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Dog Spay and Neuter Clinic in Thailand

We are delighted to offer an incredible opportunity to work at our brand new dog clinic in Thailand. This trip is in association with BLES (Boon Lotts Elephant sanctuary).

The clinic is located 8km from the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand. The nearest airport, Sukhothai, is one of the most beautiful in Asia and an hours drive.

The short flight, less than an hour, with Bangkok Airways leaves twice daily, seven days a week from Bangkok to Sukhothai and Sukhothai to Bangkok. 

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes


The clinic starts early in the morning and locals arrive with their animals for treatments during the day which can be varied and you will find this will be different each day so a set itinerary is unlikley to be avaiable.

You will also have the advantage of working with two members of our Thai vet team who are used to working at Boon Lott and will guide you through our protocols and procedures.


Accommodation is provided at a local hotel near to the Boon Lott centre and food, soft drinks are provided in the cost.

Country Thailand

The clinic is located 8km from the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand. The nearest airport, Sukhothai, is one of the most beautiful in Asia and an hours drive.


We require vets with at least five years post qualification experience. For more details, please get in touch

Important Notes


  • Pick-ups and airport transfers
  • UK office support
  • 24/7 emergency support on the ground through Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation (available at £115 p/w)
  • Meals (included in accommodation costs)
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vaccinations


Does BLES accept credit cards?
NO. We are not setup to accept credit cards. Payment must be made in full in Thai baht upon the time of arrival.

Is there Internet access?
Yes and you are welcome to take advantage of our wireless service.

Is there an ATM?
Yes. The closest ATM and bank is a 30-minute drive from BLES.

Is there a safe?
Yes. We have a safe for our guests’ valuables.

Will I get a signal on my mobile phone?
It is possible to get a signal at the Sanctuary — if you don’t mind climbing to the top of the mountain! However, we do have a landline available for emergencies.

What other animals are at the Sanctuary?
At BLES we believe all animals should be cared for in a loving and considerate way. In addition to the elephants, BLES is home to six dogs, nine cats, a bird, and three cows — all rescued by Katherine and her team.

Does everyone speak English?
No, but most of the staff understands basic English. They are welcoming and do their best to make our guests comfortable. Katherine, the founder of BLES, is fluent in Thai and is available during the day to break down any communication barriers.

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:
  • 4 pairs of lightweight, non-synthetic, long trousers
  • 2-4 long-sleeved, lightweight, non-synthetic shirts
  • 2-4 t-shirts (non-synthetic shirts)
  • 1 pair of waterproof flip-flops or sandals
  • 1 pair of trainers
  • Hat
  • Lightweight jacket, polar fleece or sweater
  • Suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent without DEET
  • Thai phrase book
  • Wildlife books or DVDs (we have a collection in all languages and greatly appreciate any donations)
  • Towel
  • 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 WVS volunteers will also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies. Cotswold Discount will also provide WVS volunteers with a 10% discount at any Cotswold Outdoor store or on their online shop. A voucher will be sent to you once you have signed up to a WVS trip.

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

DepartureReturnVetsVet NursesOther
Sat 1st Sep 2018Fri 7th Sep 2018
Sat 17th Nov 2018Fri 23rd Nov 2018
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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

WVS is a registered UK charity with a dedicated team to support you before you travel and during your trip. There are many benefits to joining a WVS team and these include:

  • A Trip Pack giving you all the details you need before you travel
  • 24/7 emergency support from the WVS office and Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoor
  • Discounted travel insurance from Go Walkabout
  • And, you will be making a massive difference to animals and local communities
  • Vet
  • Vet Nurse
Details 5 days
Spaces available
Cost £180 accomodation + £50 (WVS admin fee)
+ Flights - approximately £564
At least 5 years post-qualification experience
Details 5
Spaces available
Cost £180 accomodation + £50 (WVS admin fee)
+ Flights - approximately £564
Country Thailand

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+44 (0)1725 557225

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