Rome Veterinary Programs

Shadowing Veterinarians at Rescues, Sanctuaries and Veterinary Clinics

The Rome program for aspiring veterinarians offers a unique opportunity to work closely with a wide range of animals, including farm animals and wildlife. Participants will gain hands-on experience in animal care, shadow veterinarians, and visit animal sanctuaries, clinics, and research centers in and around 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 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 by shadowing leading veterinarians and participating in real-life procedures and practical demonstrations. Collateral activities at museums and conservation projects will further enrich your understanding of biodiversity and research.


This program emphasizes the importance of veterinarians in promoting animal welfare and conservation, with guidance and support from experienced mentors. It is an exciting opportunity for those interested in a career in veterinary medicine.

Top choice for:

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


Discover Rome

Rome, a multicultural city with millennia of history, boasts breathtaking streets and monuments like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, making it a prime study abroad destination. Its vibrant atmosphere and numerous universities attract students eager to embrace Italian culture. However, if you prefer a quieter, more intimate setting, Rome’s hustle may not suit you. For those craving a dynamic city with rich history, world-class museums, and diverse culinary experiences, Rome is an excellent choice.

Housing in Rome

Our housing options ensure a comfortable and secure stay during the program. You may stay in apartments, hotels, or other accommodations, all guaranteed to be clean and safe. Most commonly, participants stay in shared apartments with double rooms, equipped with amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and even kitchens and living rooms. These accommodations are in central and safe areas of Rome, close to essential facilities. While housing quality may vary, we carefully select providers to maintain high standards of security, cleanliness, and comfort. Your stay will allow you to fully immerse in the study abroad experience while enjoying a convenient and pleasant living space.

Dates and fees 2024

Term I

4,200 ≈ 4,450$
  • May 12 – May 25 PROGRAM FULL

Term II

4,200 ≈ 4,450$

Term III

4,200 ≈ 4,450$
  • June 9 – June 22 PROGRAM FULL

*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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