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Save The Dogs Romania - Vets Needed

Save the Dogs is an animal welfare organisation based in Romania which comprises of three animal shelters located in the Constanta region. The organisation was founded in 2002 with the aim to promote a culture in Romania where people recognise the importance of animal welfare in their communities and where the inhumane killing of stray dogs stops.

They provide free sterilisation and registration services for dogs at their shelters and through our mobile clinic. Dogs housed at the shelters are treated as necessary and rehomed through their adoption services, both within and outside the country. They also work with local primary schools on an education programme to raise awareness on responsible dog ownership and dog bite prevention.

You would need to fly to Bucharest where you will be met by one of the team from Save the Dogs.

Daily work might include:

  • Providing daily checks and treatments of shelter animals as necessary
  • Assist with the routine treatments to be provided to shelter animals ( internal/ external parasite treatment, vaccinations etc)
  • Perform routine sterilisations of shelter animals ( dogs and cats) as required and of Owned Dogs and Cats and possible other surgical procedures as required ( plenty of surgical experience is required)



  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes


Sometimes the charity are able to accommodate volunteers in one of their apartments, but this is not always possible.

In these cases accommodation will need to be paid for by the volunteers and local hotel accomomdation will be arranged via the charity.

This will be at a cost to the volunteers of approx 20-25 Euros a night.

If for any reason on arrival in Bucharest you need to stay the night at the airport hotel - this will be at a cost of approx 30-35 Euros.

Country Romania


Vets must have 5 years post graduation experience and be confident in performing sterilisation surgeries unassisted.  Ideally have recent experience working within a small animal practise.

Vet nurses must have 3 years experience and ideally have supported similar spay/neuter surgeries, preparing dogs for surgery, monitoring during, drawing up meds, placing IV catheters etc.


Important Notes


  • Accommodation

Not Included

  • Return flights
  • Food/ Meals/ Travel Insurance

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!
  • Towel
  • Warm Hat/Gloves
  • 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.


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
  • Vet Nurse
Details 10 days minimum
Spaces available
Cost £50 admin fee
+ Return flights + Food & Drink + Return Airport Transfers 32 euros + Accommodation (if required) 25 euros a night
Details 10 days minimum
Spaces available
Cost £50 admin fee
+ Return flights + Food / Drink + Return airport transfers 32 euros + Accommodation (if required) 25 euros a night
Country Romania

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225

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