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Pai Outreach Small Animal Clinic with WVS Thailand

As part of our commitment to care for the dogs of Chiang Mai and beyond, WVS Thailand carries out an outreach project several times a year in Pai, a beautiful town on the Thai/Burma border. Our Thai team were contacted by the local community, requesting veterinary support as they have no veterinarian in the area.

The project aims to carry out a sterilisation programme and to provide veterinary care to many injured cats and dogs. The Pai community are extremely grateful for our work at these clinics and are always very welcoming and receptive to our teams. We are now opening up positions for international volunteer vets and vet nurses to join us on these outreach clinics, to allow more animals to be treated and increase the provision of veterinary care in this rural community. 

We have spaces available for 1 vet and 1-3 vet nurses. Dates include travel days.

The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project.

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On arrival in Chiang Mai you will begin your time with us at the WVS Jeanne Marchig International Training Centre to meet our veterinary team and receive a full briefing on the project. You will spend a few days operating at the centre to help the team assess surgical skills and introduce you to what it is like operating in Thailand before heading in to a field environment where facilities will be much more basic. The outreach clinic itself will run for five days. 

This outreach project not only provides a vital service to the community and animals of Pai, but also offers you the chance to challenge your skills in a brand new environment, becoming immersed in the culture and surroundings of Thailand. 


Country Thailand


Vets and vet nurses must have 5+ years post graduate experience and be confident operating in field conditions.

Important Notes


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers and in-country travel

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • 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.


​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

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Wed 6th Nov 2019Sat 16th Nov 2019
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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. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
  • Vet
  • Vet Nurse
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Spaces available
Cost £500
+ Flights - approximately £560 + Vaccinations
5 years experience
Details 10
Spaces available
Cost £500
+ Flights - approximately £560 + Vaccinations
5 years experience
Country Thailand

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