Rome Veterinary Programs

Shadowing Veterinarians at Rescues, Sanctuaries and Veterinary Clinics

Through the Rome program for aspiring veterinarians, students will encounter an incredible array of animals, including goats, sheep, cows, horses, pigs, wild boars, rabbits, turkeys, hens, ducks, dogs, cats, llamas, and various exotic and wildlife species. Through hands-on experiences, practical demonstrations, and shadowing opportunities, participants will gain invaluable insights into the care and conservation of these diverse creatures while being inspired by their unique stories and interactions.

Discover an unparalleled adventure in veterinary medicine with the Rome program for aspiring veterinarians! Immerse yourself in a world of fascinating animals, immersive experiences, and life-changing connections at a variety of animal sanctuaries, clinics, and research centers in and around the beautiful city of Rome. 


Witness firsthand the incredible stories of resilience and recovery at sanctuaries like Santuario Capra Libera Tutti and Rifugio Hope, where you’ll be inspired by the remarkable interspecies interactions and the tireless work of dedicated professionals.


Unlock your passion for exotic and wildlife veterinary medicine with exclusive access to state-of-the-art facilities like Policlinico Polivet and LIPU wildlife rescue center, where you’ll gain invaluable skills and experience by shadowing leading veterinarians and participating in real-life procedures. 


Broaden your horizons with thought-provoking collateral activities at the Museum of Comparative Anatomy and the Bioparco conservation project, providing you with a unique opportunity to delve into the captivating world of biodiversity, conservation, and research.


Join us on this unforgettable journey as we explore the vital role of veterinarians in promoting animal welfare and conservation. 


You’ll be guided and supported by passionate professionals and experienced mentors who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Apply now and kickstart your exciting career in veterinary medicine!

Top choice for:

  • Farm animals
  • Exotic animals
  • Animal sanctuaries
  • Animal behavior and inter-species interactions
  • Veterinary clinic shadowing
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Wildlife rescue


Discover Rome

Rome is a large multicultural city, deeply rooted in ancient civilization and bearing testimonial of its thousands of years of history. Walking around the streets and monuments is breathtaking and it’s impossible to forget its stunning beauty. 



The city offers a wealth of historical landmarks and cultural attractions for students looking to study abroad. From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, there is no shortage of breathtaking sights to see in Rome. 



With its lively atmosphere and numerous universities, it is a popular destination for students looking to immerse themselves in Italian culture.



While Rome is a fascinating destination for many young students looking to experience the history and culture of Italy, it may not be ideal for everyone. If you’re someone who prefers a more relaxed pace or a smaller, intimate setting, the hustle and bustle of Rome may not be for you. Additionally, those seeking off-the-beaten-path destinations may find Rome to be too crowded. However, for students interested in immersing themselves in a vibrant and dynamic city with a rich history, Rome is an excellent choice.



With world-renowned museums, beautiful parks and gardens, and a diverse array of culinary experiences, Rome is perfect for those seeking to explore and learn.

Housing in Rome

Our housing arrangements offer a range of accommodation options to ensure a comfortable and safe stay for all participants in our program. Depending on availability, you may be housed in an elegant apartment, a cozy hotel room, or another type of comfortable dwelling.



Regardless of the specific housing option, all of our accommodations are guaranteed to be clean, safe, and comfortable, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the study abroad experience, explore Rome, and get much-needed rest between long days of shadowing.



The most common accommodation is in shared apartments with one or two double rooms.

All apartments are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms, and many also have a kitchen, living room, desks, and a washing machine.



The apartments are located in central and safe areas of Rome, with easy access to shops, pharmacies, metro stations, and a variety of restaurants and grocery stores.



Please note that the quality of housing may vary and is dependent on available providers. Nonetheless, we are confident that you will enjoy your stay, as we carefully select our providers and work closely with them to ensure a high standard of safety, cleanliness, and comfort.

Dates and fees

Term I

4,000 ≈ 4,300$
  • May 15 – May 26

Term II

4,000 ≈ 4,300$
  • May 29 – June 09

Term III

4,000 ≈ 4,300$
  • June 19 – June 30

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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