WVS are looking for a small team of veterinary surgeons and nurses to join a two week sterilisation/treatment project in the Meru District of Tanzania, supporting Mbwa Wa Animal Rescue.
Mbwa Wa Africa (Dogs of Africa) Animal Rescue is a non-profit organisation that rescues and rehomes dogs and cats and offers vaccinations and sterilisation to stray animals or those from low-income households.
WVS have supported and formed a partnership with the charity for the past 6 years and we are proud to be able to support them again in this important campaign in 2021.
The sterilisation campaign will run alongside the Mission Rabies vaccination drive in the nearby area.
£550 per person for two weeks
£550 per person for two weeks
Arrival will be on Thursday 14th January with a briefing held on Friday 15th January 2021.
The sterilisation campaign will then run from Saturday 16th to Wednesday 20th January, with Thursday and Friday as rest days. The campaign then resumes on Saturday 23rd and runs until Wednesday 27th January, with departure on Thursday 28th January.
Rest days are your own free time. There is an option to join a safari at additional cost – more information on this can be given upon enquiry.
Accommodation is included at a local comfortable guesthouse, with meals included.
All veterinary professionals are required to have at least 3 years post-graduation experience.
We are looking for 3 veterinary surgeons and 4 veterinary nurses. Please note that we require a good ratio of surgeons and nurses for the trip to be able to run successfully.
Vaccinations and other medications
Home country transfers
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.
Please also ensure that you are comfortable with the policy details, especially in relation to Covid-19.
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.www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice - Website of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for travel advice generally and specifically by country
The requirements for a visa vary for different nationalities. Therefore, we recommend that you check with the UK FCDO or equivalent for up to date advice and guidance.