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Lanta Animal Welfare Clinic - Thailand

Lanta Animal Welfare are a charity WVS are pleased to continue to support and we are looking for an experienced vet who is happy working unassisted to run the clinic at their centre for the month of March.

For the first 5 days you will be the only vet at the clinic but you will be supported for the whole period with a qualified vet nurse and from day 6 you will be joined by a local vet for additional support. 

The centre has morning and afternoon ward rounds, daily outpatient diagnosis and treatment, mainly cat sterilisations (on average 5 cats per day). 



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  • Accommodation
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  • Requirements
  • Notes


The vets work 9am to 5pm, plus on call (maybe 1-2 calls a week- very low frequency).

The centre has morning and afternoon ward rounds, daily outpatient diagnosis and treatment, mainly cat sterilisations (on average 5 cats per day).  


Accommodation and food will be provided for free by Lanta Animal Welfare

Country Thailand


Vet applicants must have 5 years post graduation experience and must have worked in a small animal practise.  Vets must also be confident in performing routine surgeries unassisted and ideally have proven experience running a clinic.

Important Notes


  • Accommodation & Meals

Not Included

  • Return flights

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

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. Our trips usually include a small admin fee which helps cover: 

  • Pick-ups and 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
  • Vet
Details 15 days
Spaces available
Cost £50 plus return flights of approx £500 UK to Krabi
Country Thailand

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225