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UF in Belize - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
Belize City, Belize; La Democracia, Belize; San Pedro, Belize (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 04/01/2018 04/01/2018 08/11/2018 08/19/2018
Fact Sheet:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Brian Henry
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: WIS 4905, WIS 6905
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: Animal Sciences, Wildlife Ecology, Zoology
Program Description:

UF in Belize

Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
Summer B: August 11 - 19, 2018


About the Program

In this course, students will actively experience wildlife veterinary medicine at the Belize Zoo.  The Zoo is regarded as the best of the West outside of the U.S., and has all native species including the largest collection of jaguars.  Students will work with Instructors and Zoo Staff providing annual examinations of 1-5 species, necropsies as needed, and treatment as needed.  Students will receive a focused understanding of zoo wildlife veterinary medicine.  Students wishing to contact mammals during the course are required to obtain rabies vaccinations at their own expense.

About the Location and Housing

All lodging (dormitory style), food, and activities will take place at the Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center (BZTEC) and Belize Marine Tropical Research & Education Center (BMTREC); these and cost of all local travel are included in the course fee.  Lectures and activities at BZTEC will be led by Dr. Darryl Heard and Dr. Wellehan (renown Zoological Medicine Faculty), and at BMTREC will be led by Dr. Ken Mattes (renown Scientist with 20+ years’ experience in Belize), and others.  Students wishing to experience the barrier reef are required to bring their own snorkeling equipment.

Course Information

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Wildlife Veterinary Medicine
WIS 4905/WIS 6905

3 UF GPA credits
Find the course syllabus:


  • open to all majors

  • 2.5 GPA

  • must be in good standing and successfully completed two courses in biological sciences or permission of the Instructors


2018 Pricing

Undergraduate Program Fee: $2,110
Graduate Program Fee: $2,358

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 3 UF GPA credits, all meals, housing, local transportation, activities fees, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, required snorkeling equipment, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Brian Henry

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Bill Giuliano