APBI 496: Applied Animal Biology Practicum

This practicum is designed for students to gain experience in potential fields of future employment working with animals. Students will apply knowledge from previous coursework in Applied Animal Biology to careers in wildlife rehabilitation, animal shelter management, research and farm animal management.

In addition to the practicum opportunities described below, students are encouraged to seek and develop practicum opportunities at other local animal shelters where supervisory support is available on-site. For example, a previous student created a practicum at WAGS, Whistler, following a volunteer experience with the organization. If a local shelter is willing to take on mentorship of a student, please contact Sara Dubois to discuss the practicum learning objectives.

2017 Winter, Term 1 APBI 496 Placements

Wildlife Rescue Association

The Wildlife Rescue Association (WRA) has several positions available for fall practicums running from Sept-Dec 2017. Both 3 credit (200 hours) and 6 credit (400 hours) placements are available depending on student's schedule (24-40 hours/wk). Applications are being accepted now until positions are filled.

For more details on how to apply, click here.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Fall 2017 APBI 496 practicums at Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre are now open for applications. This terrific hands-on 200 hour experience qualifies for APBI 496B (3) credits between August 20th - October 28th 2017 (3 days a week). Click here for details.

4 Fall positions still available (out of 6 total)

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUG 10, 2017

(students interviewed as applications are received)

How to apply:

Please send resume, letter of interest, practicum course requirements and two reference letters to practicum@vanaqua.org

Your letter of interest should include:

  • Confirmation you can attend during the specified dates
  • What experience you have
  • What you hope to gain from the placement and your career goals
  • How you heard about the placement

BC SPCA Vancouver - Community Outreach & Charlie's Food Bank

Practicum opportunities (6 credit only, 3 days/wk for 4 months) through the Sept-Dec term in Vancouver working with pets and their loving owners in the community.

See practicum description (PDF) and email application (download), resume and cover letter to kmonteith@spca.bc.ca.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUG 10th, 2017

BC SPCA Vancouver - Shelter Management

Practicum opportunities (6 credit only, 3 days/wk for 4 months) through the Sept-Dec term working at the Vancouver SPCA Community Animal Centre learning about shelter operations and welfare.

See practicum description (PDF) and email application (download), resume and cover letter to kmonteith@spca.bc.ca.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUG 10th, 2017

BC SPCA Wild ARC: Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre

WILD ARC FALL 2017 PLACEMENTS ARE FULL

 

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