you to support the best options for the animal.

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