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Animal Rescue Sterilisation and Treatment Clinic - Tanzania

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Looking for a vet to join our vet team on this sterilisation/treatment project in the Meru District of Tanzania supporting Mbwa Wa Animal Rescue who will be returning to Baraa and Kimandolu Wards in Arusha City to increase the percentage of sterilized dogs.

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 which WVS have supported and formed a partnership with for the past 4 years. Since then the working relationship has blossomed and we are proud to be able to support this charity on a few projects in 2019.

We are looking for a small team of experienced vets and nurses to form a team on this 2 week sterilisation/treatment project

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes


The projects will start on Saturdays, working till Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off (cleaning, preparing the following week or time to go on a short safari).


All volunteers will stay in the charity's Guest House.

There is a kitchen where the volunteers can cook / prepare breakfast on their own. If any volunteers want to have meals provided it will cost an extra USD 7 per meal.


Country Tanzania, United Rep of


All veterinary professionals are required to have atleast 3 years post graduation experience

Important Notes


  • Transfers, accommodation

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.


​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS


  • Vet
  • Vet Nurse
Details 2 weeks
No spaces available
Cost £50 Admin fee, £450 accommodation fee
+ flights, meals, $200 work permit, visa + £450 Project fees to include accommodation & airport transfers
3 years post graduation experience
Details 2 weeks
No spaces available
Cost £50 admin fee, £450 accommodation
+ flights, meals, work permit, visa + £450 Project fees to include accommodation & airport transfers
3 years post graduation experience
Country Tanzania, United Rep of
If you have questions about this or any of our trips, please contact us on

+44 (0)1725 557225

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