Envirovet Summer Institute Starts Today!

evet logoThe 2009 Envirovet Summer Institute starts today, June 16th!

Our Goal is to educate, inform, engage and inspire veterinarians of all backgrounds and nationalities to become integral members of teams protecting animal, human and ecosystem health in the one living world we share.

Envirovet will provide seven weeks of intensive lecture, laboratory, and field experiences to 27 veterinarians, veterinary students and wildlife biologists in the areas of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and ecosystem health, addressing both developed and developing country contexts.

Envirovet aims to create a force of scientists with unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, and expertise required to implement an efficient approach to ecosystem repair that will enable synchronous gains in wildlife, domestic animal, human, and economic health.

Images from the 2008 Envirovet course

The United States portion of the course takes place at White Oak Conservation Center and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida.  This year, the developing country portion of the course is again being directed by the HALI Project, and will take place from July 20-August 10th at various locations throughout Tanzania.

This year represents our most international class ever, with ten participants from African nations, and participants from Myanmar (Burma), India, Indonesia, Switzerland, Chile, Canada, and the United States.

Two HALI team members from Tanzania, Dr. Harrison Sadiki (HALI Field Coordinator) and Mr. Ole Meing’ataki (Chief Ecologist Ruaha National Park) are amongst this years participants.

Envirovet is a truly life-changing opportunity for many young career professionals from all over the world. The course is entirely supported (as is the HALI Project) through grants and donations.

To see the course itineraries and pictures from last year’s class visit: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/envirovet/index.html

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