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.

2018 Winter, Term 1, APBI 496 Placements

Vancouver Aquarium - Marine Mammal Rescue

There are no practicum placements at Marine Mammal Rescue for 2018 Winter, Term 2.


There are no practicum placements at WildARC for 2018 Winter, Term 2.

BC SPCA Vancouver Community Outreach & Shelter Management

Practicum opportunities for 2018 Winter Term 2, working with pets and their loving owners in the community and learning about shelter management & operations.

See practicum descriptions; shelter project (2 positions), community project (2 positions) and email your application, resume and cover letter to kmonteith@spca.bc.ca

DEADLINE for 2018 Winter, Term 2 applications is Nov 15, 2018.

Wildlife Rescue Association

3 and 6 credit practicum opportunities available throughout the year (including Jan-Apr term), working at the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby in wildlife rehabilitation.

See application details: https://www.wildliferescue.ca/who-we-are/job-opportunities/wildlife-rehabilitation-internships/

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