Indianapolis Zoo International Veterinary Training Program

By Siska Sulistyo

11 December 2018 |Updated: 29 August 2019

Following their active involvement in OVAG since 2017, Indianapolis Zoo has seen great potential in the Indonesian vets joining the OVAG workshops, and therefore has created a training program in their zoo. 

This program will host up to two Indonesian vets working in orangutan/wildlife centers and show high dedication to contribute in wildlife conservation in the country. The Zoo will cover for all expenses, including plane tickets and acccomodation in the US. The program will take place in 2019 for 3-4 week period. 

The call for application has been shared within the OVAG mailing group and social media (see here) , and has been closed in November 2018. In total, there are 13 applications that were considered.

Currently the committee is deciding from 6 final candidates. The winners will be announced soon!!

Update August 2019:

Earlier this year, 2 lucky Indonesian vets have been selected to do the training at Indianapolis Zoo. They are vet Imam from IAR (Ciapus Centre) and vet Wahyu Hananto from Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Centre. 

Congratulations to both of them, and we look forward to hear their stories from the US!!