GambiCats - Neutering Clinic

Description

GambiCats started its work in The Gambia, West Africa in 1998 and became a UK Registered Charity in 1999. Their objectives are to encourage neutering, and help improve the welfare of the cats and dogs.

Nearly every year since 1998 GambiCats has organised a dedicated neutering clinic for 7 - 10 days with vets from Europe. The charity relies on donations from the public to continue this programme of work and they are looking for a vet and nurse to help them with their next clinic lined up from the 8th - 22nd November.

Duration

2 weeks

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

50% airfare approx £200 & £50 admin fee
+ Vaccinations, Travel insurance

Duration

2 weeks

Availability

Spaces available

Cost

50% airfare approx £200 & £50 admin fee
+ Vaccinations, Travel insurance

Country

Gambia

Supported Charities

Gambicats

Animals

cat
dog

Dates

Start date
End date
08/11/2019
22/11/2019

Any questions?

+44 1725 557225

Accommodation and meals provided

Volunteers need to be used to neutering dogs and cats without gas as injectable sedation only is available.

Previous experience working in basic conditions is required.

Vets and nurses must have atleast 3 years post graduation experience 

You must be up to date with tetanus and rabies vaccinations.

Included

Accommodation & Airport Transfers

Not Included

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 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.

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.