Milan Veterinary Programs

Shadowing Veterinarians at Rescues, Sanctuaries and Veterinary Clinics

In the bustling city of Milan and its surroundings, aspiring veterinarians will find a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of animal sanctuaries and clinics that specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of various species. Students will embark on an unforgettable journey through sanctuaries like Progetto Cuori Liberi, Fattoria Capre e Cavoli, and Vita da Cani, and learn from the dedicated professionals at Clinica Veterinaria Europea. While in rescues our fellows will have the chance to shadow specialized veterinarians and have some hands-on experience with their guidance, at the veterinary clinic hosting physiotherapy, rehabilitation and sports medicine center, they will delve into advanced veterinary practices.

Top choice for:

  • Veterinary clinic shadowing
  • Farm animals
  • Cats and dogs
  • Pigs, boars, goats, donkeys
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Animal sanctuaries
  • Animal behavior and inter-species interactions


Discover Milan

Milan, a city with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving contemporary scene, is a global hub for business and attracts students and young professionals worldwide. Renowned for its fashion, art, and finance, it offers a diverse range of experiences. Milan is a fashion lover’s paradise, housing prestigious fashion houses and hosting Milan Fashion Week. The city boasts historical landmarks like the Duomo Cathedral and Sforza Castle, as well as cultural gems such as La Scala opera house. Its contemporary art scene thrives in modern museums and galleries, exemplified by the Fondazione Prada. Additionally, Milan is a bustling center for international business and finance. With its cosmopolitan atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, culinary delights, and cultural richness, Milan caters to a wide range of interests, making it an exciting place to live and study.

Housing in Milan

The housing option in Milan, offered to students in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship program, provides a safe and central location for a comfortable stay. The spacious room is well-equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel’s recent renovation offers contemporary features, ensuring a pleasant living space and secure environment. Its central location grants easy access to the city’s attractions and amenities, including the metro, allowing students to explore the city conveniently, focus on their shadowing and immerse themselves in the local culture. The friendly and supportive hotel staff enhances the overall fellowship experience for participants.

Dates and fees 2024

Term I

4,725 ≈ 5,000$
  • June 30 – July 13 PROGRAM FULL

Term II

4,725 ≈ 5,000$
  • July 14 – July 27 PROGRAM FULL

Term III

4,725 ≈ 5,000$
  • July 28 – August 10

*Note that program start date listed is always a Sunday and your housing is available from that day. The first day of shadowing is the Monday after move in day. The last day of the program stated is always a Saturday and housing is booked for you up until this morning. The last day of shadowing is the Thursday of that week. The last Friday is kept for final packing and personal tasks, therefore you can checkout on Friday instead of Saturday if that is preferable for you.

Included with the fees

Currently accepting candidates:

Pre-veterinary, Animal science, Veterinary school, Vet technicians, Gap-year, Post-bacc,
One Health, Global Health, Veterinary medicine related paths


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