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IVVO Australia- 5 Days (November 2024)

5 day hands on experience with Australia's unique wildlife

  • Starts 25 Nov
  • 4,000 Australian dollars
  • Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary

Available spots

Service Description

Opportunity to spend 5 days working with some of Australia's most unique wildlife. Follow Dr Audrey Shen, Dr Scott Bainbridge, Dr Rosemary Austen and Professor Steve Garlick treating kangaroos, wombats, possums, lizards, snakes, echidnas and much more. Assist with medical procedures and surgeries on some of the most amazing animals and get involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of many injured wildlife. The 5 day program brings you behind the scenes in a kangaroo, wombat and dingo sanctuary and rotations through Possumwood Wildlife Hospital- a dedicated wildlife hospital set up during the 2019-2020 Bushfires. The hospital and sanctuaries are located in and around Bungendore, New South Wales -a small rural town just 30 minutes from Canberra. Volunteers assist in the sanctuary with daily tasks, wildlife rescues, rehabilitation and bottle feeding sessions with baby wombats and joeys. Put your veterinary skills to use at the busy wildlife hospital and learn about the intriguing anatomy of our Australian wildlife up close! This course is approved for 34 CE hours. This program has been submitted for 34 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognise AAVSB's RACE approval; however, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. November 25-29th 2024 Day 1- Introduction session and tour of Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary and Hospital Split sessions : Wildlife Hospital Rotation and Sanctuary Tasks/Bottle Feedings Day2- Visit to Wombat Sanctuary and Wildlife Hospital Day 3- Discover Bungendore- Wineries and Night tour of Two Thumbs Sanctuary (Sugar Gliders and Koala spotting) Day 4- Anatomy Class and Post Mortem session Split sessions: Wildlife Hospital Rotation and Sanctuary Tasks/Bottle Feedings Day 5- Visit to Dingo Sanctuary *Limited places of 8 *AUD $4,000 (PRICE IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS) Fee includes a sizeable donation to Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary, program as above and daily breakfasts, lunches and transfers. Flights not included. Group Accomodation for 5 nights -additional AUD $1,000 per person. Alternatively you are welcome to organise your own accomodation separate to the group near Bungendore NSW. email: for details to secure your place or for more details. A detailed itinerary and program will be sent to you on interest of booking.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

For bookings, please email to be sent a booking and payment deposit details. We will respond within 48 hours. Limited number of 8. Payment Schedule: AUD $2000 Deposit to hold your spot 50% of balance due August 20th 2024 Remaining balance due Sept 20th 2024

Contact Details

  • 70 Joe Rocks Rd, Bungendore NSW, Australia

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