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Full-Time Paid Vet Vacancies at the GSPCA in Grenada

The GSPCA (The Grenadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is located on the island of Grenada, the sunshine island of the Caribbean. Its inhabitants are friendly and welcoming and this small clinic is an amazing place to work. Two full time vet vacancies are now available!

Originally founded in 1936 as the Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Grenada SPCA is one of the oldest societies in the Caribbean. Based in St George's, the GSPCA is a non-profit organization that treats and sterilises the local animals and rehomes approximately 200-240 animals yearly.

The island is blessed with sunny days and light tropical west Indian winds with beaches and coves dotted around the island. Its the ideal location for anyone who loves exploring in their spare time and is looking for a veterinary adventure with a tropical Caribbean lifestyle.

For more information, please email the team directly on http://grenadanimalshelter@gmail.com

 

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes

Itinerary

Job responsibilities:      

Spay/Neuter surgeries

General health checks on dogs and cats brought to the clinic

Regular health consults with various ailments on dogs and cats brought to the clinic.

Health maintenance and treatment of the animals at the shelter

Participation in community outreach vaccination and spay/neuter clinics when possible

Accommodation

Shared accomodation at the GSPCA

Country Grenada

Requirements

Job Specification

Two vets are required required to work full time basic at the GSPCA in Grenada West Indies

Details below:

Employment Position 1:

Experience / Qualifications:    3-5 years’ experience ranging from surgeries (spays, neuters, hematoma, lump removals, etc.) to general consultations

Job responsibilities:   

Spay/Neuter surgeries

General health checks on dogs and cats brought to the clinic

Regular health consults with various ailments on dogs and cats brought to the clinic.

Health maintenance and treatment of the animals at the shelter

Participation in community outreach vaccination and spay/neuter clinics when possible

Employment Position 2:

Experience / Qualifications:    New graduate who has experience ranging from surgeries (spays, neuters, hematoma, lump removals, etc.) to general consultations

Job responsibilities:     

Spay/Neuter surgeries

General health checks on dogs and cats brought to the clinic

Regular health consults with various ailments on dogs and cats brought to the clinic.

Health maintenance and treatment of the animals at the shelter

Participation in community outreach vaccination and spay/neuter clinics when possible

What's included for both positions?

Work Permit: Provided yearly, and paid for by the GSPCA

Accommodation: Provided; shared apartment located on the 2nd floor of the animal shelter

For more information, please email the team directly on http://grenadanimalshelter@gmail.com

 

 

 

Important Notes

Included

  • This is paid full time empolyment

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.

Visas

​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
Country Grenada
Animals

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225