Brazil is one of the world's most captivating countries. From the white sand beaches, to wild rainforests and rhythm-filled metropolises, it’s a country that has a rich history and varied culture.
Take a specialist view of beautiful Brazil on this new veterinary tour, which provides fascinating access to veterinary medicine in both rural and urban areas. Brazilian vets have a high level of specialisation, with little crossover between catering for domestic animals, larger animals on farms, equine and wildlife conservation. Travel from iconic Rio de Janeiro to the atmospheric old city of Salvador in Bahia, into the heart of the Amazon and back down to spectacular Rio. Your journey will be punctuated with regular professional visits and talks and will provide real insight into veterinary science and practice in Brazil and the challenges that vets face in treating both wild and domestic animals.
Starting in Rio, visit the Fluminense Veterinary School at the University of Rio de Janeiro, along with a domestic veterinary clinic and a visit to meet with equine vets at the Jockey Club. Continue north to Salvador and meet with vets working with dairy farms as well as sea life conservation projects. Head into the Amazon to see the new veterinary school in Manaus and INPA, a research institute working on manatee projects.
Dr. William Renato da Silva Mendes is a veterinarian in Rio de Janeiro who specializes in dermatology and endocrinology. In 2003 he entered university to pursue his life-long dream of studying veterinary medicine. William earned his Bachelor degree from Castelo Branco University and his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Fluminense Federal University. In addition, for over 25 years he has worked as a professional tour guide, leading visitors in Rio de Janeiro, throughout Brasil and on trips to Europe. Today William divides his time between working as a vet at two clinics in Rio and as a tour guide.
$4,715 per person ( ground only excluding International flights)