Through Afri-Vet, African wildlife sanctuaries and other partners provide a unique, immersive style of online and in-person wildlife care training for aspiring wildlife veterinarians, vet-techs and wildlife rehabilitators. Donations and proceeds from student fees provide scholarships for limited-income Africans and contribute financial support for sanctuaries to continue their vital wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding efforts.
Afri-Vet students take part in rich "Edu-experiences" led by seasoned sanctuary staff. These Edu-experiences combine traditional veterinary and wildlife care training with participation by students in real-world wildlife rescue, emergency treatment and care.
Afri-Vet envisions a future in which 1) there is a strong and growing wildlife sanctuary network across Africa that has ample vet capacity and Africans are leading veterinary care; 2) African women represent a large portion of the leaders and staff members in sanctuaries; 3) veterinary and wildlife care students, faculty and professionals across the world have and are drawing on Africa and Africans as the world's leaders in high quality African wildlife veterinary education and have joined African wildlife sanctuaries and a growing body of African wildlife care professionals to form a large, robust and active community that proactively inspires Africans and non-Africans to view the continent's wild creatures as essential for both human and ecological health and welfare and to call for policies and actions that enable them to thrive.
Establish Africa and Africans as the educational leaders in African wildlife care, to ensure that Africa's wildlife care workforce is able and ample enough to meet the continent's wildlife needs and to educate, foster and connect a global wildlife care community that promotes the safeguarding of African wildlife to advance ecological and human welfare.