PPAWS Veterinary Clinic - Cambodia

Description

PPAWS (https://ppaws.com/) is a veterinary clinic and charity based in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

The dynamic and enthusiastic team of vets, techs and support staff at PPAWS perform neutering, other necessary surgery and treatments both within their clinic and at outreach sites, to the animals of the city. They are also working hard with the pagodas and monks to improve and provide education on animal welfare.

Phnom Penh is a busy and vibrant city, offering many sights including the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Siem Reap and Angkor Wat are also within travelling distance.

Duration

Minimum of 2 weeks placement; this will include rest/sightseeing days. Specific dates for outreach projects may become available on occasion.

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£50 Admin Fee

  • + Flights
  • + Accommodation
  • + Food
  • + Visas
  • + Insurance
  • + Vaccinations
  • + Medical costs

Duration

Minimum of 2 weeks placement; this will include rest/sightseeing days. Specific dates for outreach projects may become available on occasion.

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

£50 Admin Fee

  • + Flights
  • + Accommodation
  • + Food
  • + Visas
  • + Insurance
  • + Vaccinations
  • + Medical costs

Country

Cambodia

Supported Charities

PPAWS

Animals

dog
cat

Dates

Dates available from August 2020 onwards.

Working at the shelter both in surgery and clinic, alongside caring for inpatients.

Working days will be Monday-Friday, with weekends off to spend as you wish. There are occasional outreach missions planned for some weekends – attendance at these is optional. Local staff can provide information of any planned events when you arrive.

Not included.

There are many options available for tourists in the city.

Some suggestions near to the clinic are shown below, covering a range of budgets.

We are looking for both vets and VN’s for placements of up to 2 or 3 volunteers at a time.

Vets must have 3 years and VN’s 2 years post qualification experience.

PPAWS uses TIVA as their anaesthetic protocol – experience is not compulsory however may be beneficial.

Included as standard

Airport transfers

Not included as standard

Flights, accommodation, food, visas, vaccination and medical costs

Please note all costs are estimates

Lunch ($2-$3 per day- available at clinic)

Transport to and from shelter (Various costs. Please note that vehicle hire for any self-drive is not permitted for any part of the trip)

Tourist visa $36cd online application

Laundry $1/kg

Dinner $3-$15

Breakfast $2-$5

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.

WVS Annual Membership includes travel insurance for volunteers on any WVS or Mission Rabies trips within the 12 month period and costs £40. This can be set up easily online if you click on the Individual Membership: https://wvs.org.uk/donate

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.

Volunteers should be aware that Cambodia carries a risk of Zika virus.

Visas

​Tourist visas are required for UK visitors and are available online at https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

Travellers from other countries should check their own government website for guidance.