Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital

Description

Located on the main island of Viti Levu in the Fiji Islands is the first modern, purpose-built animal hospital. The Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital (PASH) is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of the animals of Fiji. They are looking for experienced vets and nurses to volunteer for a minimum 2 week period throughout the year.

Duration

2 weeks minimum

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£50 Admin fee
+ Flights, Travel Insurance, Meals, Vaccinations

Duration

2 weeks minimum

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£50 Admin Fee
+ Flights, Travel Insurance, Meals, Vaccinations

Country

Fiji

Animals

cat
dog

Dates

Dates available throughout the year.

Any questions?

+44 1725 557225

Surgeries are basic sterilisations, tumors (common in Fiji) and sadly there are always injuries due to RTA's as well as various other injuries.

General checkups, vaccinations and treatments will be required

Hospital Open Hours: Monday - Friday with 1/2 day on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Volunteers will be met on arrival at the airport by one of the Trustees where you will be taken to the Hospital for a briefing and discussion on local customs and the basic operation of the facility. Any medical protocols will be reviewed with them by the resident vet.

A new onsite 2 bedroom apartment will be provided for volunteers which includes air conditioning, full size refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, coffee maker, toaster and all dishes and utensils.

Experienced vets and nurses with 3 years post graduation experience

Must be up to date with Tetanus and any other vaccinations as recommended by your GP for Fiji.

There is no requirement for Rabies vaccinations for work in Fiji.

Visas are not required for Fiji

Flight arrivals and departures to the International Airport in Nadi.

Included as standard

Accommodation & Airport Transfers

Not included as standard

International Flights, Meals, Travel Insurance, Vaccinations

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, 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.