This week-long workshop is designed for professional veterinarians working in India who have direct, hands-on veterinary experience with captive elephants.
It will take place at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital Campus in Mathura in partnership with Wildlife SOS, Elephant Care International, Work for Wild Life International, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department.
This educational workshop is offered to qualifying veterinarians from throughout India and includes all workshop instruction, materials, supplies, meals and lodging. To ensure quality, this workshop is limited to 20 participants.
A wide range of workshop topics will be explored utilizing lectures, labs, field work, group participation, and other hands-on learning techniques. Participants will have opportunities to share their own case studies with other workshop participants and instructors.
Participants will learn a wide variety of skills and gain pertinent knowledge from elephant health and welfare experts Dr. Susan K. Mikota, Dr. Willem Schafternaar, Dr. Janine L. Brown, Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, and Wildlife SOS’ skilled veterinarians.
Together, they offer decades of combined practical experience, technical support, mentorship, and instruction to help veterinarians, mahouts, vet technicians, and other elephant care providers from all around the globe* better understand and care for elephants in ways that support their wellbeing.
*Serving elephants and the people who care for them in Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, the United States, and Europe.