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Nicaragua/Costa Rica VIDA, Volunteer Veterinary Program
Masaya, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Service Learning Credits Earned: 1
Faculty Leader: Robert Dailey
Program Description:

Information

Nicaragua/Costa Rica VIDA, Volunteer Veterinary Program
costa ricaVIDA is a Minnesota non-profit organization chartered on July 7, 2008. Its purpose is to provide a resource volunteers can depend on to support their cause of helping fellow human beings and animals. The Organization’s core program provides general medicine, dental health, and veterinary medicine through setting up mobile clinics throughout Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Vida currently helps control animal overpopulation in communities in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. 
We offer two distinct Veterinary Programs: pre-vet and advanced vet. The Pre-vet Program is for those students without any previous surgical training and the Advanced Vet Program is designed for upper level veterinary students and recent graduates. 
If you are a student seeking a supervised and ethical hands-on service learning experience with animals, Vida is the right program for you! 
This is a high quality educational program for those who wish to gain clinical and practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. The Vida program focuses mainly on the sterilization of felines and canines in field clinics; however, participants will also gain experience working with large animals. Volunteers who participate in our program will have an interactive experience that is unique to Vida. 

We offer two distinct Veterinary Programs: pre-vet and advanced vet. The Pre-vet Program is for those students without any previous surgical training and the Advanced Vet Program is designed for upper level veterinary students and recent graduates. 

If you are a student seeking a supervised and ethical hands-on service learning experience with animals, Vida is the right program for you! 

This is a high quality educational program for those who wish to gain clinical and practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. The Vida program focuses mainly on the sterilization of felines and canines in field clinics; however, participants will also gain experience working with large animals. Volunteers who participate in our program will have an interactive experience that is unique to Vida.
 

Location


 
City: San Jose

Country: Costa Rica

Population: 288,054

Information: San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, sits in the Central Valley region with the Talamanca Mountains to the south and volcanoes to the north. The city is distinguished by its Spanish colonial buildings, like the ornate, neoclassical National Theatre of Costa Rica overlooking downtown’s Plaza de la Cultura, a popular gathering spot. Below the plaza, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum displays hundreds of gleaming artifacts.

City: Masaya

Country: Nicaragua

Population: 139,701

Information: Masaya is the capital city of Masaya department in Nicaragua. It is situated approximately 14 km west of Granada and 31 km southeast from Managua.
 

Academics

VETS 491 - Professional Field Experience - 1 credit
 

Faculty

Dr. Robert Dailey
 

Cost

Students will pay $ for WVU course credit and international travel and health insurance.

Flights and other arrangements will be made by the student directly with VIDA.

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer Hub at (304) 293-4006.
 
 

Misc

Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
 
 


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