• Wildlife Institute
  • Wildlife Institute

    Western Highway Mile 60, San Ignacio, CY, BZ,


The Wildlife Institute (WI) is a U.S. based veterinary study abroad provider offering veterinary and conservation-related courses, internships and tourism products with international conservation partners. WI’s mission is to support wildlife conservation through education and travel.

The Wildlife Institute was founded in the US in 2011 along-side the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) by Justin Ford MSc. (Ecological Manager) and Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand (Wildlife Veterinarian). Justin Ford is the general educational and development programs director at WI, while Dr. Isabelle provides free veterinary care to wildlife at BWRC.

The Wildlife Institute provides support to its wildlife conservation partners in Belize and the region through educational services, tourism development and a LDC scholarship program for promising wildlife vets/vet students from developing countries. WI expands its range and reach as it continues to develop veterinary study abroad and tourism services. Help WI make a difference. Join WI for a course, internship or an insider’s tour that supports Wildlife Medicine & Conservation.

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