Your role will include:
- The sterilisation, registration and identification of owned dogs, which are carried out in collaboration with the local municipality. A good relationship with the municipality is essential
for the sustainability of the project.
- Provide assistance in the implementation of holistic and humane dog and cat population management in the region.
- To follow established high animal welfare and clinical standards in the shelter.
- The smooth running of the international adoption program of dogs and cats from the shelter, maintaining high clinical standards and thorough health checks throughout.
- Out of hours duties as required
Accommodation will be provided
Must be a qualified veterinarian with the degree obtained after 1980
• Minimum 2-3 yrs experience, more experience desirable, less experience will be considered.
• Must be an EU (including Switzerland) or SEE resident. Unfortunatley due Romania laws they are unable to offer this job to veterinary professionals outside of the EU.
• Must be fluent in English
• Must be passionate about animal welfare and show full commitment to individual and shelter
• Previous experience/ keen interest in shelter medicine and animal welfare work
• Medical and surgical experience and proficiency , especially in neutering procedures
Accommodation & Airport Transfers
International 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.