WVS India was established in 2010 to improve animal health and welfare through veterinary skills development, inspiration and advice. Since the establishment, WVS India ITC has become known as a centre of excellence in providing high-quality surgical training courses for veterinarians. The WVS India team has also conducted regular street clinics for working equines, especially donkeys and ex-racehorses, in Southern India and the results of this work clearly shows what a significant improvement the clinics have done for the life of the working donkeys. We have also seen how young veterinarians can benefit from attending these clinics to get more experience and understanding about working equines and their health and welfare needs.
In order to continually provide the veterinary care for these horses and donkeys, we are in need of an experienced farrier for the dates below. You must hold a full farrier certificate and be happy to assist our vets with routine and unusual foot problems and advise our vets and technicians on corrective procedures.
The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project.
£50 (WVS Admin fee) - Food, accommodation and transfers included
Dates available throughout the year.
Accommodation & Airport Transfers
Flights, Meals, Travel Insurance, Vaccinations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.