Category: Australia (Vet Tech)

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Deadline: Aug. 10, 2018
Travel: Dec. 8 – 22, 2018
Course: Dec. 10 – 21, 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, attracting people wishing to see first-hand the gorgeous diversity of marine life. But unfortunately many of these magnificent marine creatures are in trouble, including the Green Sea Turtles, Flatback, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Some turtles are the victims of boat strikes, their bodies and shells damaged by the propellers. Others suffer from obstructions in their guts as a result of the ocean rubbish that the turtles eat, mistaking the garbage for food. SPC student will be able to come to the aid of sea turtles during their experience, addressing their medical problems, nursing them to health and when they are well, returning them once again to the ocean. In addition while in Australia, students will network with the local veterinary community, the local zoo and the students and faculty of the University of Queenslands Veterinary Technology department.

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Available courses – Students must enroll in the course listed below. Note: Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.

Professor: Tricia Gorham

  • ATE 2947 – Work Experience V- 1 credit

Lead faculty contacts
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Australia program lead faculty, Tricia Gorham, (727)302-6733.

Other SPC Study Abroad programs
Learn more about other Study Abroad countries where SPC students have made their mark.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Australia, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Australia blog below.

Study Abroad Tips from the Australia 2016 students!

Pack enough clothes but make sure to leave lots of room in your bags to bring stuff home. Save up more money than what you expect to spend. Do not expect things to go according to plans. Bring at least 1 or 2 towels. These countries are different, so it will be “shocking” on more … Continue reading Study Abroad Tips from the Australia 2016 students!

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Cairns Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Overall my study abroad program in Australia was a once in a lifetime experience. It was one thing to go visit this country, but getting the chance to work with the different animals and help volunteer for an amazing organization made this program exceptional. Cairns Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center goes above and beyond in their care of … Continue reading Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at Cairns Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Last Days in Welcoming, Wonderful Australia

My time spent in Australia was amazing! The culture, the people, and the experiences that we had will be something that I never forget.  The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center provided an experience that I will probably never have again and the fact that they operate mainly based on volunteers and donations is impressive.  You can … Continue reading Last Days in Welcoming, Wonderful Australia

Unforgettable experiences in Australia

My last few days here in Australia were unforgettable. I had the opportunity to work with other veterinary nurses at a local veterinary hospital. I was able to help them prep, monitor and recover patients in surgery. Also, taught them how to utilize some of there Abaxis blood analyzers. Many of there practices are very similar … Continue reading Unforgettable experiences in Australia